Hercules Patch has built up a comprehensive Hercules business directory, which is a searchable, categorized and includes virtually every business in town. We'd like all Hercules businesses to know that they can realize extra value when they claim their free listings in the directory.
Our directory helps readers find descriptions, hours, accepted payment methods and more details on businesses — from restaurants to retail stores; from auto shops to medical and real estate offices.
Here's what you can do by claiming your listing:
View Your Stats
You can see how many users have rated, reviewed or follow your listing. You also can link the listing to your exisiting website and to your Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Edit Your Listing
Add photos, website information, hours of operation, contact information, speical offers or events.
Choose "Extra Info" to add information like the founding date of your business, what kinds of payments you accept, parking information and more.
Manage Photos & Media
Here you can add and edit photos and choose which image is featured. If you have a video or PDFs, you can include those too.
See what people have to say about your business and respond to reviews.
Use Free Tools
This is an easy way to post events and add job openings to our classifieds section, also known as the Marketplace.
Use Paid Tools
You can upgrade your listing with a video profile, add a message from the owner and become a featured business on the Places page for a fee. You can learn more about these options and see how to get in touch with a sales team member.
How to Claim Your Listing
To claim your listing, make sure that you're registered as a Hercules Patch user. (If not registered, simpy click here or on "Join" at the top right of our home page and enter your information.)
Next, open your listing. Underneath the photos, there is a box with the question: "Do you own or manage this location? Claim it!" Click there and a form will pop up, asking for contact information and authorization to claim it. If you prefer, you can follow these steps in the attached video.
Within a few days, someone from Patch will contact you to verify your authenticity. You'll then be approved as the business owner and will see a "Manage Your Listing" button.
If you don't see your business in our directory, it's easy to add it. Just hover your cursor over the Directory tab near the top center of our home page. You'll see a drop-down menu of categories. Click on any category to open a new page. Then scroll to the bottom to "Know a business or place missing from our directory? Add it!" Click there and you're on your way to creating your listing.
Our goal is to give businesses the maximum opportunity to increase their visibility, accessiblity and customer traffic. We also want to provide readers with a comprehensive, accurate and reliable place to find local goods and services. We want our listings to be up to date and fresh. And you are free to add a personal character to your listing by claiming it.
Please send any questions to Hercules@Patch.com.