Get Listed On Facebook Places

What is Facebook Places?  Facebook Places is a fun location based tool that lets users post to their friends there exact location.  Check-ins can also be used to promote your business.  For example, you can offer a discount or free item to all customers that check in to your business.  Promoting your business on Facebook Places can help your location stand out on Facebook Nearby Places.  Facebook users can use the Facebook Nearby tool to find local businesses.  They can choose all or filter by a specific category.  Facebook will show the most relevant results based on the user’s location proximity as well as their friends recommendations and check ins.   All local business’s should set up a complete Facebook business page, claim their Place and merge their Page with their Place.  Doing so will enhance your visibility on Facebook.




Step 1: Locating your business on Facebook Places

If your business has a brick and mortar location then you want to make sure your business is set up on Facebook Places.  The first step consists of either finding or adding your business to Facebook. After you’ve opened the application, look for a button that says either “Check In” or “Places”, depending on your device type. This should pull up a search bar in which you can enter your business’ name. If nothing pops up in the search results, there should be an option to add and list your company on Facebook places. You’ll also have the opportunity to list a short description about your company. If your business has already been added, you can go ahead and ignore this step.

Step 2: Log In

Log into Facebook on your desktop or PC. When you search for your company, one of the results should be under the “Places” category.

Step 3: Verify Your Account

Underneath the picture on the “Places” page there should be a hyperlink within the phrase “Is this your business?” To initiate the verification process, click on that link.
You won’t be allowed to revise your business’ Facebook page immediately. Facebook will ask for a business email domain ID, or some kind of document with you and your company’s name prominently displayed. Even after submitting one of these documents, it could take up to seven days before Facebook allows you to edit your business page.