Foursquare is a location based social network. Their maps power the Pinterest Map Boards. If you haven’t already done so, now is a great time to ensure your business is claimed on Foursquare.
In an earlier post, I explained how to add a business to Foursquare if you did not own the business. It can be frustrating if you are using Pinterest Map Boards and a business is not present on Foursquare – you can’t map it!
In this video, I show you how to add your own business to Foursquare and the verification process. It takes a few minutes, then a wait for a verification card.
Don’t miss out on people pinning YOUR business on Pinterest Map Boards
How To Add Your Business To FourSquare
Hi, it’s Jan Kearney at My Local Business Online. Today I’m ging to show you how to claim your business listing on FourSquare if you are the business owner.
First, navigate to business.foursquare.com/listing. Once you have arrived, click the big orangey get started button.
Make sure you are logged in to FourSquare then proceed to claim your business. Type in your full business name. FourSquare will try to automatically generate your location. In my case (and the business case) we are in Widnes. Widnes doesn’t seem to exist on the Internet, we’re lumped in with Runcorn!
Then you do a search. If your business is already on FourSquare, if somebody has already listed it, the details should pop up. There we go, just scroll down a bit.
Add your phone number and follow the verification instructions given to you.
Once you’ve completed the phone verification, it will automatically go to the next page. You can then verify with a credit or debit card or you can ask for the mail verification, which is what we are going to do. Similar to Google Places, a postcard will arrive at the address. I am going to click on mail me a verification code.
That’s it for now. We just need to wait for the pin number to come through and we’re all set on Foursquare. Speak to you soon!
Over to you…
Is your business on Foursquare? Do you use the mapping feature on Pinterest? Let me know your experiences in the comments 🙂How to Add Your Business to Foursquare [Video] by Jan Kearney