gd_claim_fe

Our Claim Listing addon can make managing a new directory very easy. This plugin will allow you to add a link to the side bar of your listings that let’s a user submit their information requesting to become the owner of the listing (users can claim their business), you will be notified via email of new claims.

You can allow listing claims to be auto verified via email or you have the option to manage new claims from a dedicated backend claim page. From this page you can reject the claim, approve the claim or just delete the claim.

Approving the claim will notify the user and they will then be able to login and edit the listing as desired. Rejecting the claim will also notify the user, deleting the claim sends no notifications. All notifications messages are fully editable.

Options

Options

Requests

Requests

Notifications

Notifications

14 thoughts on “Claim Listings

  1. I’d like to do this similar to the way Google does google places and send a post card with a verification code that they can then input and it verifies them. Can I set it up to do that or at least have it to where there is a pss word or some code that needs to be input to verify?

    • HI,

      you have 2 options. Automatic verification. An email with a verification link is sent to the listing owner and after verification he is authorized.
      Or manual activation, in that case you can require a direct contact, like a phone number to call the owner directly before approving him. Any other solution would have to be custom built.
      Thx

    • Hi, no the claim system can’t be linked to a mandatory payment. It would require a customization…
      Thanks

  2. A mandatory payment feature would be good as free listings would already have basic business details and so claiming a listing for additional exposure should naturally be available at a price. Do you do customization?

    Thanks

    • A business owner may just want to correct a wrong information submitted by a user or change his telephone number. A mandatory payment for that would be seen as an extortion IMHO.
      Upgrade remain as a secondary option.
      No we don’t provide customization services.
      Thx

  3. I am almost certain that I will be purchasing all add-ons for this plugin, but am wondering whether or not it would be possible to customize the “claim listing” feature, using facebook or linkedin connect/ verification as an alternative to submitting a phone number.

    • Currently it doesn’t provide such feature, but it can be definitely implemented with some custom code.
      Thx

  4. I’m not sure I understand how this works. Do you input the date for a basic listing on behalf of a business, and then it’s live on the site? Or do you put their info in, and then they have to claim it before it becomes live.

    Do they get automatically notified that you’ve added them to your site. What is the legality of adding listings to your site without the prior permission of the business. We might assume they’d like to be on our site, but then again they may not want to be on it.

    Many thanks.
    Jane

    • Hi,

      the system allows to either enter them yourself and let them claim (system doesn’t notify the business owner that the listing has been added). Or let business owner add their business for themself.

      Once added the listing is visible. The claim system only gives the business owner to edit his listing.

      You don’t need the business owner’s permission to list a public business address if it is already available anywhere else. In any case after they claim it, they can even delete it.

      Thanks

  5. My question is does this or any other of your plugin fetch the basic business data from google or any other public source ? and if user want they can claim, edit or upgrade their listing. Because manually entering all the businesses data is practically not possible. Do you have anything built in for that ?
    Please help.

    • Hi,
      we have an addon that allows users to fetch their individual facebook page or yelp listing. We don’t provide any tool to massively scrape other databases.
      Thx

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