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Take some of the heavy lifting out of managing a new directory and let business owners do the hard work of maintaining their listings.

With this add-on, business owners can literally “claim” their listings, identify themselves as the business owner and get verified.

With the add-on activated, GeoDirectory places a “claim listing” button to the sidebar of each listing. Business owners can submit their details to become approved owners.

GeoDirectory will notify you by e-mail of new claims. You can choose to auto-verify the claims via e-mail or moderate claims yourself via a dedicated page in the admin area. Approving or rejecting the claim sends an e-mail notification to the business owner. You can customise the message they receive to give it the personal touch. Deleting the request sends no notification.

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If you choose, you can set the add-on to require a direct contact with the business owner to verify the listing.

Once approved, business owners can add images, link to events and show an “owner-verified” badge on their listing.

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Options

Options

Requests

Requests

Notifications

Notifications

24 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

  6. Can the Claim by by multiple users? If my site lists social clubs in cities, I’d like users be able to “affiliate’ with the club listed on my site. So they don’t own the business, but are a member of that business.

    • hi,
      that goes beyond of the scope of the claim listing addon (which is for business owners) and will require a customization.
      Thanks

  7. I like the functionality of the Geo Directory Plugin and add-ons but I can only make purchase if a woocommerce integration is made available because an integration with the woocommerce will be the only need for my business. Thank you

    • I’ll rephrase my question. What do you wish to integrate of Woocommerce with GeoDirectory?

      Examples of possible integrations:
      – One simple shop for the entire directory
      – One shop for each listings to create a marketplace

      Let us know,

    • Good question. In short, if the woocommerce plugin is integrated with GeoDirectroy to process payments such as using woocommerce products to pay for listing, featured listing, etc.

      It will be a better option if it is integrated into the prices and payment add-on which serves as a payment gateway where products will be used to process payments. Thank you

    • hi,
      that is something we are not considering. We think it would be an overkill and make the system bloated with too many options.
      Thx

  8. Do you have to be a registered user to claim a listing? What happens exactly when someone tries to claim a listing? Are users forced to log in first?

    • hi,
      yes you muts be registered or the system won’t be able to assign the user as the new listing’s owner (author).

      Thanks

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