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How to Add your Business to Facebook Places

Facebook places is all the rage right now. Everyone wants to know, “How do I add my business to Facebook Places.” And why wouldn’t they, with the introduction of Facebook Deals, Facebook Places has become much more appealing for businesses large and small and is sure to be an important component of your social media optimization strategy. Let’s take a moment to talk about what Facebook Places are, then we will go over how to add your business to Facebook Places.facebook-places

According to Facebook, “Places is a Facebook mobile application that allows you to see where your friends are and share your physical location. You can check in to nearby Places to tell your friends where you are, tag your friends in the Places you visit, and view comments your friends have made about the Places you visit. Use Places to experience Facebook in a completely new way by connecting with your friends in the real world.”

So Facebook Places allow you to see where your friends are. You can also share your location. This has massive implications for businesses who would like people to check in at their place. Because of this, businesses are chomping at the bit to add their listing on Facebook Places. If you are looking to add your business to Facebook Places, this is what you need to do.

Adding your Business to Facebook Places

The first thing that you have to do is claim your place. To do this, search for your place using the Facebook for iPhone application or by utilizing a Facebook for touch device. If your business is not already listed as a place, simply click the “add” or the “+” sign to create your Facebook Place profile.

Next, you will need to claim your Facebook Place. To do this, navigate to the bottom of the page and click on the link which says, “Is this your business.” Once you click on this you will need to follow the steps to verify that this is in-fact your place.

The last thing you will need to do to add your business to Facebook Places is to merge your business page with the Facebook places account. Facebook will supply you with the option to merge the page and place account after the verification process has been complete.

Adding your business to Facebook Places is definitely a worthwhile activity, especially if you run a local business with a physical location. Furthermore, with the implementation of Facebook Deals, businesses will now have the option to offer incentives to people who check in to their businesses location.

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More Resources on Facebook Places (Other Websites)

How to use Facebook Places for your Business

Facebook Places Help Center

to get your business started with Facebook Places.

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Garry Grant began his online career in 1993 creating strategic Web and e-business solutions for Homepage.com, The Rush Limbaugh Show, Premiere Radio Networks, Clear Channel Communications, EarthLink and Artisan Motion Pictures. Today, Garry and SEO Inc.’s highly skilled digital strategists develop proprietary technology and strategic digital marketing direction for Fortune 500 companies including, SC Johnson, McAfee, Entrepreneur.com., Inc Magazine, IGN, Tacorri, LPL Financial, National Kidney Foundation, G4 TV, Fuel TV and Sony, just to name a few.