Claim Foursquare Venues Without the Wait
Getting started on Foursquare is easy, but it requires a bit of a wait, which delays you from reaching its user base. This week, the company has introduced a new process for claiming venues that will significantly cut down the wait time.
Previously, you had to submit your Foursquare ID, the URL of your venue, and a link to your venue’s online contact page. Foursquare then reviewed the information while you waited 7-10 days for verification.
Now the company has introduced a new self-serve option that requires no waiting. All you have to do is pay a one-time $10 verification fee and you can instantly claim your venue and open your digital doors for check-ins.
Local businesses can still verify venues at no charge by mail, but it’s a significantly slower process that will take three to four weeks. The updated feature is already rolling out across the U.S.; international businesses will follow soon after.
With more than 20 million people using Foursquare, the check-in service has become an incredibly powerful tool for small businesses. By claiming your venue, you’re able to edit your listing, which can help you attract more foot traffic.
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