Brush up on your knowledge of how to use this great community resource.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
Saturday, January 5
Welcome to 2013—a great year to get involved and share all things Back Bay. Patch has certainly grown and changed since we started. So even if you think you know how to use the site like a pro, here are some more tips to stay informed—and, more important, inform others. 1. Picture perfect: Add photos to our Neighborhood Gallery. Have a great picture from a night on Newbury Street, a walk in the Public Garden or a nearby performance? Now you can share it with everyone else in the neighborhood—and the gallery is an easy spot for your family to find it. Just upload your photos, add a caption so we know what's going on, and share the link. 2. Learn more: Follow every step of a story. Use our follow-up feature to know when we post a new story …
Business owners are encouraged to claim listings in Patch Places to better promote their business and inform Back Bay Patch readers.
When Back Bay Patch launched in November 2010, editors and freelancers ventured to local businesses in order to collect information for our Places directory. Now, 20 months later, Patch Places is a spot where users can find descriptions, hours, accepted payment methods, and much more for spots around town. All users can add events taking place at local spots, can rate the business on a scale of one to five stars, and can add a review. But owners of local businesses get extra bonuses when they claim a listing. Owners or managers should search for their business listing and select "claim you listing" in order to make updates to the page. A form will pop up asking for your name, contact information, and proof of ownership. Within a few days, …