Thursday, January 3, 2013
Make Patch part of your New Year's resolution. There are so many ways to engage and interact with our site, but here are 10 to get you started.
It's not too early to start planning for your 2013 New Year's resolution. And a pretty easy resolution would be to participate more on Bensalem Patch. Bensalem Patch tries to keep you in the loop on local news, events and more. In 2013, you'll see and hear even more from us as we work to make this community news site even more engaging and interactive for our users. The opportunities to comment on stories, share opinions, post photos and announcements and add events to the community calendar are still available and through the use of these and other features, we hope our site will strengthen this community, and you, as a member of that community, will help make it better. With that being said, here are 10 ways you can use Bensalem Patch …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
There's no cost to take advantage of the perks we offer with our free listings for businesses and institutions, so why not click that "Claim it!" button today? Here's how it works.
- Joe Hart
Thursday, August 23, 2012
When Patch launched in Bensalem, editors and freelancers visited many local businesses to collect information for our directory. Patch Places is 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, someone from Patch should contact you to verify your …
Friday, October 28, 2011
Five percent of our ad space goes free of charge to non-profits.
As mentioned in a previous Patch 101 tutorial, Patch Gives Back to the Community, volunteering is a big part of Patch. We volunteer at least five times a year, list volunteer opportunities in our calendar and let groups make announcements when they're in need of volunteers. At Patch we also give 5 percent of advertising space to local charities and non-profits free of charge. This way the organizations get a little in return for doing good deeds for the community. Learn more about advertising opportunities here or contact the following representatives to learn more about whether or not you qualify for free ad space: Stephanie Leicht: 610.451.4080, email@example.com; Nicole Mallon: 215.380.6685, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Learn more about advertising opportunities with your local and nearby Patches.
Click here for the Patch Digital Media Kit Because Bensalem Patch is updated on average 5-8 times per day, delivering news, events, school sports, and more, and is your trusted local news source, it is a great spot to advertise. You can pick and choose the right custom ad in the towns you want, when and where you want it. The advertising team will provide you with your ad performance results on a monthly basis in person, and make recommendations that will enhance your campaign. Furthermore, all packages are custom fit for your advertising needs based on your goals and objectives. But why advertise online with Patch? You can reach affluent homeowners in Bucks and Montgomery Counties and increase customer satisfaction through a positive …
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Have the inside scoop? Send us a tip.
Do you have the inside scoop on the goings on in town? Is there a story out there that we aren't covering? Well let us know. By sending Patch a news tip, you can make the editor aware of a topic that he or she hasn't discovered yet, or simply let us know what interests you and the community. You can choose "Send us news tips" from the contribute box at the bottom of the page or "Submit a Tip" at the bottom of any article page. Either way will open a pop-up form. Enter your name and e-mail, and be sure to give us accurate information so we can get in touch with you if we have questions or want to follow up. Then add your suggestion. The more information and details you can give, the better. For instance, if you want us to write about your …
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Throughout the year Patch employees give back to the community by volunteering.
One perk of working at Patch is the opportunity to give back to the community through the Give 5 program. In addition to the day-to-day coverage of our towns, Give 5 allows employees to volunteer five days throughout the year. If you're in need of volunteers, create an announcement or add an event to our calendar to raise awareness. If there's a great cause that you think editor Joe Hart should dedicate a future Give 5 day to, send an e-mail to email@example.com with information. Additionally, Patch gives 5 percent of advertising space to local charities and non-profits free of charge as part of the Give 5 program. To see if you qualify for free ad space, contact us.
Friday, October 14, 2011
Ask and answer questions about the community and site on Patch.
Are you curious about who has the best pizza around? Maybe you need a dry cleaner to preserve your wedding gown. If you have any questions dealing with Bensalem, you can ask it on Patch. Our Q&A section, which can be found in the navigational toolbar, is the place to ask any question you may have. Once you click on the Q&A tab, you can browse by unanswered questions, all questions and questions you've asked. You can also respond to someone's question or post your own. When you start to type in the "Ask a question" spot, that section of the page will expand. You can then add an explanation to elaborate on what you're asking. For example, someone recently asked how to search for events that are more than one week away. In the explanation …
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Business owners are encouraged to claim listings in the Directory.
When Patch launched in your town, editors and freelancers ventured to local businesses in order to collect information for our directory. The Patch Directory 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, someone from Patch should contact you …
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Want to promote your yard sale or invite the community to the church choir concert? Add it to the calendar.
Part of Bensalem Patch is our events calendar. We add upcoming events as we hear about them, but we don't know about everything going on in the community. So we need your help. If your church is having its annual picnic, let us know. If your son's soccer team is holding a fundraiser to raise money for new uniforms, tell us where to go to help. There's room for bake sales, yard sales, school events, concerts, lectures, government meetings, fairs and more in our calendar. Follow these steps to learn how to add your event, and help us fill our calendar. Now the whole Patch community will know about your event, and it might even be featured in our 5 Things article or in our Weekend Planner roundup.
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Celebrate your accomplishments, weddings, promotions, etc. on Patch.
Are you the proud parent, sibling, grandparent, friend or admirer of a student who's made the honor roll? Did you earn an awesome promotion, get engaged or married? Share the good news on Patch. Whether your kid got straight A's for the first time, you've become a black belt, your company is looking for interns or you have a volunteer opportunity, Patch is the place to let it be known. We have a category for almost everything (births, sports awards, religious occasions, thank you's, etc.), so feel free to post an announcement for just about anything. Make sure you're a registered user on Patch (all you need is a name and an e-mail address) and you can upload your own announcements. Once logged in, scroll to the bottom of the page and …