Below are some general pointers for updating a business page according to our standards regarding:
- Phone number
- Address / Map Marker
- Opening and Closing Hours.
Please be aware that there may be exceptions to our guidelines, but our moderators will reject any updates they are unable to verify. There are also a number of style resolutions we follow, and if submissions are verified but incorrectly formatted, we may update them to fit our standards.
A concise name is needed and reflects how an average person would refer to the business. For example, store numbers should not be used (such as ”3rd Floor, Suite 11 and 12 ”), and we try to avoid keywords, tag lines, or other information that is available elsewhere on the business page, such as neighborhoods or categories.
Categories should be as specific and the categories should be able to describe the primary activities of the business rather than the entire scope of the business' activity. A maximum of three categories are allowed, but businesses can appear in search results for more (e.g. a restaurant under the “Calabar” category will still appear in a search for the broader category, "Restaurant”). However, categories that are not fully represented by a business' offering may be rejected, even if the business currently has less than three.
We also add new categories to Findin9ja every quarter - this is the current list. If you believe that a business page is in the wrong category or needs to be updated with a new one, please suggest changes to the business page.
The phone number on a business page should be a direct local phone number where available.
The intention of the website address field on a business page is to direct Findin9ja users to the business's website. It is not intended to direct Findin9ja users to directories, social media sites or other third party websites. Please leave this field blank if a business doesn't have their own website.
Address / Map Marker
Business pages on Findin9ja are for individual/separate locations of any given business, and a full address is required to be in our directory. There may be exceptions for certain businesses that lack address info (generally local service providers, such as freelancers), However, these pages require a ZIP code or service area. Residential addresses are discouraged in these cases, unless the business desires to have this public.
If you think a business page has the wrong address, please search in the area and make sure that the location you are looking for is not already in our directory. If you have questions concerning closures, moves, renovations, etc., read about substantial business changes.
Opening and Closing Hours
The hours submitted for a business should display the normal operating hours in any given week. These should be in line with what’s reflected on the business' website or otherwise known (printed on a storefront window, menu, flyer, etc.).
If a business is open 24 hours, business owners can select this in the hour’s section when suggesting an update from Findin9ja for Business Owners and mark it as an attribute. Findin9ja communities can let us know by including it in the notes field when suggesting changes to the business page.