Maps Connect: New Tool for Local Businesses to Get Listed on Apple Maps

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Apple has launched a new service designed for small businesses, Maps Connect (via Search Engine Land). Business owners or their authorized representatives (agencies are excluded, just as with Google Maps) can add content to Apple Maps.

Users can add the desired information by using an existing Apple ID, or can create one if needed. The service is free, and the listings will appear on both the desktop and mobile versions of Apple Maps.

For now, Apple allows the user to edit multiple locations, but if you have a large chain of more than 100 locations, you can upload a file after contacting support.

Also, it is worth noting that the data entered will not appear for about a week, and that data flagged for additional verification may delay this process. Anyways, Maps Connect will notify the user when the edits are live.

Unfortunately, Maps Connect currently supports only businesses from the US, but the company has plans to add additional countries soon.

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  • FragilityG4

    Perhaps it should have been mentioned at the beginning of the article that this is a US only feature and not at the end.

  • hub2

    Too bad Apple still isn’t on the ball in adding new roads or even major new structures. The Strandherd-Armstrong bridge in Ottawa has been open for close to 3 months now, Apple Maps still doesn’t show it and will detour you either 12 or 15 km and 15-20 minutes. Google Maps had it within days.

    I don’t care if it’s exclusively Apple’s problem or whether it’s data from TomTom that’s too slow to update, for end-users Apple is the face of their Maps app and either they need to get their act together or kick TomTom’s ass into gear.

  • bspence88

    Of course it doesn’t support Canada yet… Geeze! At least my stores are already on there from being on Yelp.