“Apple Maps Is Not Intended To Be A General Business Directory”

When I started this site, my goal was to keep it as opinion-free as possible and just post “how to” type info. Now that we’re about two years in, it’s time for a rant: Same Day Serves passed on this email he received from Apple Maps re the whole no home-based businesses on Apple Maps thing: …

Apple Maps Announces New Business Listings Data Partners

Well, perhaps “announces” is a bit strong. When we submitted an inquiry about submitting a client with a few hundred locations to Apple Maps Connect, we received the following email: “Thank you for your recent inquiry and interest in publishing your business locations via our new Business Portal. At this time, we are only accepting bulk …

Open Street Map is Still an Apple Maps Data Provider

    In September, I noticed that Apple Maps had finally updated its data supplier info when it released iOS8. But as one of the few people on the planet actually keeping track of this stuff, there still were a lot of questions about which data was getting regularly updated and which was not: “I …

Businesses With Residential Addresses Not Allowed In Apple Maps

About two weeks ago when Apple launched Apple Maps Connect, I claimed Local SEO Guide, Inc.’s listing which is officially located at my residence.  We also have an office in downtown Pleasanton. After eleven days of my listings status being “Reviewing”, I received the following in an email: As I said about a year ago, …