Apple Maps Announces New Business Listings Data Partners

Apple Maps Announces New Business Listings Data Partners

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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 submissions from businesses with at least 1,000 locations. In the meantime, you may want to research the service offerings provided by the following companies that currently provide us business listing information on behalf of their clients: (in alphabetical order):

DAC Group
Factual
Location3 Media
Marquette Group
Neustar/Localeze
Placeable
PositionTech
SIM Partners
SinglePlatform
UBL
Yelp
Yext
Yodle

Please note: Information about third party services is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute Apple’s recommendation or endorsement. Apple does not warrant or guarantee any particular result (including publication of your business in Apple Maps) or the accuracy or reliability of any services provided by any third parties referenced herein.”

While we already knew that Factual, Neustar/Localeze and Yelp were providing data, all of these other companies are new. This should be a huge windfall for them. And what happened to Acxiom?

 

 

 

  • http://whatbillthinks.com Bill Bean

    Bit of an odd list, and not particularly useful. I do agree that it should be (currently is) a windfall for at least some of the list members (re: the agencies).

  • Andrew Shotland

    Think this is about getting clean data from the largest multi-location co’s. With Apple Maps Connect for single locations, it’s the mid-sized guys that could be left out in the cold.

    • alex kasten

      Hi Andrew,

      what email did you inquire to for this? I am asking because we do have clients with 1000+ locations here in Germany and we are trying to get in touch with Apple. Their German reps just won’t answer…

      Thanks

      Alex

      • Andrew Shotland

        Hi Alex,

        I used the Contact Us link inside the help pop-up you get when you quick the “?” in the upped right-hand corner of of the Maps Connect UI.

  • http://www.bahousecleaning.com BA House Cleaning

    So a business needs to have 1000+ locations to be included? Or am I missing something here?

    • http://www.positiontech.com/ Sara Garrison

      A business with fewer than 1000 locations needs to go through one of the providers mentioned above unless they are an SMB and can manually claim through Maps Connect.