Who Will Apple Maps Buy Next?

Apple’s acquisitions last week of Locationary and HopStop got me wondering which company was next on its hit list. I asked some smart people in Local Search for their predictions and here’s what they had to say, listed in order of who responded first: Matt Booth, CEO, Yellowbot: “Travel oriented sites like Trip Advisor. Anything …

Why Businesses Need To Pay Attention To Apple Maps

@localseoguide so where's the piece on apple maps?? huh? wake up. do some work. become rich and famous. — Dave (@localoptimizer) July 11, 2013 Earlier this week, I did a webinar with Mike Blumenthal, Phil Rozek, Myles Anderson and Linda Buquet on the State of Local Search where I presented my latest findings about Apple …

Individual Practitioners Do Not Get Their Own Listing on Apple Maps

I got an interesting bit of info on how Apple treats individual practitioners in Apple Maps during the Must Have Local Search Tactics panel I participated in at SMX West this week. Before I get to the practitioner stuff, here’s the presentation on my latest Apple Maps intel I gave. How to Add Your Business …

It’s Still A Google Maps World, but…

While this site is certainly bullish on Apple Maps, now that the Google Maps iOS app is out and has proven to be very popular, I often get asked whether Apple Maps is worth even bothering about.  The short answer is “Yes”.  The longer answer can be found here. That said, there’s no denying that …

Google Maps for iOS: Should Businesses Delete The Apple Maps App?

With the launch last night of the Google Maps app for iOS, I am starting to get a bit of email asking if Apple Maps should now be less of a priority for businesses.  While I have no doubt that the Google Maps app will put an immediate dent in Apple Maps usage, and while …

Bing Business Prime Portal Place by Nokia?

Or something like that… Greg Sterling has discovered some confusion as to how a business is supposed to add or manage a listing on Bing Maps/Bing Business Portal now that Bing is in bed with Nokia’s Here Maps – Nokia Prime Place service: There’s no mention of the Bing Business Portal. Microsoft appears to be …

What Happens When You Report a Problem To Apple Maps?

There have been some questions on the Apple support forum about how long it takes for a business listing update to make it to Apple Maps. While I don’t have any definitive information, here’s my speculation on how the process works when you “Report a Problem” with a business listing. If you have any insight …