RioSEO, Brandify & Herold.at Now Providing Business Listings to Apple Maps

RioSEO, Brandify & Herold.at Now Providing Business Listings to Apple Maps

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There’s a new Apple Maps Acknowledgements page and with that there are some new data providers that we now know about:

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Herold.at: An Austrian yellow pages/local marketing service co.

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Rio SEO: A U.S.-based local listings management & local marketing tech co.

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Where2GetIt/Brandify: A U.S.-based local listings management & local marketing tech co.

 

There are also 4 new transit data providers.

  • Cori Shirk

    Thanks for these updates, Andrew! I’m just dipping my toes into iOS optimization so forgive me if this is a total noob question, but what exactly is the relationship between companies like this and Apple Maps? How are they considered “data providers?” Do they submit business info for other businesses besides their clients?

    • Andrew Shotland

      Hey Cori,
      These co’s appear to have the ability to claim/update MapsConnect profiles for their clients. It’s not clear if Apple then applies its own data to the listings or if it just accepts the data as the true record. And yes, you do need to be a client to get submitted via these agencies.

      • Cori Shirk

        Got it- thanks!