It’s been a while since I have noticed any new business listings sources on Apple Maps, but today I found new info from Quandoo, a restaurant reservations service in Europe and Asia, and DTB BV, a Netherlands-based local digital marketing company.
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Apple Maps Ranking Factors
There’s not much published on the Web about how to rank well in Apple Maps. While the nature of a mobile map result makes “ranking” sort of an ephemeral thing – the order & radius of results will vary depending on the searcher’s physical location – there are a factors that seem to most positively …
Apple Maps Invades Finland With Fonecta Oy Business Listings
The latest Apple Maps Acknowledgements page is out (#38)! The newest business listings data provider is Fonecta Oy, a local business directory & digital marketing service in Finland. Now Apple Maps in Finland is no longer a jumalan selän takana.
Apple Maps Adds Branded EV Charger Listings
Apple now appears to be publishing multi-location business listings taken directly from the businesses. Case in point, several electronic vehicle charging station chains have popped up on Apple Maps with a “provided by” notice on their profiles. As you can see from the screenshots in this post, …
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Apple Maps Adds Location3, MomentFeed, SIM Partners & SwissCom Directories
Apple Maps has updated its Attributions page again with four new business listings partners, 3 US-based location data management/marketing companies and a Swiss Yellow Pages company: Location3 MomentFeed SIM Partners Swisscom Directories Previously Location3 and SIM Partners were accidentally “announced” as partners almost two years ago. At that point we had …
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Apple Maps Adds Business Listings Providers From Brazil and Taiwan
The latest Apple Maps Acknowledgements page now lists the following business listings providers: Apontador – A Brazilian Yellow Pages/Yelp Style Service iPeen – A Taiwanese Yellow Pages/Yelp Style Service LinkMercado – A Brazilian Local Marketing Company
Apple Maps Adds Parkopedia To Help You Find Where To Park
It’s been a while since we have seen any updates to Apple Maps data suppliers. Today I discovered an updated Apple Maps Acknowledgments page which now lists Parkopedia, a database of parking lots and garages – “The Wikipedia for parking” according to their site. Happy parking!
Foursquare Confirmed as Apple Maps Business Listings Supplier
Apple Maps has updated its Acknowledgements Page as of 10/22/15 to include Foursquare as a supplier of business listings data. About two years ago there had been some confusion about whether or not Foursquare was in cahoots with Apple Maps. Nice to see this finally confirmed. …
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Businesses Can Now Add Apple Pay To Their Apple MapsConnect Listings
I just noticed that businesses can now add their Apple Pay info to their MapsConnect profiles. It appears this functionality was added in early September. If you accept Apple Pay, you should definitely update your listing. When you do this, your business’ Apple Maps profile starts displaying the Apple Pay icon. I imagine at some …
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iOS9 SEO: Optimizing for Apple’s Spotlight Search
Here’s my presentation from SMXEast 2015 on initial SEO tactics for showing up in Apple’s new search algorithm: iOS9 Search & Seo #SEODifferent Local Search Advantage Presentation #SMX15 9.28.15 from Andrew Shotland