“Apple notified us of a new self-service portal to add or edit local business listings: Apple Maps Connect,” Greg Sterling reports for Search Engine Land.
“It’s intended for small business owners or their authorized representatives (though not agencies) to be able to quickly and easily add content directly into Apple Maps,” Sterling reports. “The service is free and the listings (or corrected listings) appear on Apple Maps… All users sign in with their Apple IDs and passwords.”
“Verification is in real time. Users receive an automated call with a code that’s entered into the Maps Connect site,” Sterling reports. “Businesses can also verify later or, I was told, using an email address that’s the same as its website URL.”
Read more, and see the screenshots, in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Arline M.” for the heads up.]