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    Re: Apple Maps Launches Self Service Listing Portal

    Nice tip Jim!

    Thanks for all the great info!

    We tried to verify a listing today and had the phone verification fail three times. I'll give it another shot tomorrow. I think the tip regarding using individual accounts (preferably on your clients company e-mail) versus one account for several clients will save countless headaches in the future as this plays out.
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    Re: Apple Maps Launches Self Service Listing Portal

    Awesomeness !

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    Re: Apple Maps Launches Self Service Listing Portal

    Has anyone got past the "Waiting for Review" message after completing the phone verification? We phone verified about eight days ago and the message is still there.
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    Re: Apple Maps Launches Self Service Listing Portal

    Yelp is feeding Apple Maps. Since Apple finally allowed businesses to add and edit their listings on #applemapsconnect last week, we have been loading our clients onto it. Every client we added was unknown by Apple Maps even those in business over 30 years.

    Until today when we went to add a new business open for just a few months. Mapsconnect instantly displayed the business along with a photo and a "Is this your business?". Clicking on that took us into the usual data input screen. At the bottom of the page now is a Yelp logo with "Photos and info from yelp".

    Is Yelp/Apple going to create dupes of listings created manually?

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    Colan, I replied earlier today to this but posts here and G+ seem to be going into a black hole

    Anyways, Apple says to expect an email once edits are reviewed and verified. They say this process could take several weeks. Though it's been just over a week, no emails yet other to confirm they got the submission.

    I just posted here and on G+ a recent discovery that Yelp is feeding Apple Maps. Perhaps that will shorten the verification process. Provided the biz has a Yelp profile.
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    Re: Apple Maps Launches Self Service Listing Portal

    Guess It does not work for home based service business..

    We apologize, but at this time we are not accepting any home-based businesses without external signage so that we can verify physical presence. If your business qualifies, then please send a photo showing the external sign matching your business name. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause. It’s a security policy to prevent people from creating fake listings at locations where they’re not present. Sorry for any inconvenience.

    -Maps Connect Team

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    Re: Apple Maps Launches Self Service Listing Portal

    Thanks Jim. It will be interesting to see how duplicate listings are created and handled by Maps Connect. Your question is an interesting one that only time will tell. Or perhaps Andrew Shotland has some insight on that one.
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    Re: Apple Maps Launches Self Service Listing Portal

    Andrew just posted more info and confirms, no home based businesses.

    Businesses With Residential Addresses Not Allowed In Apple Maps
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    Re: Apple Maps Launches Self Service Listing Portal

    It's hard to tell Apple's SOP on home-based businesses. I went in to claim a home-based business that was already in Apple Maps, and I think I proposed one or two minor tweaks (not even to the NAP info). I claimed it OK, but then I got the verification email from Apple that asks for a photo of external signage. I'll ignore the email and see which route they take: not make the minor edits I requested, or nuke the listing

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    Re: Apple Maps Launches Self Service Listing Portal

    Will do, Linda!

    Possible test case:

    As you know, Andrew wrote about how his aMaps listing is in the same situation (as mine). Both listings probably got fed to Apple through Yelp (when I view each in Apple Maps, I see the "More info on Yelp"). So that's probably how they got there in the first place. But my Yelp listing has one review, and Andrew's doesn't at the moment. That's the only difference. It will be interesting to see whether they get the same treatment.
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