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    Apple Maps Launches Self Service Listing Portal

    I never thought I would see the day! You can now add/edit a business listing on Apple Maps through Maps Connect:

    https://mapsconnect.apple.com/

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    Re: Apple Maps Launches Self Service Listing Portal

    Thanks for sharing at the "Local Search Pros" Community and here Dan!

    SE Land has the scoop!

    Apple Launches "Maps Connect," Self-Service Local Listings Portal
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    Re: Apple Maps Launches Self Service Listing Portal

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    Re: Apple Maps Launches Self Service Listing Portal

    Here is Andrew's take on it:

    Apple Maps Connect F.A.Q. (so far)

    He and others have been having a harder time then I did when going through the phone verification. My guess would be a buggy release combined with Apple not understanding how much use it would get.

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    Re: Apple Maps Launches Self Service Listing Portal

    Phil just posted:

    Apple Maps Local Business Category List | LocalVisibilitySystem.com



    Plus check out the active discussion going here at the Local Search Pros Community.

    Lots are trying it and weighing in. Join the discussion if you are a Pro.
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    Re: Apple Maps Launches Self Service Listing Portal

    Andrew just did an indepth post:

    Apple Maps Connect F.A.Q. (so far)
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    Re: Apple Maps Launches Self Service Listing Portal

    Quote Originally Posted by Linda Buquet View Post
    Andrew just did an indepth post:

    Apple Maps Connect F.A.Q. (so far)
    Beat you to it ;-)

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    Re: Apple Maps Launches Self Service Listing Portal

    Oh shoot, I've been so busy posting here, there and everywhere I totally missed it.

    Thanks Dan.

    (Better to be shared twice than not at all!)
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    Re: Apple Maps Launches Self Service Listing Portal

    A tip for saving time (yours and your client's). When you first enter the NAP info, Apple will ask you to verify by phone. If you verify by phone at this point you will have to do so again after the final data input screen. After the first step you have the option to "Verify Later", which I would recommend because, as I said, you'll have to do it again later on after the final input screen. This will save you from contacting client twice (or more) and getting two (or more) verification codes.

    Also, perhaps due to excessive traffic to their servers, the system is very unstable at this point and crashes frequently. It's a good idea to contact the client before you start this process and let them know that the phone verification will be occurring and determine the best time to do so. If the client cannot do the phone verification at the time you complete the data input you can't just keep the tab open and come back to it later. The page will time out and you have to start all over again.

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    Re: Apple Maps Launches Self Service Listing Portal

    Thanks Jim! I just alerted Pros in the Community about your post above too.
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