In this 4-minute read:
- Why add business to Apple Maps
- How to add and claim your business on Apple Maps
- What to do next
When it comes to navigation apps, Google Maps definitely takes the cake in terms of usage, with 67% of the market while Apple Maps only takes 11%.
However, that 11% is still equal to more than 23 million monthly users, so Apple Maps is still an important platform to be thinking about when adding your business to various online directories.
Why add your business to Apple Maps
As you can see, many people are using Apple Maps to navigate from place to place. That means they are likely using it to find their way to new businesses that they want to try out too. (Hint: that’s you!)
In order to reach the most customers for your business, you should be adding your business to multiple online directories and map services. The more directories you are listed on, the better opportunity you have to reach more people.
Beyond people finding your business on Apple Maps directly, adding your business to multiple online directories (Apple Maps included) can help your business rank better in local searches on Google, Bing, and other search engines.
How to list and verify your business with Apple Maps
Let’s get started.
Step 1: Log into Apple Maps Connect
The first thing you need to do to add your business to Apple Maps (or check to see if it is there) is sign into Apple Maps Connect.
Go to mapsconnect.apple.com and sign in with your Apple ID. If you don’t have an Apple ID, create one.
If you need to create an Apple ID, you will be redirected to appleid.apple.com. Click “Create Your Apple ID” and follow the steps to set this up.
Step 2: Choose your language and agree to terms
Once you’re signed into Apple Maps Connect, you’ll be prompted to select a language. Choose the most relevant language for your business, and click “Done.”
Step 3: Find your business
Next, search for your business to see if it already exists on Apple Maps. Type your business name and address into the fields provided and click “Search.”
Click on your business if you see it. Once you click on your business, look to the bottom of your screen and click “Claim this place.” Proceed to Step 4.
If you don’t see your business listed when you search for it, click “Add new place” and then continue to Step 4 of this guide.
Step 4: Add and/or claim your business on Apple Maps
Whether you are clicking to claim your business or clicked “Add new place,” the next steps will be the same.
You’ll be provided with a few options to add or update your information:
- Business name (make sure this is accurate)
- Place status (open or not)
- Phone number
- Whether or not you accept Apple Pay
Complete this form and click “Next.”
To finish claim your listing, you will be prompted to have Apple call your business to verify your phone number. Click “Call me now” and they will place an automated call to your business with a code.
Enter the code you received and click “Done.”
Congratulations, you have now claimed your business on Apple Maps!
What to do next
Now that your business is listed on Apple Maps, you’ve just increased your opportunities to gain more customers and improve your brand awareness.
But you shouldn’t stop there.
We have some guides that will help you further improve your online visibility:
- 25 free business listing websites every small or local business should be on
- Local SEO: 15 free tips for better search rankings
It’s important to add your business to multiple online directory sites and navigational apps to improve your opportunity to rank well in the search engines, as well as to show up on every channel that customers use to find new businesses.
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