Did you know that Apple Maps has around 23.3 million unique monthly visitors around the world?
So, if your business isn’t on this platform yet, then you could be missing out on a huge number of consumers that could potentially be your next customers.
Today, we’ll tell you everything that we know about this exciting feature, and walk you through the steps on how you can add your business to Apple Maps yourself.
How Apple Map Works & Why You Should Be On It?
In a nutshell, Apple’s built-in mapping app is one of the go-to for most users around the world as it provides high accuracy, cutting-edge technology, and a user-friendly interface.
People use it to get directions, check out businesses, and get real-time traffic updates.
This makes it one of the best tools that you could ever have for your business. Here are just some of the ways how having your business on Apple Maps can benefit you:
It’s an easy way to reach more customers.
It’s a great way for people who have never heard about your business before to discover it more easily.
You can add details about your business.
Have your business hours posted right on the app so that people know when you’re open for business. Plus, you can also provide a link to your website and social media pages. The more accurate details that you provide about your business (i.e., location, hours of operations, website URL), the better your business will rank on Apple Maps.
It allows people to contact you with the “Contact” button from the app itself.
This means that there won’t be any more missed opportunities due to not knowing how or where they could reach out to you.
It helps you grow your online reputation.
As more people use Apple Maps to search for your business, you can expect an increase in web traffic and sales.
It’s free and easy to add.
The best part is, there isn’t any form or approval process needed to add your business —all you have to do is search for your business on the app itself and follow the prompts.
The Step-By-Step Guide To Adding Your Business To Apple Maps
Apple Maps is one of the most widely used mapping apps for mobile devices, and it’s only natural that your business should be on this platform.
You can learn how to add your business to Apple Maps yourself by following our simple guide below:
Step 1: Create or login to your Apple ID
Log in to your existing Apple account or create a new one if you don’t already have an Apple ID. You can do this by visiting the official Apple website.
Step 2: Go to Apple Maps Connect
Apple Maps Connect is the place where you can add the business information that the platform needs to display your business.
Step 3: Search for your business
Search for your business using the keywords associated with it. If you’re having a hard time finding it, use its name and address in quotation marks to search.
If you can’t find your business on the list, you can add it yourself by clicking the “Add a new place” button. You will be prompted to fill out a form about your business such as the name of your business, business category, address, etc.
Step 4: Verify your ownership of your business
Once you’ve submitted all the necessary information, you will be guided through the registration and verification process of your business.
If you are claiming an existing place, you will need to verify your account as well.
Apple ensures that all businesses are verified by real people so this might take some time for verification. Expect a call to your business’ registered number for the verification process. You may also upload photos of your business as well.
Step 5: Edit details about your business
Once everything has been set up and verified, you can now edit the details about your business.
You will be able to edit everything from name, category, website address (if you have one), contact number(s), and email address(es).
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*** Tip*** : Add photos of your place or products that customers might want for reference. You can even add hours of operation if necessary. Make sure to save your changes once you’re done editing.
And that’s it—you’re done! With a bit of patience, you should be able to see your business on Apple Maps within a week or less.
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