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How to Set Up and Claim Your Apple Listing

Apple Maps Connect Login Page
Apple Maps Connect – Claim your business listing.
Apple has recently launched a powerful new self-service local listings portal called “Apple Maps Connect”. This allows you to get your local business data directly into Apple Maps. Your business may already be listed in the AMC directory since it looks like they are currently pulling their data from Yelp, as you’ll see on the bottom right as you edit or claim your listing. This is intended for business owners to add new content, images, and information updates directly to AMC quickly and easily.

By the way, this is a FREE tool, and the entire process takes mere minutes to complete.

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And now back to Apple Maps:

An Easy Process

I took some screenshots as I set up and verified Custom Creatives in Apple Maps Connect to show you below.  As you go through this process, Apple will do a phone verification in real time. You will want to be at the location of the phone number to pick up the phone, or else the verification won’t work!

Here is the link to get started: https://mapsconnect.apple.com/

Log in using your Apple ID to start the process. If you do not have an account, you will have to set one up, which takes about a minute to do. Once you’ve logged in, find your business and check to make sure the info is correct. If so, verify it with their phone system.
Apple Maps Connect - Small Business Page
View your business.
Apple Maps Connect Setup - Phone Verification
Click the blue “Verify” button.
Apple Maps Connect - Phone Verification
They’ll call your number. Pick up that call!
Apple Maps Connect - Verification PIN
They’ll give you an ID number. Plug in that number!
Apple Maps Connect - Verified
Now you’re verified.

Once this is complete, make sure to submit the verified info to Apple. Click the blue “Submit to Apple” button.

Apple Maps Connect - Submit to Apple
Next step: submit your business to Apple.
Apple Maps Connect - Thank You Page
Once you submit, you’re done!
Apple Maps Connect - Waiting For Review
It’s not immediate – you have to wait for them to review it.

Updates or new listings should only take about a week or sooner to be verified on Apple Maps Connect.

NOTE: You (or Someone At Your Business) Must Do This

This should be done by the owner of the business or an authorized representative. Your Webmaster or Digital Marketing Agency may not be able to claim it for you due to Apple’s setup process. It may be possible in the future to claim multiple accounts, but not yet.

iBeacon

Apple is also promoting iBeacon for businesses through AMC. On the top left, click the drop down option and select Indoor. You will see their advertisement to sign up for iBeacon:

Apple Maps Connect - Indoor or Small Business Icon Apple Maps Connect - iBeacon Read Me

This email is sent to the iCloud email used upon set up, so make sure you check that email if it is not your regular email:

Apple Maps Email Confirmation
Updates received.

In our case, we received the confirmation from Apple that our business listing updates were approved. This took 9 days, so just over a week:

Apple Maps Email Approval
Updates approved!

We encourage all business owners to get this done ASAP to get listed with this major maps and listing directory. As iBeacon gets bigger and bigger, this may be even more valuable than we know today. Need some more help claiming your Apple Maps Connect account? Give us a call at (818) 865-1267 or contact us online. Now go get your business on AMC!

Author: Rahul Alim
Custom Creatives was established to serve as your full-service one-stop Digital Marketing Company, offering graphic design, web design and web development agency, catering to businesses of all sizes. Custom Creatives has designed and deployed over 100,000 banner ads, as well as thousands of websites and landing pages and print collateral for small businesses and large international corporations. Providing exceptional quality services and products with a high return on investment is at the heart of everything we do.
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