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And now back to Apple Maps:
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.
Once this is complete, make sure to submit the verified info to Apple. Click the blue “Submit to Apple” button.
Updates or new listings should only take about a week or sooner to be verified on Apple Maps Connect.
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.
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:
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:
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:
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!