How to Add your Business to Apple Maps & Attract More Customers (Step By Step)

Last updated: Jun 29, 2023

This video is about how to add your business to Apple Maps and attract more customers by claiming a location card and managing your business information, including updating photos, logos, business hours, services, and special offers.

This video by Ranking Academy was published on Feb 13, 2023.
Video length: 11:04.

This video from Ranking Academy's YouTube channel titled 'How to Add your Business to Apple Maps & Attract More Customers (Step By Step)' provides a step-by-step guide on how small business owners can add their business to Apple Maps using the new platform called Apple Business Connect.

The video explains the process of claiming a location card, managing business information, updating photos and logos, adding business hours, and entering details about services and special offers. It also highlights the insights tool that allows business owners to track the performance of their listing on Apple Maps.

The video emphasizes Apple's ambitions to compete with Google Maps in the local business market and the advantage of reaching the large user base of Apple devices.

  • Apple Business Connect is a free tool for businesses to be found on Apple Maps.
  • Business owners can claim a location card and manage their business information.
  • Insights tool allows businesses to track the performance of their listing.
  • Go to the Apple Business Connect website and click on "Get Started".
  • Search for your business name and select it or add a new location.
  • Add information about your location and verify it through a phone call or official document.
  • Enhance your location card by adding a cover photo, logo, description, and updating information.

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Introduction to Apple Business Connect

  • Apple Business Connect is a free tool that helps businesses be found on Apple Maps.
  • It allows business owners to claim a location card and manage their business information.
  • Businesses can update photos, logos, business hours, services, and special offers.
  • The insights tool allows businesses to track the performance of their listing.
  • Apple Business Connect is Apple's attempt to compete with Google Maps in the local business market.
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Getting Started with Apple Business Connect

  • Go to the Apple Business Connect website and click on "Get Started".
  • Choose the appropriate option based on the number of locations you have.
  • Sign in with your Apple ID or create a new one if you don't have it.
  • Enter the verification code received on your phone number.
  • Agree to the terms of use and start claiming your business location.
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Claiming Your Business Location

  • Search for your business name using the search box on the Apple Business Connect website.
  • If your business is suggested, select it. If not, choose the option to add a new location.
  • If your location already exists, you can verify it instantly through a phone call.
  • If creating a location from scratch, official documentation will be required for verification.
  • Confirm or modify the address of your business location in Step 2.
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Adding Information about Your Location

  • In Step 3, add information about your location, such as the primary category and website.
  • If your listing already exists on Apple Maps, some basic information may already be filled in.
  • Make any necessary changes and click on "Next".
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Step Four: Company Details and Ownership

  • If you own only one location, the company details and location address will likely be identical.
  • If not, enter the correct details.
  • Verify your location through a phone call or by sending an official document.
  • If your location already exists on Apple Maps, you can verify it instantly.
  • If it's a brand new location, verification will be through an official document.
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Enhancing Your Location Card

  • Access your location dashboard after verification.
  • Add a cover photo and a logo to your card.
  • Use a free graphics design tool like Canva to create your logo.
  • Upload your logo and cover photo to your card.
  • Add a brief description of your business in the about section.
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Adding Photos and Updating Information

  • Add photos to your card in the same format as your logo.
  • Add captions and ALT text to your photos.
  • Update your operating hours and add any special hours or services.
  • Ensure your phone number and website address details are correct.
  • Highlight special offers or events through the Showcase option.
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Customizing Your Card

  • Update your primary category and add secondary categories if needed.
  • Add attributes or features your business may have.
  • Use the status option to indicate if your business is temporarily or permanently closed.
  • Change the language interface or add a location code ID to your card through the preference option.
  • Access the performance of your card on Apple's search results in the Insights section.
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How to Add your Business to Apple Maps & Attract More Customers

  • This video explains how to add your business to Apple Maps and attract more customers.
  • You can claim a location card and manage your business information on Apple Maps.
  • You can update photos, logos, business hours, services, and special offers for your business.
  • The video mentions that the profile may not display any data initially as it is new.
  • You can track the number of times searchers tapped on your card, what they searched for before tapping, and the type of interactions that occurred on the card.
  • You can also grant access to someone else to manage your listing using the team option.

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