Andrew Shotland, Local SEO Guide, answers the question of how can small businesses fix their listing in Apple maps.
Right now, the only way that I know of to fix problems with Apple Maps, besides going into the “report a problem” screen on Apple Maps, is to fix it at the core data listing level.
There are currently only a few suppliers in the US for Apple Maps in the business listings data. There’s Localeze, Acxiom, Factual for core business data, and then YELP for review data. So at the very least, you want to make sure your listings are all up-to-date in those three systems plus YELP.
And right now the fastest way that I’ve seen for listing updates to make it into Apple Maps is by going through Localeze’s premium listing, which costs about 300 bucks or so per listing per year. In my experience, it takes about 60 to 90 days for those updates to make it into the system.
One thing I have noticed that we’ve gotten verified is that residential businesses in residential areas will not make it through those update systems. Apple is turning those down. So if you have a residential-based business, you’re going to have some problems.