iMaps SEO? Apple Maps for iOS 6 and the new local search optimization agenda

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**Update 6/12/2012 5:35 est**

How to submit your business listing to Apple Maps for iOS 6

Apple will be aggregating its business listing data through Axciom, infoUSA, Localeze and Yelp.

So, make sure your Yelp profile is up to date and “claimed”. This seems to be the easiest way for inclusion. But, if you’re a new business you’re going to want to make sure you’re in all the primary data sources anyway. In some cases you’ll have to pay, such as, having no “landline” that can be verified.

I’m betting that Apple will set up some type of a “Business Resource Portal” eventually. It only makes sense that they will want to control that aspect of the iOS, since there’s billions of dollars to be made in a vertical they are completely new to.

But, for now, you can follow these links and claim your profiles which will ensure your inclusion to iOS 6 Maps when its released this fall:

https://www.expressupdateusa.com/Get-started-997A7-41404J.html

http://mybusinesslistingmanager.com/SubPages/Submission.aspx

http://www.localeze.com/how-localeze-works/businesses/

https://biz.yelp.com/signup/

 

 

**UPDATE 6/11/2012 3:30pm est**

Apple Maps for  iOS 6 announced officially at WWDC.

So, the new Apple Maps was announced as expected. During the Keynote Tim Stevens said: “Beautiful, beautiful maps. Now, part of Maps is local search… we have already ingested more than 100 million business listings”.

This is a game changer.  Data has been collected through anonymous sources, and it looks as if this new opportunity can be utilized to its fullest through your own dedicated app that will be integrated and promoted inside the Apple map application!

What does this all mean? Well, there’s 365 million iOS 6 enabled devices, that will now use a business listing data source other than Google to populate its Maps.

We’ll update again here, as soon as we get to play with the iOS 6 beta that’s being made available TODAY! Hopefully we’ll have a better understanding of how exactly business will be able to edit and modify their “Apple Map business info card”, whether by dedicated app or through your itunes account perhaps.

This is HUGE NEWS for the future of internet marketing.  iOS6 will also have a dedicated app notification banner to notify all mobile users that you have an app for download, with redirect to the app store.

DIY SEO for Local Search Dominance

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Do It Yourself Search Engine Optimization for Local Businesses

To many local business owners, dominating the world of search engines like Google and Bing might seem like it is way beyond the reach of a local brick-and-mortar company. However, we’re going to take the mystery out of search engine optimization and show you how you can do it yourself. If that sounds too good to be true, just read on. By the end of this article, you’ll understand how search engines work and the simple, non-technical steps you can take to get your site showing up at the top of the search engine results page!

How People Search For Local Businesses

Understanding how to take advantage of search engines all starts with understanding how people use them. Think about the things you search for. If you want to find a pizza place near your job by the Midway Airport, you go to a search engine and type in “Pizza Midway Airport” or something similar. How does the system decide what the closest match for your search would be?

How to Hire the Right Web Designer

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Producing a great website is not just about aesthetics, it is about converting visitors in to customers or clients. Most people believe that creating a great website is all about the way the site appears. However, the “look and feel” of the site is just one factor that contributes to the quality of a website.

Many other factors interact to determine the overall quality of a website including:

  •  Usability
  •  Design Fluidity and Continuity
  •  SEO Friendly Code
  •  Quality Content
  •  Page Load Time
  •  Effective Images

When selecting a web designer, the client must be aware of the fact that much more goes in to the creation of the site than simply selecting the colors, images and fonts. The purpose of the site, after all, is to generate business for the client.