How to add and claim your business on MapQuest.
Mapquest is still a very popular tool. When Verizon purchased AOL, MapQuest was part of the deal. Since Verizon is one of the largest cell-service providers in the world, that means MapQuest has actually grown and still one of the largest mapping services. Having your company posted on MapQuest is a great way to expand your reach to new customers that aren’t using Google Maps, or other services. Unfortunately you will have to pay to claim and manage your listing on MapQuest. Since Verizon purchased MapQuest, there have been many changes. One of the changes is how you pay for the listing. You will have to claim your listing through a tool known as YEXT. This makes claiming your listing a little more complicated. Here is a step by step guide on how to claim and add your business to MapQuest.
1. Go to MapQuest’s homepage and open the menu.
First you will need to navigate to MapQuest’s homepage. Your page should look something like this. In the upper right hand corner just underneath the logo is a button with three lines. Click on this button in order to open the menu.
2. Click on ‘Claim your business’ at the bottom of the menu.
Once you open the menu, you will see Claim your business in the list on the left. Click on Claim your business.
3. Now enter your business information.
Now you will be navigate to MapQuest on YEXT. Enter your business information here and click on Scan My Listings.
4. Click on the colored button next to MapQuest.
Once your scan is complete, you will see a list of many listings. Now in order to claim your MapQuest listing, you will want to click on the colored button that lines up with MapQuest. In this example the colored button says “Wrong Phone Number” this will bring you to the next step. If you want you can pay for a Yext Membership.
5. Update your listing information.
Now you will be prompted to update your listing information. Enter all of your information exactly how you want it to be shown to customers or MapQuest searchers. Once you have entered your information, click continue.
6. Select your plan and checkout.
Here you will select your plan. You are able to choose to only pay for MapQuest or pay for a package.