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Has Your Business Been Deleted from VisitMaine.com ?
6/5/2018

     In tVisitMaine.comhe terminology of datamapping a  "Citation is  a Listing of your business information on a third party website (e.g. Chamber of Commerce & Tripadvisor).

If your business focuses on tourists for customers, an important citation is your business listing on VisitMaine.com, the official website of the Maine Office of Tourism.

While most directory style websites focus on quantity of listings, VisitMaine.com has worked for accuracy in their citations. Recently, VisitMaine.com sent out verification emails to existing business citations to confirm their accuracy. This allowed active businesses to update their citation information for current Name, Address, Phone Number, and other pertinent business information.

Businesses who did not respond were considered inactive and their citations were DELETED from VisitMaine.com.

Unfortunately, some businesses did not recognize the value of their citation on VisitMaine.com, resulting in the deletion of active businesses !
 
As with all citations, it is the business owners responsibility to ensure your citations are current.


The best way to confirm the status of your citation is to go to VisitMaine.com and check to see:

1. Is you business listed?
2. Is your business content up to date?

The two components of your listing are the Data, (e.g. Name, Address, Phone, Websites) and the Map location, (i.e. the physical location of your business) so potential customers may navigate to your place of business using their smartphone or vehicle GPS.

Let's take a look at some examples from regions we work with closely:

For an example of bad data, Belfast shows only (1) Restaurant and it closed years ago. For an example of bad Mapping, the Belfast Chamber of Commerce is in the wrong location!













Bucksport has very few citations and only (1) restaurant listed! We know many more Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce members are missing!














Blue Hill shows the Blue Hill Chamber in the wrong location, too! They moved to new offices a few years back.

To check your business, follow this link to VisitMaine.com's search tool.

For help with your VisitMaine.com citation and any other important citations, contact us at www.SmartDataMap.com or call 207-619-3380 or email us at Info@SmartDataMap.com

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