Today we’re talking about an important update involving Foursquare.
Foursquare Syndication Delays – What It Means for Local Businesses
You may know that Factual joined forces with data aggregator Foursquare in early 2020. At Advice Local, we had already included both Factual and Foursquare within our business listing management solution prior to their merger. In fact, today we still include submitting to Foursquare for free.
However, the Factual/Foursquare merger has caused delays in publishing the business listing data we are submitting on Foursquare City Guide. As you can see in this announcement on Foursquare’s Developers, they are making some significant changes to their Listing Syndicator Program.
As stated in Foursquare’s announcement:
“This change may impact the way listing syndicators send data to Foursquare and temporarily change where that data is available.
“During the development of the new data pipeline, there will be a delay in listing syndicator data being delivered to Foursquare’s consumer apps, Foursquare City Guide and Swarm. The data is still being updated and shared with our Places data partners, companies like Twitter, Uber, and Airbnb, but those changes won’t be instantly visible in City Guide and Swarm until development is complete. The work is currently scheduled to be completed in Q3 2022, but that timeline is subject to change.”
At Advice Local, we will continue to share business data with Foursquare so that it can be distributed to their Places data partners, and also made available when they resume publishing on Foursquare City Guide.
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