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How to add a Google Map to Your Website

The two Danish brothers Lars and Jens Rasmussen first conceived the concept of standalone mapping software. This revolutionary idea finally received major attention from the renowned Web giant Google Inc. Google acquired the application and enhanced it further to add value to businesses and individuals - including a gamut of features. Soon, ‘Where 2 Technologies’ the company owned by the brothers, was integrated with Google and the brothers were put in-charge of enhancing the navigational software into a phenomenal new application called the Google Map.

With the Google Map on your website, all your potential customers can instantly check out your location and find the best traveling directions to your store. Google Maps displays real time traffic data, live view of the roads, probable congestions, turns and bends, elevation, weather details, time estimate by car, flight, bus, cycle and even walking. People are further empowered to find their way using the efficient route planner, which is added bonus. The Maps could be placed not just on your website’s “Contact Us” page but could also be featured right on your “homepage” to make a lasting impression on your customers.

It’s like announcing to the whole wide world out there – “Hey, here I am. Come and visit me.”

Adding a Google Map does wonders for you, your pals, your colleagues or customers. It might be a headache to pass addresses to everyone, especially if you have multiple company events spaced in different locations all around the city. This could lead to chaos and the chance of people missing the details seem to be very high. This is where Google Maps serves a perfect solution. Maps don’t just display your address; it can also mark important events. This is of significant benefit, since all of your connections get a single point venue to meet up. All you need to do is update the location and event details. With our simple JavaScript snippet, you can add a Google Map to your website with minimalistic efforts.

Step by Step - Adding Google Map

So you already have an idea of how important Google Maps is. Well, it’s time to figure out how to add Google Map onto your website. Think no further, use our simple interface.

  • Put in your store / event address.
  • Set the zoom level.
  • Choose the type of Map view that suits your business best - hybrid, terrain and others.
  • Click on the Map Generator button and voila you have your custom code.
  • Just copy and paste this code to your website.

Simple! Isn’t it? Try for yourself. It’s completely free.

Google Map for your "Contact us"

Contact us page in a website is mandatory. Yet we often come across brands adding location details at the end of page. In the age of cutthroat competition, a phone number and the address displayed in plain text would definitely fail to attract a prospective visitor. Helping your customers in identifying your geographic location without any hassles, should be of paramount importance for website owners. A company or a location is not just about the building or the apartment. A location let’s people identify where you are situated, who are your neighbors and how quickly can one get in and out of your location. Thus, interactive and real-time Maps create an everlasting impression. Therefore, it’s very important that people realize the benefits and the facilities of Google Maps.

Google Map Features

Google Map doesn’t just display a roadmap. It offers a gamut of features. Let us have a look at the features of Google Map:

  • Navigation

    Google Maps don’t just help you to transport, it provides an interactive turn by turn voice assisted path which your visitors can use even if he is completely new to the city. Thus getting different navigation direction based on driving, cycling and walking provides a certain comfort level.

  • Street View

    Google Maps street view helps tourists to see how the streets look and almost know everything about a place before actually moving into a particular neighborhood.

  • Find your location

    Point your present location and search with the exact store name or destination name and location. You can calculate the time to reach the place based on the vehicle you are using. You wouldn’t prefer driving a few miles downtown to buy something which was available on a local shop a few blocks away.

Google Maps Directions

Route planning is one of the things that set Google Maps apart. Not only can you find the shortest route but it also helps you to “plan” out your own route. The route planning feature encompasses every transportation mode, be it a private transport like car, cycle or mass transport like bus, train and planes. Google Maps also adds direction support for pedestrians as well. Finding directions is easy and fun with Google Maps.

Google Maps Reviews

With Google Maps, no one can get a rude shock or experience uncertainty. Google Maps is an effective one-stop destination to view feedbacks or reviews about a particular store, restaurant, hotel or venue. This feature is mostly used by restaurants and hotels, since it’s so very easy to display the kudos they have received so far, right against their location pins. Other lines of businesses can avail this feature to create a brand identity and influence customer into making informed decisions.

Google Maps Views

Are you planning a special evening for your loved one? Or are you planning to announce something big? Check out the street view, the insight view, pictures, the panoramic images from the Google Earth and choose the place that suits your taste, budget and distance.

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