Google Maps is a web mapping service developed by Google. Like most other services from Google also Google Maps is for free. You can include a Google Map on your web-site that includes the address of a location. This is useful for your own local business , but can also be used by bloggers, reviewers, and other websites that discuss specific establishments. It has been around for a while, but too many people are unaware of the full extent of the services that the service can afford.
How to add google map to website?
Adding Google Maps to your website is simple and does not require special computer skills.
- On your computer, open Google Maps. (https://www.google.com/maps )
- On the top left, type the address or postcode that you want to display into the search box and then hit [Enter].
Then Google Maps will display a pin on a map indicating the location. For ex. if you type "Statue of Liberty" in the search box, then Maps will display a pin on a map indicating the location .
- Select Share or embed map on the left side of the map.
Then it will display the following screen.
- Copy and paste the link wherever you want to share the map.
If you want to Embed a map or directions , click Embed map.
- To the left of the text box, pick the size you want by clicking the Down arrow Down Arrow.
- Copy the text in the box. Paste it into the HTML of your website or blog.
Why embed Google Maps on your site?
- It helps others to get directions.
- Make it easy to find your contact information.
- Show reviews and other information about your website/organization.
- Use it to highlight nearby points of interest, so it allows your site visitors to actually see where each point is, making it clearer to understand and easier to plan.
- It keeps visitors on your site. Whatever they want to know about a location, they can find it in the map while remaining on your site instead of leaving for the Google site.
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