Adding a location map to a website is a great way to promote a shop, or business premises where customers may buy services or products. A location map assures potential visitors that a business is local and helps them to easily find their way. This is a good way to do something to stand out from the competition and help customers to find your business.
Even though satellite navigation systems are now widely available, many people when looking for directions will just get out an A-Z map, or go to a route-finder website. Google have a great free map system which can be used to show customers a business location. To find your business location, just go to the Google maps page and enter your business post code. If you have a Google account, you can create a name location and insert a pointer to show the exact location. Then copy some html code which will enable a link to be added to a web page. This is a very quick and easy method of showing customers the location of your business. If you do not already have a Google account, just register as a new user.
When potential customers search online for a business in a specific geographical location, some of the listings will include a location map. You can add your own business to Google Maps, so that it will be displayed with a map in the search engine results. Websites which are listed on Google Maps are displayed with a small map in the search engine listings. Therefore, when a potential customer searches on the internet, they may be attracted more to the result which shows a map, as they can clearly see that the business is local to them. There are so many business listings on Google and it can be difficult to get your business noticed when there are many others offering the same service. A listing on Google maps can help a business stand out.
If you wish to add a business listing to Google Maps, so that you may be found in the search results, this is quite easy. It takes around 2 weeks to get listed on Google maps. It is well worth doing, as local businesses are listed above the general search results and this can greatly increase your website traffic. In order to get listed, submit your business name, address and phone number. This information will be validated prior to approval in order to ensure that only real and local businesses are included in the listings.