Embedding Google Maps into your website is one of the best things that you could possibly do for numerous reasons. One of them is for better direction and connection with customers if you have a physical site. Another is because Google is a lot more lenient on websites that are using Google Maps, thus giving you an advantage when ranking.
Today, we are going to cover how you will embed Google Maps into your website. It’s really simple too, and all you have to do is follow these steps. Embedding Google Maps First thing you’ll want to do is open Google Maps. You can do this using numerous ways, but the easiest would be either going to Google’s Homepage and then typing Google Maps or clicking on the Google apps menu, scroll down until you find the Maps options and then clicking it. Once that’s done, you’ll be taken to the map section that closely covers your approximate location. If this is not the case, you can always zoom out and find your region, state, province, city or whatever else. You could also input a specific location using the search box on the upper left corner of the page.
Specifying Your Location
After you found the approximate location of the place that you want Google Maps to show, it’s time to start tinkering. There are a number of things that you can do when you embed the Maps feature into your website in order to provide your customers with more information. For a start, however, you may want to make sure that you have the specific location that you want, down to the street, number, and landmarks. Getting past that, you can now click on the location that you want marked. You’ll know that this worked when a pin shows on the map hovering over the place you just clicked.
Sharing and Embedding Map Location
Once the location has been pinned, you can now move on to actually embedding the map location. Click on the Menu icon on the left of the search box. Click the Share or embed map option, and the click the Embed Map tab on the window that appears. From here, you can choose just how big or small the map is going to be through the size options on the left of the pop-up window. Once done, you can copy the embed code and then proceed to paste it on the source code of your website.