Looking for a bite to eat? A place to grab a drink? An auto shop to fix a flat tire? It’s now easier than ever to find the right and most convenient place for you with the new and improved Google Maps.
Google Maps is redesigned to be interactive and contains a simpler design with neighborhood attractions. In just a few quick steps, you can discover your new favorite local spots you never knew existed!
Let’s say you’re looking for a place to eat. Simply type in what you are in the mood for (pizza, coffee, Italian food, etc) and numerous options will appear based on the area you are in for you to choose from. Next, pick a place that looks good. Once clicked, a new map appears highlighting related places and routes to your selection. Once you find a place you like, simply click to get more information including menu, hours, directions with multiple transportation options and so on.
The more you use Maps, rate or save places and write reviews, Google Maps will be able to make recommendations for you based on your search history. The more you interact with it, the better it works!
How Google Maps Can Increase Business For You
The new Google Maps features also provide reasoning as to why it is very important for businesses of all industries to be sure their Map listings are created and kept up to date. Having a correct Map listing on Google provides free word of mouth advertising. If one user finds and visits your business using Google Maps which is then seen by one of their friends using Google Maps, that creates potential business for you. If your listing is incorrect or nonexistent, the user may not have been able to find you to begin with.
A New Adventure Awaits With Every Click
Do you feel you’ve explored every end of your city? Now you really can with the new Google Maps. Users can click any point on the map to view an info card that provides you directions and a street view of the location you chose.
To see even more street views, business photos and photo tours, open the carousel at the bottom of the page to see all the imagery Google Maps has to explore. To go even further, check out the new Earth view which becomes a 3D experience. This feature allows you to see cities from a 3D view. Pretty cool, huh?
For a more in-depth guide to the new Google Maps and all the exciting new features, be sure to watch the video below.