Google Maps Gadget Aims To Help Businesses Be Found
Let’s be honest: someone who’s incapable of copying and pasting an address into Google Maps may not be worth having as a customer. But most companies like to make things easy on people, and a new Google Maps gadget should ensure that it’s easy for would-be clients to find businesses.
A post on the LatLong Blog explains, "This simple gadget allows webmasters to add customized Google Maps directions to their business locations. . . . The gadget allows you to pre-fill the ‘To’ field with one or multiple addresses. Customers are then able to print their directions with a single click."
This should increase the convenience factor of businesses’ sites, even as it allows firms to make sure potential shoppers don’t wander away. A nice touch is that companies can keep messy street addresses out of the "To" fields, as well – it’s possible to use more recognizable names and aliases.
The gadget’s available in 23 languages, so it’s probably just a matter of time until businesses all over the world are on much better terms with Google Maps.