Google has come a long way since its early days as merely a search engine for local search results. Over the years they have grown to become a leading force in the technology industry. They have done this by repeatedly finding ways to make our lives easier. Well, Google has somehow done it again with its latest updates of Google Maps for local SEO. Now Google maps are the most accurate store locator app. That means no more thick phone books. No more aimless wandering around looking for an address for that store you can’t remember the name of. It has never been an easier time to figure out where you’re going.
Google Maps is already pre-installed on Android phones and can be downloaded for Apple. This app is super easy to use and very convenient. Besides being a local SEO store locator, Google Maps has plenty of other convenient features. Using local SEO services firm data can also be very helpful.
It will map the quickest route to your destination. Your time to destination will be displayed on the screen. From here users can activate the GPS feature to utilize voice navigation to guide them to. The best part is that it will do all of this while taking into account the local traffic.
There isn’t really much to learn when it comes to using Google Maps. The easiest way to explain how to use it is to give an example. Let’s say we don’t even know where we want to go, but we know we want to go to a batting cage. All we have to do is open up Google Maps and type batting cage into the store locator search bar at the top of the home screen. As soon as we hit enter, a list of local establishments related to the search will appear. From there just select an establishment and you are practically on your way, that simple.
All sorts of helpful information will be listed along with the store, information that is very helpful. Users will be able to see a store’s distance from them. The estimated time of travel depending on their selected mode of transportation. Options include walking, by bicycle, or even by public transportation. Google Maps will also give customers access to a business’s overall rating on Google. Of course, you will also be able to read customer reviews. Not only can users view photographs of their desired destination but thanks to Google’s high-tech satellites, users are able to experience a street corner view of the location. There isn’t another app on the market that is able to offer this service at the same quality.
Another feature that Google has recently introduced into their leading store locator app is the ability to order a driver using either Uber or Lyft. For those who haven’t heard, they are companies in which normal Joes use their own vehicles and drive it as a taxi. These services are super convenient to use and are always faster than traditional taxi and cab companies. For a limited time, Google Maps is offers voucher codes for free rides from their companies.
Overall Google Maps is one of the best store locator apps available. The added features Google can offer blows the competition out of the water.