How to create a “Get Directions” link using Google Maps

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A directions link is helpful for customers trying to find their way to your business, especially if they’re new customers. Luckily, it takes just two minutes to create a link so they can get directions from their starting location to you using Google Maps. Use this link on the “Contact Us” page of your website, or copy and paste the link into an email when you invite them to a meeting.

 1. Go to https://www.google.com/maps and search for the destination (your address) using the search bar at the top of the screen

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2. Select the pin that points to your location with a right click to open the location details pop-up window, then click on “Directions to here”.

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3. Click the navigation icon in the upper left and choose “Share or embed map” to generate a link to this page

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4. Copy and paste the link onto your website

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BONUS:Embed a map with directions on your website!

Copy the code under the text that says “Embed map” (see screenshot below) and paste it into the HTML view of your WordPress website. When you publish the page, you’ll see the map and directions info embedded right on your site.

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Have questions? Let us know in the comments!

July 31st, 2012|Blog|