Another Reason to Get on the Map

14 Dec 2012 | written by Ashley R. Cummings for the Local Maps section(s)

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As of December 13, 2012, Google Maps is officially live for iOS users. This means iPhone and iPad users now have easy mobile access to Google Local search maps, ratings, reviews, and step-by-step voice directions. This is great news for any business, as your local search marketing efforts will pay off ten fold.

Here are some of the cool features of this new Google Maps App:

  • Search all of Google Local from your phone
  • Discover places to dine, shop, and relax
  • Read reviews of any place listed on Google Maps
  • Sync your searches by signing in to your account
  • Get voice-guided directions anywhere you want to go
  • Access live information about traffic in your area

If you haven’t taken the time to get on Google Maps, now is the perfect time to ramp up your local search marketing campaign. Not only will you receive all the benefits and traffic from people searching online, but you will also capture the people searching in your market, directed by turn-by-turn and voice-guided directions. How cool is that?

Take some time this season to review your local search marketing efforts to make sure you are doing everything necessary to take advantage of this great new service.

Ashley R. Cummings
Ashley recently graduated with her Master of Arts from Brigham Young University, and now works as a content writer at OrangeSoda. When she is not clacking away at the keyboard, you can find her tearing up the ski slopes, writing poetry, and traveling to and from Russia. And, no, she is not a spy (so far as we know).
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