Find Businesses Faster with Google Maps for Mobile
By: Carrie Hill
Google Maps for Mobile just made it easier than ever to get directions to that business you’re headed for on the fly.
With the server side change, you can get directions to your business destination by entering the name into the start OR end point. Until the change today – Google Maps for Mobile would look for an address with the word “Starbucks” in it – instead of looking for the business named Starbucks.
I use my phone a lot when I travel to find restaurants – subway stations – coffee shops – things I need but wouldn’t feel comfortable wandering around searching the city for. I also love to have directions when I give a cabbie an address so I can at least know we’re going in the right general direction. I’m a mountain girl – I’m directionally challenged without the mountains to the east and the plains to the west.
If you already have Google Maps for Mobile installed on your phone, you’re ready to go – there’s no upgrade or changes that need to be made.
Carrie Hill is the SEO Team leader for Blizzard Internet Marketing where she specializes in optimizing travel, tourism and accommodations websites.