How Do I Put a Google Map on My Website

 

Summary of “How Do I Put a Google Map on My Website”

Do I Need to Have a Map?

Yes.  It can be very helpful to visitors when you have a Google map on your website. This is especially true if you are a church, school or local business and would like visitors who find you online to come visit you in person!  We have found that one of the most common reasons someone will visit your website is to find contact and location information.

How To Put a Google Map on Your Website

For a couple of reasons, I highly recommend using Google’s “Classic Map” option to for this process and these instructions will show you how to do that:

  1. To get started, you want to go to the Google home page, click on the “Maps” link.  (Here’s a direct link)
  2. When the map comes up, you should see a question mark icon at the bottom, right of the page.  Click that icon and select “Return to Classic Google Maps” (Here’s a direct link to the classic map)
  3. Then search for the name/address information for the location you want to map.
  4. Once you click on “Submit Maps”, you can adjust the zoom for your map.
  5. When you like how it looks, simply click on the chain link, then right click and select copy.  This is the code you will need to enter in your own website to create the map.
  6. If your site is coded in HTML then you can paste your code wherever you would like your map to show up.
  7. For those using the NE1 web builder, you will simply go to a content page, and click the “Paste HTML Code”.
  8. You can give your map a title, then click on “Insert Code”, and finally “Save Changes”.
  9. To preview your map, simply click on “Preview Website” then click on “Google Map” and you will see your new map!

The NE1 web builder is a product offered by OurChurch.com that is an easy to use web builder and is an alternative to using HTML to code your site.

If you have a hard to use website, you may want to look into the NE1 web builder to see how easy it can be. Click the links below to learn more about the NE1 Web Builder or start building a website today.

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Paul Steinbrueck is co-founder and CEO of OurChurch.Com, elder of CypressMeadows.org, husband, father of 3, blogger. You can follow him on Twitter at @PaulSteinbrueck and add him to your circles at Google+ as .

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