How Google Helps Businesses And Consumers With Its Services
Google continues to innovate and develop new ways to help businesses and consumers.
The tech giant just released Google Maps 6.0 for Android. It is an indoor directory to help consumers determine where they are, what floor they're on and where they should go for directions.
For brick and mortar retailers, there is a free service to link the physical location of your business to search results and on Google Maps. This feature, called Google Places, creates a listing or refines and improves an existing listing, and shoppers can add reviews to the listing.
Free options let a business owner edit and add information, while premium listings allow the retailer to add photos, videos, parking information and coupons. There is also an option to turn on a notification service.
For consumers, the big G partnered with some of the biggest retailers, airports and transit stations in the United States and Japan to help you navigate and find your way in busy and crowded places. The service includes almost 20 airports, as well as various Macy's, Bloomingdale's, Home Depots and Ikeas around the country. It also includes the Vallco Shopping Mall in Cupertino, CA, Eagle Rock Plaza in Los Angeles, CA, and the Mall of America in Minnesota.
If you're a business and you want to add your layout to Google Maps, simply upload a picture of the blueprints, plans or directory of your location and align it to Google's satellite map.
For consumers, it's nice to know that you can now relax wandering off gigantic malls and huge airports knowing you have a reliable navigation guide on your side.
For businesses, it's great to know that Google's got your back in helping you find customers, grow your business and drive traffic to your physical and online business locations.