Whenever I need to search local businesses, Google Maps is the first place that I go quickly followed behind Apple Maps when I need to find the information I need very quickly. Over the years, I have used some different services, and my experience has led me to the conclusion that Google is the right choice.
For example, if I am looking for a store in my town that sells a particular product, I know that I will be able to find it quickly and easily using this service. If such a store is available, Google will help me find it. All I need to do is type in the product, and I immediately get a listing of nearby stores that have it for sale.
While I do order a lot of items from online retailers, there are times when I want to go and look at it in person first. For example, I do not like to buy shoes online. I have tried doing so sometimes, and I never seem to have much luck. If I want to find shoes that fit, I have to go and try them on at a shoe store.
When I am looking for shoes, then, I usually look for a shoe store by searching for one on Google. There are several types of brands that I like, so I usually include these brands in my search. For example, I have had good luck with New Balance shoes in the past, so I want to make sure that I find a store that carries this brand.
Custom Maps are a great way to share your information with others and allow you to keep track of places you visit, or important places that you want to share with others. Here are a few examples of custom maps in Google that we found for attorneys. These maps were created by users online, and they were shared publicly. This means that anyone with a link can go into these listings and see the pertinent information. It truly is a great way to share your information with others.
Here is one from a dwi lawyer in Haddon Heights, New Jersey.
One from trademark lawyers in Naples, Florida.
And another from a car accident lawyer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Once I have the list of search results, I can take a quick look at the map inset on the page and see which store is closest to where I live. I can click on a particular store to find out more about it as well. For example, most stores will include their business hours so that I can make sure that I do not go the store at a time when it is closed.
This information is more up to date than listings in the phone book or elsewhere. Many times in the past while trying to find a location, I have had the frustrating experience of driving to a store that I looked up in the Yellow Pages, only to discover that it moved or went out of business. By looking online, I can make sure that I find out as much as I can about a business before I spend my valuable time going to it.
Another nice feature of using these services is that I can do so from almost anywhere. They are easily accessible via a smartphone or other mobile device, so I am not limited to using them at home. When I am out and about, I often look up directions on this service.
Whatever business you are looking for, make sure to check them out online. You will find a detailed business listing, reviews and directions to their location. Whenever I need to search local businesses, Google Maps is the first place I go. It is one of the most valuable resources I have found online.