Using Maps with your Business

Google Business is a very powerful feature for your local business!

It is Google’s listing for local business search results and they are displayed at the very top of the Google search results when a user is looking for local information. You can register for Google Business for free here and you can also include opening times and photos for your business.

If you already have your Google Business profile set up, then you’re good to go!

Business Map vs Normal Map

A Business Map will include your business name, address, star ratings, reviews, and a link for directions in a nicely crafted box displayed in the top left hand corner of the map.

When you use a Business Map, you’ll be taking advantage of a free service Google offers because map embed requests are free with unlimited usage as detailed here.

Example of a Business map

A Normal Map will just have a custom marker with your business name and address above it.

When you use a Normal Map, it’ll create a dynamic map using Google’s Maps JS API which is subject to usage charges as detailed here.

Example of a Normal map

How to Display a Business Map Using AIOSEO

First, you’ll need to enable the Maps Embed API on your Google project as shown below:

Then, on any AIOSEO Map make sure you click on the business icon set by Google.

You’ll see the Latitude, Longitude, and the Place ID:

That’s it! Now wherever you display that map using our shortcode, widget, block or PHP code, AIOSEO will display a Business Map.

This feature was introduced in All in One SEO version 4.1.4. There is no legacy documentation available.