Aug 22, 2007 113 reads by Navneet Kaushal

A search giant like Google is always up to something to be ahead in the market. Be it their strategies or latest features. Today, there was an announcement made by Google on their Lat Long Blog. Google Maps will now feature embeddable HTML codes, that is quite similar to YouTube’s embeddable videos.

It is very easy to embed your desired map to your blog or website. Just by copying and pasting a snippet of HTML, you can do that. No programming skills are required, and even you don't have to sign up for a Maps API key. And once you embed the map, it has all the same functionality of the Google Maps. It can be clicked, dragged, and zoomed also. Google Lat Long Blog gives a detailed analysis with few examples of how to use this interesting service. With this latest service, one can indicate a business’s location on their website, or share geotagged photos. All it takes is just three simple steps to do that.

First create the map in Google maps with whatever you want to have on your map, like directions, business listings, photos and etc. Once the map is created, click on the “Link to this page” in the upper right corner. Copy the text that you see in the second box.


The second step is to paste that text into your blog editor or into the HTML of your blog or webpage.


In the third step, you can see the map right on your blog. Users from the US, the UK, Canada, Australia, Japan, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Russia can avail this service. Really, Google Maps has now made it easier for all website owners to embed specialized maps in HTML.

To Read the full announcement on the Google News Blog, click here

Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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