Google Maps is one of the most used map services in the world. Many people use them to find their way from point A to point B. Why not make everyones life easier and make street addresses on websites link to Google Maps.
If you have company address on a website, it’s a good idea to add directions. Ideally as a link where user can click once, because no one have time to search, copy, paste.
Follow this steps to get a link, that will redirect user to route planner with your address as a destination
Step 1: Go to Google Maps
You don’t need anything else. No other website/service. Just Google Maps.
Step 2: Switch to “directions” mode
By clicking on the Directions icon.
Step 3: Enter destination only and then Go to menu
Leave starting point empty. User will add his location to this field later. I used Collective Ventures as my ending pointing.
Step 4: Choose option “Share or embed map”
Step 5: Copy URL and use it as a directions link
And that’s it, make sheet address into links using ahref.
This is what the code looks like:
<a rel=”noreferrer noopener” aria-label=”Collective Ventures Group, 100 N Federal HWY, Unit C4, Ft Lauderdale, FL 33301. (opens in a new tab)” href=”https://goo.gl/maps/ChhzbQ6WaSaPAiAo8″ target=”_blank”>Collective Ventures Group, 100 N Federal HWY, Unit C4, Ft Lauderdale, FL 33301.</a>
It’s all you need. Now with only one click, a user can go to Google Maps to get directions to your location or your clients location. And it doesn’t matter if it’s going to be via mobile app or desktop browser, as long as they will find a way to you! :o)