Chat with us, powered by LiveChat

How To Properly Get a Business’s Google Maps URL in 2019

When sharing a Business’s URL from Google Maps, reportivng Spam to Google, when linking to your Google My Business page from your website, or when asking clients for reviews you need the URL to a Google Maps listing.

How To Properly Get a Business’s Google Maps URL (on Desktop):

  1. Go to maps.google.com
  2. Search for the business name and select the business
  3. Select the “Share” option to get a URL for the location.

How To Properly Get a Business’s Google Maps URL (on Mobile):

  1. Android users may open the Maps app
  2. Type in (or speak) the business name and select it
  3. Select the “share” button at the bottom of the screen

FIVE Types of Google Maps Location URLs:

There are several ways to get a URL to a business in Google Maps.In the example above, I used the Raleigh Carmax.

Via desktop, the Carmax in Raleigh’s Google Maps URL is:
https://goo.gl/maps/PnEN7Dj2ScJkKBtn6.

On mobile, Maps App users are given this URL for the exact same company:
https://maps.app.goo.gl/gKcj5YkkxBdG7zV66

Both are simply a shortened version of this:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/CarMax/@35.885503,-78.7415317,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89acf7362174758b:0x5b08de5f8d6518ee!8m2!3d35.885503!4d-78.739343

However, if you are on Desktop, then search Google for the listing, then go to Maps and COPY the URL from your address bar, the URL looks like this:
https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=raleigh%20carmax&npsic=0&rflfq=1&rlha=0&rllag=35889347,-78648271,8210&tbm=lcl&rldimm=6559737359240599790&lqi=Cg5yYWxlaWdoIGNhcm1heCIDiAEBWggKBmNhcm1heA&ved=2ahUKEwictOPsg9zkAhVRheAKHTJLD8wQvS4wAHoECAoQFg&rldoc=1&tbs=lrf:!2m1!1e3!3sIAE,lf:1,lf_ui:4#rlfi=hd:;si:6559737359240599790,l,Cg5yYWxlaWdoIGNhcm1heCIDiAEBWggKBmNhcm1heA;mv:[[35.893653799999996,-78.5462706],[35.8850416,-78.75027159999999]];tbs:lrf:!2m1!1e3!3sIAE,lf:1,lf_ui:4

Also… Depending on the browser used, you can get a different URL all together.

Some business owners have claimed their “G page” short URLs. In those cases, the URL looks different. It’s simply a URL shortener business owners may use in their Google My Business dashboard. Mercedes Benz of Raleigh’s Maps URL looks like this:
g.page/MercedesBenzOfRaleigh

How To Get a “G Page” Short URL

If you like the Mercedes Benz example above and want to make your life as simple as possible, go ahead and get your G Page URL. I wrote about how to do this here: How To Get a Google My Business Custom URL.

You could always place a redirect on your domain as well, such as telapost.com/map/ and have that point to your actual URL.

 

 

Len

President at Telapost
I create content and do SEO for law firms, small businesses and companies worldwide. I have been generating traffic online since 1992. I have owned multiple successful companies. I'm an organic eater, nature lover and German Shepherd owner. Feel free to contact me here.

Leave a Reply


SEO, Content Marketing, and Social Media Strategy varies drastically depending on which vertical you are in, where you are located, and more. CONTACT ME 919.475.1883