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Google Maps Get A New Look


We’ve talked before about why you need a Google My Business listing and Google’s recent announcement is our newest reason.

Google just shared it’s making an update to Google Maps. The refreshed look will use new brightly colour coded icons based on specified categories such as restaurants etc. The upgrade will make it easier to identify and find your business.  Google has also made icons for road closures, construction and car accidents to make your customer’s journey as pain free as possible.


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The update to Google Maps means it will be even more important for Canadian business owners to make sure Google has the most up to date information for your business. Incorrect data or content could lead to your business being coded wrong and make your location difficult to find. Claim your business on Google so all of your information online is consistent and current.

If you’re unsure of how to set up a Google My Business listing, we’re happy to help! Email us at help@411.ca or call us at 1-866-411-4411.


Dwight has a double major in Marketing and Business. He is passionate about helping small businesses grow and enjoys writing to provoke thought and start conversations.