Google recently announced changes to their Mapping platform, including a new pricing model. As a result there will be some changes to the way Google Maps are integrated with websites.
What’s going to change?
In the lead up to 16th July we will be gradually switching websites over to use Google’s free Embed API. This will ensure you still have maps appearing on your listings, however in some cases the map marker may not be accurate, such as when mapping a listing in a new street, subdivision or development or when Google doesn’t recognise the street address.
Is there anything you need to do?
Not in the immediate term. If you find Google’s free maps are not the best solution for your office, you can contact our help team who will assist you in signing up to Google Cloud, obtaining your key and adding it into your website settings. This will restore maps to how they previously worked.
Note you will need an email address already attached to a Google account and a credit card; even though you won’t be charged if your monthly spend is under $200, Google still requires that you have a valid card to keep your account active.