17 May

Web Dev: Google Map Maker

My research for this project highlighted to me just how much this business relies on location.

Location-based searches are going to be the first port of call for most prospective clients. The best way to ensure this business shows in search is to use the Google Map Maker tool, and to place the dance school on Google Maps.

Unfortunately, within the last week Google Map Maker has been temporarily suspended due to misuse of the tool.

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When the tool is back up, I will add the business to the map to raise the profile of The Anita Gunn School of Dance.

Until then, I have just added a map to the website so users of the site can find the school with ease, using this Google Developers tutorial. The following shows my code with the specific latitude and longitude of the business.

Google Maps Code

The image below shows how it looks when embedded into the website, after I also added a simple marker using this example code as a guide.

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09 Nov

FBomb: Where in the world?

FBomb Map

Have you ever wanted to know how many people drop the F-bomb in tweets these days? No, me neither, but theres a webpage to help you find out the answer to that question.

When you first load the FBomb page, it will show a blank map. Every time someone uses the F word in a tweet, it will show the location on this map. It quickly fills up – especially in English-speaking countries. What a coincidence. Nevertheless, I still found it interesting and thought you would too.

This kind of thing could be really useful for businesses, which other keywords related to their industry or directly to their brand. It would be interesting to see how it could develop further.

FBomb Map

Where in the world are people tweeting f***?

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