• http://susanbeebe.com/ susanbeebe

    Totally agree on the “search nearby” feature – I LOVED that … bring it back Google!

  • http://susanbeebe.com/ susanbeebe

    Totally agree on the “search nearby” feature – I LOVED that … bring it back Google!

  • http://localsearchforum.catalystemarketing.com/ Linda Buquet

    Oh dear, sure hope Classic maps does not bite the dust.

    The new maps does not work well on several levels for those of us in the local search business. Duplicate listing research and discovery is much harder, plus the map embed code is different and is not as advantageous for Local SEO.

    Plus the big issue for consumers (and us) is there is no list of businesses right in the sidebar so you can see at a glance how listings rank. Plus with new maps, even if you know to click see more results the ranking order there is often totally different than in classic maps.

    I encourage all my consultants to either keep one browser with Classic maps OR what I do in Chrome is have both bookmarked so I don’t have to revert back and forth in the software. I suggest bookmarking Classic in case the option to revert back goes away.

  • http://localsearchforum.catalystemarketing.com/ Linda Buquet

    Oh dear, sure hope Classic maps does not bite the dust.

    The new maps does not work well on several levels for those of us in the local search business. Duplicate listing research and discovery is much harder, plus the map embed code is different and is not as advantageous for Local SEO.

    Plus the big issue for consumers (and us) is there is no list of businesses right in the sidebar so you can see at a glance how listings rank. Plus with new maps, even if you know to click see more results the ranking order there is often totally different than in classic maps.

    I encourage all my consultants to either keep one browser with Classic maps OR what I do in Chrome is have both bookmarked so I don’t have to revert back and forth in the software. I suggest bookmarking Classic in case the option to revert back goes away.

  • Chris Dohman

    i like the look and feel of the new maps, but how about a basic print feature? the only way one can find a print button now is if they have it route directions, and even then it is buried. there is still a lot of people that want to print a basic snapshot of a map of a location. the print feature on the classic maps was great with the ability to zoom in and out and move around in the print preview.

  • Chris Dohman

    i like the look and feel of the new maps, but how about a basic print feature? the only way one can find a print button now is if they have it route directions, and even then it is buried. there is still a lot of people that want to print a basic snapshot of a map of a location. the print feature on the classic maps was great with the ability to zoom in and out and move around in the print preview.

  • Matt McGee

    The “search nearby” function works just by typing in the search box now. You’d type “hotels near ______” or “restaurants near ______” and get results.

  • gregsterling

    You’re right it basically does. Not intuitive/obvious.

  • Ross McClure

    I looked for the option to keep the Classic version. A few months back, Google gave me an option to keep the Classic maps when they first introduced the new map platform. I chose to keep the Classic Maps but coming to the computer yesterday I had no option to keep the Classic Maps in Google Chrome. I used Safari and was able to access the Classic Maps.

    I don’t like the new layout. I totally agress they shouldnt lay to rest the Classic Maps, in my opinion it’s a better user experience on desktop than the new version. I could not even open the business listing in full.