Google Maps Icons and Markers Explained

What are the Different Legends, Icons, and Points of Interest Explained in Google Maps?


When you search for a specific address in Google, you may notice blue, orange, yellow and red markers surrounding the area of the red pin. Many local SEO companies and even business owners struggle to find the answer about these map markers. The reason is Google doesn’t have an official blog on map icons or legends because maps are dealt with on the developer end.  Google Map Developers don’t speak the same language as the average joe so trying to find information on map icons proves difficult unless you know the technical term. But these map icons you see are called POI Click Events. But for the sake of understanding, I’m just going to use the terms explain markers, icons, and pins.

If you want the short version, Google has a section on Place Labels on Maps. If not, keep reading.

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Storytelling – Leave it for Social and Blogs – Not Webpages

Storytelling is great in the digital world for social media. Every business should tell a story. Whether it’s showing the work, featuring a team member, or even a video about how things are done is great for a businesses tribe (social media followers.) Blogs are also considered social media. Blogs are great for telling a … Read more