Google Map Changes

Google Changes

On the 16th July Google launched their revised Google Maps API. If your site is using Google Maps, you will be affected.

Why have they Google changed their platform?

Google changed the platform to make their Maps API offering much more streamlined and to unify under their Google Cloud umbrella. In doing so they have introduced a new pricing structure for using this service.

What are Google's new prices?

Currently, Google are offering $200 credit to use towards Google Maps with the credit being reset each month. This usually equates to roughly 28.5k hits each month. Each request will cost $0.007 ($7 per 1000 hits). You should only see additional charges from Google if you have a high traffic website.

Do I need to make changes to my website?

Yes, each website will need its own Google Maps account to benefit from the credit, so, we just need to make a simple change to your website which can take up to a maximum of 30 minutes.

What do I need to do?

To get started please contact us at maintenance@popcornwebdesign.co.uk and we will explain the next steps to get you migrated.

What happens if no action is taken after the 16th July?

If no action is taken, your Maps integration could be disabled by Google and will instead show a non functional grey box where the map would be.