why Google Maps is broken ?

Google Maps is the defacto standard of online mapping, it has indeed has mapped most parts of the world painstakingly and provides millions of users with their day-to-day mapping requirements. However in the world of  fast paced change, google maps quickly becomes obsolete, Imagine your favorite restaurant in  Park street moving to Green street, Google cant find this change until an year some times.

The fundamental issue with Google Maps is deeper, it simply digitizes the centuries old addressing , without considering the latest technological advances like ‘Smartphone’.

with GPS enabled Smartphones in almost 1 billion pair of hands (and growing rapidly) , the centuries old way of addressing is ready for disruption.

It starts with a simple fact that your smartphone can easily collect the latitude and longitude of your location  ( which is what whatsapp does  when you share your location to your contacts), nevertheless sharing the exact lat and lon co-ordinates on other platforms is not practical and  needs a way of tagging it with a unique identifier like your email or some word like say ‘Paulshome’ . Given the fact that we already tagged a location, the possibility of adding an address on top of this tag would be make great sense.

Suddenly an address along with its location can be shared as easily as an url , not just limited by Google Maps or whatsapp’s sharing options.

This simple workaround opens up amazing opportunities for sharing your address as a simple tag on a platform that supports this, of-course.  Remember, the first line of your address is the trickiest bit and can never be extracted by Google, it can only be collected by governments ( at a cost of billions of dollars) .

The only solution to this problem is to tap into the collective power of people by letting them create their own address tags which lets them share their address as a tag or a simple url, the biggest problem of world’s addressing is suddenly no more.

This is what we are trying to do at Maptags , which can not only help the developed world but also help the billions of world poor to finally get an address and give a shot to get out of poverty 

Maptags shortens your address to your favorite word and makes sharing your address is easy as sharing a word which takes away the pain of writing address forever

When your share your address as an url or a tag , you don’t mistakes of incorrect addresses,  You can even fill address forms on various websites at a single click ( by utilizing Maptags API* )

The effect of a technology like this is immediate, the biggest pain point of today’s online shopping can be eliminated  (which  google Maps is still not able to solve )

  • Accurate address  including lat and lon co-ordinates improves deliveries dramatically.
  • Instant filling of address forms,  can improve the worrying 90% checkout abandonment rate.

when your address can be thought of webpage / unique url instead of just a combination of letters , you can get all the wonderful features like Analytics, instant sharing , updating your new address to your existing url, which is possible with like Maptags at click.

Learn more on how you can use Maptags to can help you in 11 ways   and your business in 9 different ways 

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Google Loves Maptags , It’s official

Getting top results on Google search is considered the creme-de-la-creme of online marketing, as this gives you enormous visibility online. Companies spend thousands of dollars on optimizing their SEO to come in the first place. Ironically , Maptags links are getting  first page results for some keywords  (first observed by our super Maptagger, Carsten) without spending anything , which means huge reselling value for such Maptags, isin’t ?

Maptags is an address shortening revolution, where in your long, complicated address will be turned into short url or keyword, with precise latitude and longitude details attached to it, which can act as a your address forever!

So your big bad confusing address can be turned to something like: mapta.gs/fw and ‘fw’ will be a unique tag like your email, nickname, brand or anything you like.

Lets start with DortmundAnwalt

Dortmund is a Germany city and Anwalt means lawyer, this Maptag is owned by Carsten himself.

In this case Maptags link beat about 130,00 searches which is pretty big feat

The next is FrankfurtAnwalt, Frankfurt is obviously a major city in Germany and Anwalt is lawyer

Getting first page results for this key word is definitely impressive


The next one is  brillionManager , which is pretty interesting


In this case  our link is above the  .com website itself.

Imagine yourself as the owner of this company , you spend a fortune getting the domain and building up the website only to see not getting top result.  Imagine this Maptag link being owned by your rival which means a huge reputation and traffic loss. Hence making possesing the Maptag link an essential thing for any website.

There are many other keywords for which we are seeing top search results BerlinFotograf GrazAnwaltBerlinElektriker etc

Maptags is  like Yelp or Bitly or  Google+  of the future, so getting first page google results will happen almost certainly which means Maptags are as valuable as domains

Right now we feel there is an immediate and significant opportunity  in picking Maptags for websites that have 500K+ alexa rank,  as Maptag links will show up on first page searches when owners search for their websites, when this happens, selling  them is a cake walk.

Now if you are worried about Trademarks you need to know that , trademarks are territorial.

P.S. Unlike domain extensions(gLTDs) that come  in 1000s per year, Maptags can have 1-2 rivals at the most which makes the Maptags very expensive very soon.

Get the top 1 million website list  if you are interested http://www.seobook.com/download-alexa-top-1-000-000-websites-free

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