Publishing a store locator online

NB: As you are not logged in the following examples refer to the Blipstar demo store locator. ★

Your store locator can also be deployed within various products, such as:

Facebook Wordpress Shopify Weebly Wix Squarespace BigCommerce Jimdo Webflow WebStarts Joomla

OpenCart Magento osCommerce Tomato Cart Zen Cart Presta Shop

Deployment wizard...

The new Deployment Wizard makes adding your store locator to a site really easy and produces the required code for you to copy and paste.

The Deployment wizard guides you through the store locator creation process

Instructions for popular web platforms and tools

  • Facebook - Embed a store locator inside your Facebook page
  • Wordpress - Open a store locator within a Wordpress site
  • Squarespace - Using your locator within a Squarespace site
  • Shopify - Add a store locator to Shopify
  • BigCommerce - Adding a store locator to your BigCommerce online shop
  • Weebly - Using your locator in a site created with Weebly
  • Wix - Using your locator with a Wix generated site
  • Jimdo - Integrating your locator within a Jimdo site
  • Webflow - Add a store locator to a Webflow page
  • WebStarts - Embedding your locator within WebStarts
  • Joomla - Open a store locator within a Joomla site


Other methods



 

Embed within Facebook

At last, an easy way to add a store locator to your Facebook page! Now your customers can use your store locator without ever leaving Facebook.

Go to how to create a store locator in Facebook for details.



 

WordPress

You can embed your store locator within any page in your WordPress site (as per the instructions above).

The gotcha in WordPress is that when editing a page in "Visual" mode it strips out any HTML code, so when you paste code and save it won't work. So, the trick is to use "Text" mode rather than "Visual" mode by clicking the relevant tab...

Selecting Text mode in Wordpress to add custom code to a page

Make sure not to switch between the two modes prior to saving otherwise you could lose your code! Once in "Text" mode paste the relevant code snippet then hit Publish.


Alternatively you can use the Blipstar WordPress plugin. It's very easy to install and set up.



 

Google Earth

If you are signed in to your account you can download your data as a KML file. Which is nice.



 

Submit Stores to Google Local Search

There aren't many businesses that don't want to be found, and local (user-centric) search is a key growth area in the murky world of SEO. Having your store locations appear as local listings in Google Local/Google Maps is a wise move, as people in the proximity of a store are probably quite motivated to visit it. In order to present your location data in a consistent and search engine friendly way Google have a "My Business Locations" feature. Blipstar offers a handly tool for exporting your data to Google in the required format.

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