Google saved me twice this weekend, both times guiding me to the place I needed to get to, once because I had forgotten to print a map out and the second time because the business I wanted to get to seemed not to have any contact details (like the address of the store they wanted you to visit) on their site, at least not on the version I was viewing on my mobile phone.
In the first instance I must say how impressed I was. I put in the hotel’s name (the Overwater nr Keswick) into Google and was presented with a ‘Places’ page that allowed me to get directions. All I had to do was to choose ‘driving instructions’ and I was away, Google guiding me GPS style right to the door (my GPS on the other hand could only get me to within 2 miles). It certainly saved my day and is a lesson for all businesses that want to get people to their door should bear in mind..
The next time Google saved me was when I was trying to find the Paperwharehouse. I did not know their name at the start of my quest, my only info being that they were a paper supplier in Kendal, which was not exactly an address.
My Sherlock Holmes Moment
So, what did I do. Well the first thing was to type the term into Google, that gave me a list from which I could decuce the business name and website URL. This I hoped would be enough, but that was not the case, as the site, although it talked about it’s store, did not give me an address. I could not find an About Us page or Contact details on the site (at least I could not see any on my mobile phones screen) either.
Being no closer to an actual address, I searched for the name of the company on Google and found from that they they were on a business park in Kendal, and so searched for that on Google and again got a map.
All I had to do then was to ask for driving instructions again and I was there…
So Google (and some Sherlock Holmes style detective work) saved the day, not once but Twice!
Just hope the tip helps you if you find yourself in a similar fix sometime