Installing WP Google map plugin you can go to other pages using Google Map shapes. Just draw them, attach a link and enjoy the redirect on click feature. It will make map interactive and visitors engaged in the process of exploring your products or services.

Why you need it

It’s hard for a modern generation to keep from following a link when they see it, especially if it promises interesting information. So, why not to use this trick and get some benefits for your website? Below are a couple of ideas on how redirect on click feature may help:

  • Users can easily find more information about the locations they are interested in.
  • You can attract the attention of site visitors by Google Map shapes and encourage them to go to pages with products or special offers. 
  • Customers will stay on your website longer.
  • Figures, schemes and other visual information is always perceived better.
  • A map will not be overloaded with data.
  • You’ll be able to link website pages to locations.
  • You can highlight significant areas with shapes and thus emphasize them.

Let’s consider a couple of examples. Travel agencies may use Google Map shapes to indicate countries they work with. They will just have to attach links to redirect visitors on clicking on markers of locations to the pages with information about those places. Chains of hotels and restaurants with subsidiaries in different cities or states also can use this option. A map will display all areas where a company is present and links will send customers to regional websites.

How to add and use

  1. To install a redirect on click feature you’ll need to create Google Map shapes first. This option is available in the drawing section.
  2. Select the figure you need (circle, polygon, rectangle or a polyline) and place it on a map.
  3. Then adjust its size, borders, color and opacity.
  4. When the shape is ready, insert a redirect URL in the field for it.

That’s all that it takes with WP Maps Pro plugin. You’ll find more detailed information on how to draw figures here. And this is a tutorial for attaching links.

Our example map below will show you this feature in action. Just click on the shapes and see how the system will redirect you to another page.