**Update 22-April 2016 – You no longer need to use this option – Getting Facebook maps to work has become much easier now. Visit this post to find out how it works**
Over the last few weeks I’ve had a number of people contact me with problems about the Places app on Facebook. When you input your exact address Facebook is supposed to add you to the map. The problem is it’s not very accurate. One person with a premises in Limerick ended up in Belgium on the Facebook map! One solution to this problem is to add a Google Map Tab to your Facebook page. This allows you to locate your business and add some information underneath. You could use this for directions to your venue or to display opening times. Although it’s not adjusted to Timeline width yet I think this offers a pretty good solution to the problem.
To install the app click here.
You will need to give the app basic permissions for your Facebook profile page. Once you have done this you can add it to your page.
Once added click on your new tab, then click edit at the top of the page to add your address and change the info displayed underneath.
I added Google Map Tab to my test page, this is what it looks like.
Have you had problem with Facebook places showing you in a different location to where you are? How have you resolved this? I’d love to hear any solutions you’ve found as I know it’s an issue that will persist.