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Most people really like the embedded Google Maps, but don't know how easy it is to add them to any page. I've had a few people ask me how it is done. With a little bit of HTML knowledge, anyone can quickly have a map up and running in just a few minutes. Here is an example of how you can add a map to any contact us page or blog quickly and easily. First you need a Google Maps API key, which is free. You can find it, along with other documentation, at http://www.google.com/apis/maps/. Bookmark this link - it has lots of details you might want, especially if you extend your new map beyond this example. Follow the instructions to "Sign up for a google API key". You'll need a gmail account, and to enter your domain name. This key can then only be used on pages served from that domain name. If you are going to develop on a different server, then you might want to get 2 key... (more)