When it comes to gathering data on local businesses, Google Maps is the undisputed champion. With millions of businesses listed and a wealth of valuable details available, it’s a goldmine waiting to be tapped.
Our solution enables you to scrape business data directly from Maps into Google Sheets. This will save you time and effort, and provide comprehensive business insights, improve lead generation, market research, competitor analysis, and business listing management.
Using the ImportFromWeb add-on and the function it adds to Google Sheets, you can extract Google Maps business data in bulk without technical knowledge!
With =IMPORTFROMWEB(), you extract the following data points.
- phone number
First of all, make sure you have installed the ImportFromWeb add-on from the Google Workspace Marketplace.
Then, just follow these easy steps:
To activate the add-on, go to Extensions > ImportFromWeb > Activate add-on.
ImportFromWeb requires 2 parameters: a URL and one or more data selectors.
Copy the URL from your Google Maps Search to your spreadsheet.
Data selectors describe the specific content you want to import from your search.
Pick the selectors you are interested in from our Google Maps selectors glossary and add them to your spreadsheet. For example, you may be interested in the name, address_1, address_2, and phone_number.
This is what your spreadsheet should look like:
Just add this formula:
Within seconds, you’ll get the data for all the businesses from your Maps search.
We’ve designed an easy-to-use template.
Make sure you have installed and activated ImportFromWeb in your Google Sheets.
Can I extract emails from Google Maps using IMPORTFROMWEB?
No, Google My Business pages or profiles on Google Maps do not typically contain email addresses. Consequently, IMPORTFROMWEB does not directly facilitate email extraction from Google Maps.
However, there are two alternative methods available:
- Using IMPORTFROMWEB: Utilize the “emails” generic selector on any webpage where email addresses are present. Example formula:
- Using IMPORTFROMGOOGLE with a Boolean Search: input a boolean search to your IMPORTFROMGOOGLE to potentially find email addresses. Example formula:
=IMPORTFROMGOOGLE("your query @gmail.com", "emails")
How many results can I scrape from Google Maps using IMPORTFROMWEB?
The maximum number of results that IMPORTFROMWEB can retrieve from Google Maps is determined by Google, typically around ±200 results. Unfortunately, this limit is set by Google and cannot be altered.
However, there are some best practices that can be employed to retrieve more data for a particular area: by zooming in on the map and generating a new URL for a smaller region, you can potentially retrieve more data for that specific area.