Heavy users of Google Maps will be charged for using the service, reports BBC News. After January 1, Google will charge for the Google Maps API when more than 25,000 map “hits” are made in a day.
Many Web sites use Google Maps to give users a view of the destinations they inquire about.
Google, for its part, says the change will only affect 0.35% of users.
If you use Google Maps on your Web site and you’re concerned how the limit enforcement will affect you, Search Engine Roundtable says you have a few options:
- Reduce your usage to below the limits
- Opt-in to paying for your excess usage at the rates given in the FAQ
- Purchase a Maps API Premier license