How to generate and set a Google Maps Geocoding API server key (deprecated)

Warning: You must have a Google account with billing enabled to generate a key for Google Maps API.

Google Maps requires a special Google Maps API key. Without this key, you cannot display Google Maps on your website. There used to be two separate keys, the Google Maps API browser key and the Google Maps API GeoCoding server key. Since Yoast Local SEO 11.9, only 1 Google Maps API key is required.

This article is now deprecated, so please refer to the knowledge base article “How to generate and set a Google Maps API key“.