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Longitude and Latitude tags for google?

I need some advice ..

1:28 pm on Jul 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Hi All,

How can I tell google and other search engines that my page relates to a certain longitude and latitude location?

For example I have a hotel for sale at a specific longitude and latitude location - how do I tell google this information.

I found this thread here - which is on the same topic: [webmasterworld.com...]

Have standards developed since 2007? What's my best option for SERPs



[edited by: TravelDog at 1:32 pm (utc) on July 11, 2008]

10:18 pm on July 12, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Hi Traveldog,

I've not seen/heard any real indication that Google is reading the geocoding formats discussed in that thread.

I'd say your best bet is to include text related to the physical location... street address, city, state, zip, area code on phone #... on the page, in title & other traditional SEO methods.

Good luck, Ross

7:13 pm on Oct 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

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There is no indication that Google is reading and using those geocode tags.

A preferable protocol IMHO is to use hCard Microformats.

Google engineers have told me that if more people adopt the microformats, they'll read them in as another potential local search ranking signal.

There is indication that Yahoo! is using hCard Microformatting from webpages, though.

Regardless of search engine adoption, hCard is good for endusers who have microformat reading abilities, so it's beneficial for good, user-centric design.


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