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How to Create Multiple Locations (with Schema) Using Rank Math

Let’s have a look as to how you can set up your Location Post Type in Rank Math. We’ve made it extremely easy to add multiple locations for businesses that serve multiple local areas – here’s how:

Note: The option to add multiple locations is available only in Rank Math PRO

1 Configure Local SEO Settings

First, you need to go to Local SEO in the Rank Math dashboard.

You can put your company name and logo, URL, email address, address, your business type from the various business types drop-down menu.

Try to be precise and fill in the details as you want your business to be displayed on google search results.

Local SEO Settings

Enable the Use Multiple Locations and Save your changes.

Enable use multiple locations

2 Create Your New Location(s)

Once you enable the Use Multiple Locations, Rank Math will create a new custom post type called RM Locations where you can add multiple locations of your business or organization.

The Location Post Type label and the Location Post Type Plural label is by default RM Locations.

Location Post Type Label

Then click on RM Locations in your dashboard.

Click RM Locations

Once you are in the RM Location, you can add a location by clicking on Add New and name it as per your choice.

option to add a new location

For example, I have named it New York Location. Then head over to New York Location and click on Edit.

Edit the RM Location

When you create the first Business Location in the RM Locations CPT we’ll also guide you with the help of a small tutorial.

We inform you to add a Local Business Name as shown below:

Tutorial

Once you click on next we also inform you to add Local Business Schema as shown below:

Add Local Business Schema

Next, you’ll be advised to add Rank Math’s Local Business Block:

Add Local Business Block

Note: You can learn more about Rank Math’s Local Business Block and all of its available options here.

Last but not least once you have edited the changes we remind you to publish your location. Our tutorial guides you through the steps and we make sure that the entire process is made easy for you.

Publish yout location

Now let’s go back to the editor and once you are in the editor, then in your Rank Math plugin go to the Schema tab and click on Schema Generator.

Schema option for location CPT

In the Schema Generator, click on the Schema Type – LocalBusiness as shown below.

Schema Generator

Then, it will open the Schema Builder.

Fill in the details in the Schema Builder

Once you fill in the details in the Schema Builder, Save them by clicking on Save for this Post.

3 Configuring Local Business Schema

3.1 Name

Enter the name of your business here or you can leave with the default %seo_title% variable.

Name - Local Business Schema

3.2 Business Type

Choose your business type from the exclusive list. In case, if you’re unable to find your business type here, then choose Organization.

Business type - Local Business Schema

3.3 Shortcode

The local business info that you’re configuring with this Schema Builder can be displayed on the front-end for users by using a local business block or with a shortcode.

If you prefer using the shortcode to display your business info anywhere inside the content, then copy and paste this shortcode.

Shortcode - Local Business Schema

While pasting the shortcode, make sure that you set the type attribute. Rank Math offers 4 options for the type attribute namely,

  • address
  • map
  • opening-hours
  • store-locator

These options define how the business info will be shown in the front-end.

For example, if you wish to use the address type, then the shortcode has to be used as shown here [rank_math_local type='address' locations='1483']

That said, Rank Math offers more attributes to customize the shortcode, and you can read more about them here.

3.4 Image URL

Enter the image URL that represents your local business.

Image URL - Local Business Schema

3.5 Email

Enter the email address that is specific to this business location.

Email - Local Business Schema

3.6 Address

Enter the address of your business location with Street Address, Locality, Region, Postal Code, and Country fields.

Address - Local Business Schema

3.7 Geo Coordinates

Enter the latitude and longitude coordinates of your business location. Ensure that the coordinates are as accurate as possible. Google expects a precision of at least 5 decimal places in the latitude and longitude coordinates.

Geo Coordinates - Local Business Schema

3.8 Primary Number

Enter the primary phone number for this business location. Ensure that you’re adding country code and area code to your phone number.

Primary Number - Local Business Schema

3.9 Secondary Number

Enter the secondary phone number of this business location, if applicable. Again, ensure that you’re adding country code and area code here in the phone number.

Secondary Number - Local Business Schema

3.10 Business FAX

Enter the fax number of your business location, if available.

Business FAX - Local Business Schema

3.11 VAT ID

Add the VAT ID (Value-added Tax ID) of your business in this field, if applicable.

VAT ID - Local Business Schema

3.12 Tax ID

Add the Tax ID of your business here. Please note, this would vary depending on the country, such as TIN in the US, CIF/NIF in Spain, etc.

Tax ID - Local Business Schema

3.13 Chamber of Commerce ID

If your business is a part of Chamber of Commerce, then enter your Chamber of Commerce ID here. Please note, this field isn’t a part of the Local Business Schema and is used only in the business info displayed on the front-end using the Local Business block or shortcode.

Chamber of Commerce ID - Local Business Schema

3.14 Price Range

Enter the price range of your business here. This can be either a numerical range (eg: $5-20) or a normalized number with currency signs (eg: $$$).

Price Range - Local Business Schema

If you’re using normalized number with your local currency signs they are interpreted as follows,

$Cheap/Inexpensive
$$Moderate
$$$Expensive
$$$$Very Expensive

Note: This option will be available only if you had chosen one of the local business types in the Business Type field. If you had chosen Organization and similar types, this field will not be available.

3.15 Currencies Accepted

Enter the currencies accepted in ISO 4217 format. If you’re unsure of your currency’s ISO code, Wikipedia has got an extensive list. If your business accepts multiple currencies, separate them with comma.

Currencies accepted - Local Business Schema

Note: This option will be available only if you had chosen one of the local business types in the Business Type field. If you had chosen Organization and similar types, this field will not be available.

3.16 Payment Accepted

Enter the payment methods accepted in this business location. Some examples include Cash, Credit Card, Cryptocurrency, etc.

Payment Accepted - Local Business Schema

Note: This option will be available only if you had chosen one of the local business types in the Business Type field. If you had chosen Organization and similar types, this field will not be available.

3.17 Area Served

Enter the geographic location, where the service you offer/item you sell is available.

Area Served - Local Business Schema

3.18 Open 24/7

Enable this option only if your business is open 24/7.

Open 24/7 - Local Business Schema

3.19 Use 24h Format

Enable this option if you wish to display the opening hours in 24h format when you use Local Business Block or shortcode.

Note: This option will not be available if you’ve enabled Open 24/7

Use 24h format - Local Business Schema

3.20 Opening Hours

The option lets you select the opening hours, so customers can visit/avail of your service. There are possibilities that your business might even have different schedules for opening hours & Rank Math lets you configure that.

Select only the days your business opens at specific timing and enter the Opening Time and Closing Time. Then click the Add Property Group button to add another set to the list. There select the rest of the days and the respective opening & closing times.

Note: This option will not be available if you’ve enabled Open 24/7

Opening Hours - Local Business Schema

3.21 Select Timezone

From the last field, select the timezone that corresponds to your business location. However, please note, this option would be unavailable, if you had already enabled the Open 24/7 option.

Select Timezone - Local Business Schema

4 Use Rank Math’s Local Business Block

You can then make use of Local Business Block by Rank Math as shown below:

LocalBusiness Block

Select Local Business by Rank Math block.

In the Block settings > Type, You can set the Address, Opening hours, Map, Store Locator for your location accordingly.

Select a Type

Once it is done, Save the changes.

As an alternate method, if you aren’t yet using the Gutenberg Block editor, you can also insert this information using Rank Math’s Location Data Shortcode.

Now, let’s look at each of the LocalBusiness Block’s settings in detail.

5 Rank Math LocalBusiness Block Settings

5.1 Address

Select Address in the Settings Type and you can notice the address details as shown below:

Select Address to view the address

Also, you can choose which options you want to display with the LocalBusiness Block. You can choose to display your Company Name, Address in one line, State, Phone Number, etc as shown in the image below:

localbusiness-block-settings

You can also use the Locations option to list all the locations on a single page or to show individual locations. This will help you to create a single page with all locations or multiple pages for each location.

choose-location-for-block

5.2 Opening Hours

Select the opening hours from the Settings in order to display the opening hours of the business.

Set Opening Hours

5.3 Map

Select Map in order to display your business on the map. The options available in Map are as follows:

Options available in Map

5.4 Store Locator

Rank Math makes it very easy locating your store with the help of Store Locator.

Store Locator - Local Business Block

5.5 Area Served

Schema.org defines the areaServed property as the geographic location of the area where a service or offered item is provided.

You can make use of the Area Served option in the Local Business Schema that will cause all products and services to be available only to the service areas listed. You can use this option if everything you do as a business is confined to those service areas. This can include various products and services.

You can add the details to area served field as shown below:

In the Schema Generator, select LocalBusiness and then fill the area served field as shown below:

Fill out area served field

Once filled click on Save for this Post and Update or Publish it as you would normally do.

You can then check your Schema with the help of Google’s Rich Results Testing Tool to ensure everything appears as expected.

Rich Results Test

With the help of Rank Math, you can easily configure your Location Post Type settings. And, when using Rank Math PRO‘s Local SEO Module to create multiple locations – you can easily auto-generate your KML sitemap for business locations. Learn more here.

If you still have absolutely any questions about using Local SEO with Rank Math, feel free to reach our support team from here, and our support expert will have a look into it right away.

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