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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 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 Location 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 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.

4 Rank Math LocalBusiness Block Settings

4.1 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

4.2 Opening Hours

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

Set Opening Hours

4.3 Map

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

Options available in Map

4.4 Store Locator

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

4.5 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.

Still not using Rank Math?

Setup takes less than 5 minutes including the import from your old SEO Plugin!

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