Essential Tips for Displaying Your Vancouver Business's NAP Info on Your Website

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May 2, 2024
Explore 10 essential tips for effectively displaying your business's NAP information on your website, boosting local SEO and attracting customers.

When it comes to enhancing local SEO for your business, a fundamental step is to prominently feature your business’s Name, Address, and Phone number (NAP) on your website. This is not only a strategic move for search engine ranking but also a practical approach to attract local clientele.

The nuances of how and where to place your NAP information often lead to a plethora of inquiries. My objective here is to provide comprehensive guidance in a single go.

Here’s a rundown of 10 strategic guidelines for displaying your NAP information on your website:

  1. Ensure Search Engine Readability: Your NAP details must be in crawlable text format. This means avoiding images for this purpose. A good test is to see if you can copy and paste the text - if yes, it’s search-engine friendly.
  2. Consistency with Google Places and Citations: The information should align with what’s displayed on your Google Places page and other citations. Minor variations in formatting are acceptable, such as differences in abbreviating street names.
  3. Schema or hCard – Not Mandatory, But Beneficial: While it’s not necessary to use Schema or hCard formats for your NAP, incorporating these can be advantageous. However, plain HTML is perfectly acceptable.
  4. Utilize Schema Generators for Reference: If you're uncertain about formatting, helpful tools include,, and the one by TVS Internet Marketing.
  5. Flexible Placement on Your Website: You can position your NAP information anywhere on your site, whether you’re using WordPress or another platform. Popular spots include the footer (footer.php), a sidebar widget, within your content’s table, or in the footer area. Avoid placing it in title or description tags as it’s generally ineffective there.
  6. Avoid Unnecessary Internal Links: Refrain from linking to other pages on your website unless it enhances user experience, like linking to a comprehensive “Our Locations” page.
  7. Handling Multiple Locations: If your business has several locations, you can list all NAPs on each page or individual NAPs on respective location pages. Both approaches are typically problem-free.
  8. Repetition of NAP Information: It’s acceptable to repeat your NAP details a few times on a page, although overdoing it (more than three times) is not advisable.
  9. Styling with CSS Is Permissible: You can style your NAP information using CSS, and it’s fine to have it displayed on a single line if preferred.
  10. Privacy Concerns for Home-Based Businesses: If privacy is a major concern, you may omit the street address. However, it’s recommended to still include your business name, city, ZIP code, and phone number.

Implementing these guidelines will not only help in improving your local SEO but also in making your business more accessible to potential local customers.

Eli Brown | CEO | Eli R. Brown Digital Conversions

At Eli R. Brown Digital Conversions, we specialize in propelling your business into the digital spotlight. Our dynamic team of visionary designers, savvy marketers, and ad strategists work collaboratively to craft captivating websites, execute targeted marketing campaigns, and create compelling advertisements that not only stand out but also convert. We don't just build websites; we engineer experiences that resonate with your audience, leveraging cutting-edge techniques to boost your online visibility, drive engagement, and amplify conversions. Experience the power of our tailored solutions, where creativity, data-driven insights, and relentless dedication converge to redefine your brand's success in the digital landscape.