Schema – Map Issue

  • Resolved Paul Tansley

    Hi. I was playing around with Schema the other day. On the local SEO pages, I noticed a placeholder for Google Maps API key and GEO coordinates.

    So, I created an API key, as it describes in the how to, that you link too. I also added my coordinates. Which are taken from Google Maps.

    However, I just checked the Schema seen by Structured Data Testing Tool. It comes up with 2 error. Both regarding the maps. See 2nd screenshot above.

    Any ideas what I might have done wrong and how to correct?

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  • Hi,

    Thanks for getting in touch with us.

    As it says on the warnings, the Maps co-ordinates cannot be used when you are using “Organization” Schema. Please use some other Schema or remove the geoMap details to fix this issue.

    Hope that helps and please do not hesitate to let us know if you need our assistance with anything else.

    Sorry, I’m confused. The RankMath boxes as in screenshot 1 ask for

    1/ Google Maps API Key
    2/ Geo Coordinates

    So that’s what I thought I’d entered. Your reply is saying not to enter this as they are wrong. But gives no advice as to what should be entered there?

    Or are you saying that an Organisation cannot have a map or coordinates?

    That doesn’t really make much sense. Since surely an Organisation must have an address on a map. A Recipe, Book, Article, I could understand those not having a map facility, but an Organisation? That just seems very illogical.

    Perhaps I shouldn’t even be listed as an Organisation? We are wedding photographers is there a better @type for us to be called maybe?

    Any guidance would be appreciated.


    The hasMap and geo properties are recommended for use on places. You can change the business type to Local Business or a type that is a “place” and that should resolve the issue.

    Hope that helps


    Thx Michael. I was kind of avoiding Local Business, as we shoot weddings far and wide. Travelling up to 100 miles from home. But I guess that’s not really important in the grand scheme of things. So I’ll change it to Local Business. Thx for the advice, appreciated.


    The next closer option would be to use professional service.

    With that let us know if we can mark it as resolved.

    If you have any further question(s), please let us know. Thank you.

    Yeah, I looked at Professional Service, but the two example businesses under that are both legal or financial. I’ve set it to Local Business at the moment. Will see how it goes.

    It fixed the error. Structured Data is now happy. Thx.


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