Google Business Schema Adds Phone Numbers, Hours & Menus

Apr 8, 2014 • 8:16 am | comments (1) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization
 

Google Business Schema

Google announced this morning that they now have added additional schema support for business information. Specifically, they now support customer support related phone numbers, hours of operation and restaurant menus.

Pierre Far, one of the Googlers involved in this project, said on Google+ the specific schema supported for the rich snippets include:

  • Customer service (and other) phone numbers
  • Business opening hours, locations
  • Restaurant menus

The restaurant menus is interesting because Google never really told us how to get our menus into the Google Menus results. Well, I guess they just opened it up for all now.

Pierre said this information and thus the schema, "tends to be on what's called a "location page" like a store locator for a chain or the contact us page for a small business."

Google updated the documentation on the business location page help area, added code examples and showed the outcome.

It is a no brainer to add this schema to your sites, if they are relevant to your business and web site.

Forum discussion at Google+.

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Comments:

SEOTim

04/09/2014 06:07 pm

This is really a great article and can provide great assistance to helping our clients show even more information when searched on the Google. We do not have any restaurants but the menu feature is especially cool and helpful for visitors. On a national level the bottom line is the more readable data for the bots the better.

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