In the interests of monitoring where email traffic is coming from I am considering having two email accounts for a single business location. (Please note this is a multi location business)
Historically they have used gmail accounts (one per location) to receive all email correspondence...
I've had this issue (the address showing, when the setting was set to 'do not show my address') with one of my clients too.
I resolved it by:
going into the Local Page information via the Places Dashboard and setting the page to "customers come to the business"
Just wanted to highlight that on my merged listings Google is now displaying the UK phone numbers in two formats, UK and International.
I have to say I find this at odds with the whole premise of 'Local' :rolleyes: :confused:
Google does create Local Pages for legitimate businesses that it 'finds' on the internet.
Therefore the business must satisfy Google's Algorithm that it is a genuine business.
The existence of a KML file alone will not satisfy Google in my opinion.
The quality of citations and the website...
The addresses in the KML is supplied to provide additional relevance to Google regarding the location of the business. It's normally thought of as an advanced optimisation technique.
Can you tell me what it is you are trying to achieve, as from you questions I sus pect we may be talking at...
Ok a couple of things to start out...
Firstly KML files are OPTIONAL and are held on the website.
KML files are not verified by Google
You do not need a Website, and therefore a KML file in order to have a Google Places account and Local Page
Simply create your Local Page using Google...
I'm not sure I understand your question?
The XML and KML files are placed on the route directory of the website.
I test the location information held within the KML file using Google Maps.
I check that the XML sitemap has been processed correctly using webmaster tools.
As Linda has rightly said EMD's can work really well, and in my experience do.
Google is constantly striving to improve it's algorithm, and EDM is just one of numerous areas that it's addressing.
The thing to remember if you're going down EMD route is the quality of the underlying site, and...
Google no longer recognises the geositemap.xml files.
So you just need the location.KML file and an update in the XML sitemap (sitemap.xml) to advise the search engines of the location of the KML file.
I hope this helps :)