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    Where to add Suite # in address?

    I'm a bit confused as to where to add the "Suite #" in an address. What is the format I should use for Google+ Local and local directories (citations) ? ...as you can tell I'm new to Google+ Local

    For Canada is it this?


    John Smith
    4565 High Park Ave apt/unit/suite 236
    Toronto ON
    M5A 5A5
    Canada

    For U.S. is it this?

    MARY ROE
    799 E DRAGRAM SUITE 5A
    TUCSON AZ 85705
    USA

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    Re: Where to add Suite # in address?

    Most directories I believe have a 2nd address line OR suite field, so you'd put it there.

    Your address format below for US is correct. I assume correct for Canada but I'm not positive so I would doublecheck.

    And you know in the Places dashboard if adding a new listing, Suite needs to go on address line 2 right?
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    Re: Where to add Suite # in address?

    Oh I see. I've only added 1 places listing to an account a while back.

    So it would be like this then I'm thinking?

    MARY ROE
    799 E DRAGRAM
    SUITE 5A

    TUCSON AZ 85705
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    Re: Where to add Suite # in address?

    Yes in the dash that's how to add it.

    HOWEVER you'll work with clients who already claimed, give you the log in and you'll see they already put suite on line 1 - which is a violation AND can cause data problems. However CHANGING suite to line 2 can cause other problems as well.

    See these posts and read carefully. Very complicated:
    Google listing now nearly impossible to find
    I found and fixed a problem today... something to be aware of
    The Crazy SUITE World of Google Local Address Problems
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    Re: Where to add Suite # in address?

    Thanks a lot. Very helpful

    ---------- Post Merged at 01:09 PM ---------- Previous Post was at 01:03 PM ----------

    I'm wondering with Suite, do we use: "St #300" for example or "Suite #300" ?

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    Re: Where to add Suite # in address?

    Quote Originally Posted by D37 View Post
    I'm wondering with Suite, do we use: "St #300" for example or "Suite #300" ?
    The answer is totally - it depends!

    In my training, I teach how to do in-depth NAP research to find out what format has the most citations, which is technically correct according to the USPS and what Maps thinks is correct. Then how to weigh it all to come up with the best option.

    However neither of your examples above is right. I never see Suite abbreviated as St. Plus I don't think it's correct to use Suite AND # together.

    3 main options would typically be Suite 300 OR #300 or Ste 300. The latter is the way the USPS often abbreviates it so often you'll find the MOST citations for Ste, but I feel quite certain Google does not like that abbreviation. So I use # or Suite and never both. But WHICH depends on what the research tells you.
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    Re: Where to add Suite # in address?

    This is a great tip. I notice that Google definitely favors the "#300" format on the actual page that is displayed. I have a couple clients with Suite addresses and I use "Suite 300" format on both but Google displays it as #300 on the page itself.

    Travis Van Slooten

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    However neither of your examples above is right. I never see Suite abbreviated as St. Plus I don't think it's correct to use Suite AND # together.
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    Re: Where to add Suite # in address?

    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Van Slooten View Post
    This is a great tip. I notice that Google definitely favors the "#300" format on the actual page that is displayed. I have a couple clients with Suite addresses and I use "Suite 300" format on both but Google displays it as #300 on the page itself.

    Travis Van Slooten
    The Help Center articles in GMM aren't clear the proper way to show Suites. But I've gone back and forth and my hunch is to use "Suite 1" rather than "#1." With addresses Google doesn't like abbreviations going in, but will display them abbreviated. Alway go long form on addresses "Suite 1, 123 Mary Road, Suitesville, Maryland" it will work much better internally and when in doubt fix the address in MapMaker to conform to the drop downs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linda Buquet View Post
    The answer is totally - it depends!

    In my training, I teach how to do in-depth NAP research to find out what format has the most citations, which is technically correct according to the USPS and what Maps thinks is correct. Then how to weigh it all to come up with the best option.

    However neither of your examples above is right. I never see Suite abbreviated as St. Plus I don't think it's correct to use Suite AND # together.

    3 main options would typically be Suite 300 OR #300 or Ste 300. The latter is the way the USPS often abbreviates it so often you'll find the MOST citations for Ste, but I feel quite certain Google does not like that abbreviation. So I use # or Suite and never both. But WHICH depends on what the research tells you.
    I forgot to mention you shouldn't combine Suite, # and 1 together. "Suite 1" is good, "Suite #1" isn't. When in doubt don't use symbols.

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    Re: Where to add Suite # in address?

    I recently did a test with a business I haven't fully set up yet. I created a Local G page and the Places page. For the address I entered "Suite 1, 44 Castle Street, etc."

    The Google Maps listing activation postcard I got back from Google UK (with a Netherlands address!) was addressed to:
    44 Castle Street
    Suite 1
    etc.

    The verification postcard I got back from Mountain View was addressed to:
    1, Suite 1
    44 Castle Street
    etc.

    The way it is actually displaying on Places is as follows:
    1
    44 Castle Street
    etc.

    Go figure!

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    Re: Where to add Suite # in address?

    Sorry, I just thought I'd BUMP my previous post to see if anyone has an idea about the different suite formats.

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