Every business is automatically pinned onto the OwnLocal Platform map based on the address listed on their Business Profile. The coordinates of this address are extracted and used to inform the location of the pin.
It is important to note that these pins do not contribute to or impact SEO value in any way. Still, we want every pin to accurately reflect the business's geographical location.
To change the location of a business's pin, you simply need to update the coordinates listed in their profile settings. Follow the instructions below.
To access a business' profile settings, you'll need to log into your Business Admin Panel. If you have been administered admin credentials, you can log in to your Business Admin Panel here.
Once logged in, select the “Businesses” tab at the top.
Next, find and select the name of the business whose map pin you wish to move. You can either type the business's name into the search bar at the top, or browse the alphabetical list of results.
This will direct you to the business's admin homepage. Click the "Profile" tab to access their profile settings, where you can make the proper edits.
There are a number of ways to find out the exact coordinates of a business. One of the easiest ways is to type in the business's address here.
Enter your desired Latitude and Longitude coordinates. Then, click the “Update” button at the bottom of the page to save your changes.
That’s it! You’ve taken all the necessary steps to update a pin location. Now the map on the front end of the Business Profile will be accurate.
Due to reindexing and caching, it can take up to four hours for the changes you’ve made to be reflected on their live Business Profile page.