Local Business Listing

When users search for businesses on Google Search or Maps, Search results may display a prominent Knowledge Graph card with details about a business that matched the query. When users query for a type of business (for example, "best NYC restaurants"), they may see a carousel of businesses related to the query. With Local Business structured data, you can tell Google about your business hours, different departments within a business, reviews for your business, and more. If you want to help users to make a reservation or place an order directly in Search results, you can use the Maps Booking API to enable bookings, payments, and other actions.

Examples

Simple local business listing

Here's an example of a simple local business listing using JSON-LD.

Here's an example of a restaurant carousel. The Restaurant carousel is currently limited to a small set of restaurant providers. If you would like to participate, register your interest in our form.

Business hours

The following examples demonstrate how to mark up different types of business hours.

Standard hours

Excluding the validFrom and validThrough properties signify that the hours are valid year-round.This example defines a business that is open weekdays from 9am to 9pm, with weekend hours from 10am until 11pm.

"openingHoursSpecification": [
  {
    "@type": "OpeningHoursSpecification",
    "dayOfWeek": [
      "Monday",
      "Tuesday",
      "Wednesday",
      "Thursday",
      "Friday"
    ],
    "opens": "09:00",
    "closes": "21:00"
  },
  {
    "@type": "OpeningHoursSpecification",
    "dayOfWeek": [
      "Saturday",
      "Sunday"
    ],
    "opens": "10:00",
    "closes": "23:00"
  }
]
Late night hours

For hours past midnight, define opening and closing hours using a single OpeningHoursSpecification property. This example defines hours from Saturday at 6pm until Sunday at 3am.

"openingHoursSpecification": {
  "@type": "OpeningHoursSpecification",
  "dayOfWeek": "Saturday",
  "opens": "18:00",
  "closes": "03:00"
}
All-day hours

To show a business as open 24 hours a day, set the open property to "00:00" and the closes property to "23:59".To show a business is closed all day, set both opens and closes properties to "00:00". This example shows a business open all day Saturday and closed all day Sunday.

"openingHoursSpecification": [
  {
    "@type": "OpeningHoursSpecification",
    "dayOfWeek": "Saturday",
    "opens": "00:00",
    "closes": "23:59"
  },
  {
    "@type": "OpeningHoursSpecification",
    "dayOfWeek": "Sunday",
    "opens": "00:00",
    "closes": "00:00"
  }
]
Seasonal hours

Use both the validFrom and validThrough properties to define seasonal hours. This example shows a business closed for winter holidays.

"openingHoursSpecification": {
  "@type": "OpeningHoursSpecification",
  "opens": "00:00",
  "closes": "00:00",
  "validFrom": "2015-12-23",
  "validThrough": "2016-01-05"
}

Multiple departments

For a business with departments, each with its own distinct properties such as opening hours or telephone numbers, you can mark up the department property with an element for each department. Define properties that differ from the main store individually in each respective department element.

Guidelines

You must follow these guidelines to be eligible to appear in Local Business rich results.

Structured data type definitions

The following tables list properties and usage for local business and business action types, based on the full definitions at schema.org/LocalBusiness.

You must include the required properties for your content to be eligible for display as a rich result. You can also include the recommended properties to add more information about your content, which could provide a better user experience.

LocalBusiness

The full definition of LocalBusiness is available at schema.org/LocalBusiness. Define each local business location as a LocalBusiness type. Use the most specific LocalBusiness sub-type possible; for example, Restaurant, DaySpa, HealthClub, and so on.

Required properties
@id

URL

Globally unique ID of the specific business location in the form of a URL. The ID should be stable and unchanging over time. Google Search treats the URL as an opaque string and it does not have to be a working link. If the business has multiple locations, make sure the @id is unique for each location.

address

PostalAddress

The physical location of the business. Include as many properties as possible. The more properties you provide, the higher quality the result is to users. For example:

"address": {
  "@type": "PostalAddress",
  "streetAddress": "148 W 51st St",
  "addressLocality": "New York",
  "addressRegion": "NY",
  "postalCode": "10019",
  "addressCountry": "US"
}
name

Text

The name of the business.

Recommended properties
aggregateRating

AggregateRating

The average rating of the local business based on multiple ratings or reviews. Follow the Review snippet guidelines and the list of required and recommended aggregate rating properties.

department

LocalBusiness

A nested item for a single department. You can define any of the properties in this table for a department.

Additional guidelines:

  • Include the store name with the department name in the following format: {store name} {department name}. For example, gMart and gMart Pharmacy.
  • If the department name is explicitly branded, specify a department name by itself. For example: Best Buy and Geek Squad.
geo

GeoCoordinates

Geographic coordinates of the business.

geo.latitude

Number

The latitude of the business location. The precision should be at least 5 decimal places.

geo.longitude

Number

The longitude of the business location. The precision should be at least 5 decimal places.

menu

URL

For food establishments, the fully-qualified URL of the menu.

openingHoursSpecification

Array or single object (both supported) of OpeningHoursSpecification

Hours during which the business location is open.

openingHoursSpecification.closes

Time

The time the business location closes, in hh:mm:ss format.

openingHoursSpecification.dayOfWeek

Text

One or more of the following:

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
openingHoursSpecification.opens

Time

The time the business location opens, in hh:mm:ss format.

openingHoursSpecification.validFrom

Date

The start date of a seasonal business closure, in YYYY-MM-DD format.

openingHoursSpecification.validThrough

Date

The end date of a seasonal business closure, in YYYY-MM-DD format.

review

Review

A review of the local business. Follow the Review snippet guidelines and the list of required and recommended review properties.

servesCuisine

servesCuisine

The type of cuisine the restaurant serves.

telephone

Text

A business phone number meant to be the primary contact method for customers. Be sure to include the country code and area code in the phone number.

url

URL

The fully-qualified URL of the specific business location. Unlike the @id property, this URL property should be a working link.

If you have multiple restaurants listed on your site, and you want them to be eligible for a host carousel, add the Carousel object. In addition to the standard Carousel properties, define the following properties in your Carousel object. While carousel properties aren't required, you must add the following properties if you want your restaurant list to be eligible for a host carousel.

Required properties
image

Repeated URL or ImageObject

One or more images of the restaurant.

Additional image guidelines:

  • Every page must contain at least one image (whether or not you include markup). Google will pick the best image to display in Search results based on the aspect ratio and resolution.
  • Image URLs must be crawlable and indexable.
  • Images must represent the marked up content.
  • Images must be in .jpg, .png, or. gif format.
  • For best results, provide multiple high-resolution images (minimum of 50K pixels when multiplying width and height) with the following aspect ratios: 16x9, 4x3, and 1x1.

For example:

"image": [
  "https://example.com/photos/1x1/photo.jpg",
  "https://example.com/photos/4x3/photo.jpg",
  "https://example.com/photos/16x9/photo.jpg"
]
name

Text

The name of the restaurant.

Recommended properties
address

PostalAddress

The physical location of the business. Include as many properties as possible. The more properties you provide, the higher quality the result is to users. For example:

"address": {
  "@type": "PostalAddress",
  "streetAddress": "148 W 51st St",
  "addressLocality": "New York",
  "addressRegion": "NY",
  "postalCode": "10019",
  "addressCountry": "US"
}
servesCuisine

servesCuisine

The type of cuisine the restaurant serves.