Method 5: Google Maps (From the URL of the address search)
Result 5: 33.65276380000005,-117.71788720000002
Method 6: Google Earth (Export KLM from location address)
Result 6: 33.652764,-117.717887
Method 7: Google Earth (Search for Business Name then properties)
Result 7: 33.652671,-117.717932
Here are my questions:
My big question is are any of these bad to use?
Is there a preferred method that Google wants for NAP/Local Search?
Does it really matter which one as long as you are consistent in KLM file and microdata onsite?
Any other places that latitude and longitude should be used?
One of the reason I like it, is after it gives you LL there is link to check it on G maps.
But here is the key, whatever tool you use, just be sure to double check on G maps 1st to be sure it resolves right on maps. Just feed the full LL right into map search and be sure it spits out the correct address.
So for example the LL in your result #7 is off. Does not take you to 14 Hughes but to 12 Hughes. http://goo.gl/maps/9tEpt. I think that's cuz you mapped from the location of the listing which you can't do because the marker may be off.
Method 4 - that Wiki article is missing a couple steps so that won't normally give you accurate LL.
Safer, no don't think so. I think as long and LL resolves to that address it's OK.
I mean in this particular case sure I'd go ahead and use that one as long as we discovered that issue. But normally I'd just go with the 1st one you try from whatever tool you use - as long as it resolves when you test it.
But that particular method of getting it is tricky and they are missing a step in the directions. When I do it per their instructions I get 18 Hughes, not 14 Hughes.
And in general LL is tricky, there can be several that resolve for the same address.
Then on the other hand some addresses never do, no matter what. Best you can get is a LL that resolves to a range like 12 - 28 Hughes. You just can't get a LL that goes to 14.
Still really puzzled about why that one LL surfaces more businesses than even a direct search of the address does.
Sorry should have said 12 - 28 Main St, so not confusing. Was using 12 - 28 Hughes as a pretend example of what sometimes happens. You are good with that one.
I'm saying sometimes you'll get a range like that and no matter what tool you use you can't get the exact LL. So if that happens and you just can't get it right, I'd just use whatever LL zeros in the best.
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