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hcard seems to be rather important for local search can youhave too many hcard?

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  1. Bostoncab

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    hcard seems to be rather important for local search can youhave too many hcard?


    so for my main business i have a page for every city in My service area. Hcard seems to be very important to google these days. Why else would they encourage it inside webmaster tools?


    I was thinking of putting an hcard on every single page but I was thinking of making the hcard specific for each city? Would that make each page rank higher for that city or would all the conflicting hcards piss off google and drop me somehow?


    Also the online hcard creators are not all that great. Does someone have a good hcard html format they can share? Is there another microformat that is wicked important for local search?


    Let's discuss and learn..
     
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    Id never heard if hcard

    so i did some research

    Here's example I found
    Just swap out your information

    Here are the Wikimedia Foundation's contact details as of 2010-10-28, as a live hCard:
    Wikimedia Foundation Inc.
    149 New Montgomery Street, 3rd Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94105
    USA

    Phone: +1-415-839-6885
    Email: info@wikimedia.org
    Fax: +1-415-882-0495

    The mark-up (wrapped for clarity) used is:
    <div class="vcard">
    <div class="fn org">Wikimedia Foundation Inc.</div>
    <div class="adr">
    <div class="street-address">149 New Montgomery Street, 3rd Floor</div>
    <div> <span class="locality">San Francisco</span>, <abbr class="region" title="California">CA</abbr> <span class="postal-code">94105</span></div>
    <div class="country-name">USA</div>
    </div>
    <div>Phone: <span class="tel">+1-415-839-6885</span></div>
    <div>Email: <span class="email">info@wikimedia.org</span></div>
    <div>
    <span class="tel"><span class="type">Fax</span>:
    <span class="value">+1-415-882-0495</span></span>
    </div>
    </div>


    Note that, in this example, the fn and org properties are combined on one element, indicating that this is the hCard for an organization, not a person.
     
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    I see google are now putting this in search
    This is great for local businesses

    Thanks and Rep of for bringing this to my attention
     
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    I'll be using this micro format as well, and just css the divs.
     
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    What do you think about multiple hcard with conflicting info on the same site though? also I am looking for an hcard format that takes up as small of page space as possible. What other microformats are wicked important to Fat Matt these days?
     
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    No one else has anything to add to this discussion? There has to be something to say. No?