How to add Geo Tags on WordPress website

Geo Tags are becoming important (it is stated that Bing is using these tags).These tags helps the search engine to identify your location and which in turn helps them to list your website in search results.For example let your website location is mentioned as Varanasi (one of the oldest city in world located in India) then searches made from the area near Varanasi will be termed as local searches relative to your website location.Now the search engine knows that your website is near to the search requests so it will list your website higher in the search results.This will increase traffic to your site.

Thus adding Geo Tags will benefit your site (it will not harm it anyways).To add these tags to your WordPress blog follow below steps

  • Create your tags using Geo Tag generator or generate geo tag
  • Copy the generated tags
  • log into your wordpress website as administrator
  • Go to Appearance — > Editor option of wordpress dashboard
  • Open the header.php file in the editor
  • Search for below line of code in your header.php file.Every wordpress theme has
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />
  • paste the tags you copied after the line shown above
  • So your final code should look as shown below.Your tags will be slightly different (these are my tags so don’t place these on your website)
<meta name="geo.placename" content="Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India" />
<meta name="geo.position" content="25.317645;82.973914" />
<meta name="geo.region" content="IN-UP" />
<meta name="ICBM" content="25.317645, 82.973914" />
  • Validate the tags you just added using the geo tag validator.If you are using caching plugins like W3 total cache or WP Super Cache then clear the cache before validating the website using the validator.If the code is invalid then regenerate it using the generator as stated above.
  • If you are facing any issue in the validator step then feel free to contact me using the contact form.
  • See your site getting listed higher in local search engine results

20 thoughts on “How to add Geo Tags on WordPress website

  1. Azubuike S. Ikedionu

    Thanks, I have seen it, just that I prefer adsense to any other ads.

  2. Udinra via Facebook

    The name is adsense alternative but adsense mobile ad format will work…you can download it form wordpress and read the instruction on plugin page

  3. Udinra via Facebook

    The name is adsense alternative but adsense mobile ad format will work…you can download it form wordpress and read the instruction on plugin page

  4. The name is adsense alternative but adsense mobile ad format will work…you can download it form wordpress and read the instruction on plugin page

  5. Azubuike S. Ikedionu via Facebook

    Thanks, I have installed and activated it.
    But when I placed the adsense mobile text ad, instead of the ad to show on the site, it was the codes I placed that was showing below my site content (footer area)
    i can’t say if the issue is with my mobile theme or what.

    I use wordpress mobile edition theme with carrington mobile plugin for that.

  6. Azubuike S. Ikedionu

    Thanks, I have installed and activated it.
    But when I placed the adsense mobile text ad, instead of the ad to show on the site, it was the codes I placed that was showing below my site content (footer area)
    i can’t say if the issue is with my mobile theme or what.

    I use wordpress mobile edition theme with carrington mobile plugin for that.

  7. Udinra via Facebook

    no it does not seem to be theme issue.the code you copied is php code (means google mobile ad unit not mobile banner code from adsense for content)..that’s why it is not working properly.currently plugin works with javascript ad code.I will try to add this feature when free

  8. no it does not seem to be theme issue.the code you copied is php code (means google mobile ad unit not mobile banner code from adsense for content)..that’s why it is not working properly.currently plugin works with javascript ad code.I will try to add this feature when free

  9. Thanks for the detail and easy-to-follow instructions. Added my GEo tags successfully. You rock!

    • Good to know it helped you

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