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Google places showing my business in the water

Wrong address in map, right addres in Dashboard

   
5:42 pm on Jun 26, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I was sadly surprised to see my business on the map, literally on the water, at the middle of a lake. In map, result is showing in fact a wrong street as my address. But the most confusing is when I go to dashboard to edit the "wrong" address, is ok there. So I'm not who's indicating the address wrong, but in map, shows wrong, so I don't know what to fix...

Apparently the street appears in map as "of the NAME" instead just "NAME" as it is in fact called daily. But making that simple change means to wait again to get a new pin.

That should fix it. Anybody have a similar experience?
12:26 am on Jun 27, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Analogous maybe: when asked to give directions, Google maps (the regular civilian version) starts me about half a mile away because they insist on using West Mystreet Ave. instead of the correct (no modifier) Mystreet Ave.

Anyone do business in the part of Manhattan where both directions are numbered, distinguished only by Street vs. Avenue? That's the first place I'd look for the classic "They've put my business in the middle of the East River!"
5:50 pm on Jul 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I still don't get the pin, but hope modifying to "correct" name fix it.
7:09 pm on Jul 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Yeah, I know what you mean.
It's not easy to get to appear, but, you actually move the pin on the thumbnail map. It didn't seem to appear the first two times I tried, but it did appear after I messed with the zoom on thr map.

It's very beta, imho.

HTH
4:04 pm on Sep 27, 2012 (gmt 0)

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One of my users posted a REALLY crazy example.

He came to the forum to ask for help because his client was suddenly nowhere to be found.

When he logged into the dashboard to try to figure out what was wrong, he saw the map in the dashboard was blue. ODD. He kept zooming map out til he found land. Then discovered the map marker for his US client was in the middle of the ocean OFF AFRICA.

Turns out the problem was that the client had suite on line 1. (And guidelines now say you MUST put it on line 2). He moved suite to line 2 and his map marker popped right into place.

Weird huh?

Agree with engine, it's all so beta. I pity the poor SMBs trying to figure this stuff out on their own.

Linda Buquet
4:12 pm on Sep 27, 2012 (gmt 0)

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<<< Taking notes here in case I ever get a pirate as a client, I'll know how to get his boat into google places >>>
5:52 pm on Sep 27, 2012 (gmt 0)

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LOL SevenCubed!

If his boat is named 'LocalBeta' should be pretty easy to get it ranked! ;-)

Linda
9:56 pm on Sep 27, 2012 (gmt 0)

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you can submit location edits using Google Map Maker:
http://www.google.com/mapmaker [google.com]