Google, Heads Up, Ireland Is Not New Zealand

Oct 15, 2009 • 8:33 am | comments (11) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine
 

Search for Google Ireland in Google and you will notice that Google does not return Google.ie but rather returns Google.co.nz.

Someone should send Google a memo that Ireland is not the same place as New Zealand.

Here is a picture:

Google Ireland is Google New Zealand

Ireland is only about 12,000 miles away from New Zealand.

Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help & Google Webmaster Help.

Update: This is not just Google Ireland, but also Google Egypt and other properties where Google thinks they are all New Zealand.

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Comments:

Matthew

10/15/2009 01:39 pm

UK result always have Australian in them too. Who ever does the memo include this too. :)

gabs

10/15/2009 02:21 pm

Same old crap Geo-settings... Google should PUT them back to what it was before... ggggggggrrrrrrrr

Colin

10/15/2009 02:31 pm

Maybe they should pay an SEO company to optimise their site for "Google Ireland". I can see it isn't in the title tags or on the page... hehe

WebSonic

10/15/2009 05:54 pm

Even South Africa: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=safari&rls=en&ei=v2HXSrP4L5LS-Qbvr9nzBQ&sa=X&oi=spell&resnum=0&ct=result&cd=1&ved=0CAoQBSgA&q=google+south+africa&spell=1

WebSonic

10/15/2009 06:01 pm

Search for Google Argentina and you will get Google Brazil on top :-).

Bryan

10/15/2009 06:05 pm

As an Irish man, I am outraged!! Although, New Zealand is pretty similar to Ireland in terms of the lay of the land!! Figure it out Google!

Simon Hardie

10/15/2009 08:49 pm

Wonder how annoyed the Aussies will be when Google returns NZ for "Google Australia"?

Kalena

10/16/2009 05:28 am

What a classic! But I know what this is. It's because AdWords advertisers in New Zealand are all billed by Google Ireland. So this is Google's way of saying thank you :-)

Pablo

10/18/2009 07:28 am

Leave the guys alone, they are learning the business (?) :P

No Name

10/23/2009 10:00 am

I think Google has some problems. But it is shame for Google. Newxeland is small but not as much as google did. THey have to remove the fault.

No Name

10/23/2009 10:01 am

I think Google has some problems. But it is shame for Google. Newxeland is small but not as much as google did. THey have to remove the fault.

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