Google Maps May Be Missing Your Business Information

Sep 21, 2012 • 8:39 am | comments (4) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Maps

Google Places LogoAll the complaints about Apple Maps with iOS 6 one might forget how many issues Google Maps has had over the years and how many issues Google Maps has today. We probably spot three or so bugs per week, of which many, never get resolved.

Google Maps has had its share of major issues, like sending people to the wrong emergency room and many many more cases.

That being said, Jade Wang from Google posted yet another bug they are looking to resolve. She posted this in the Google Places Help forum. The bug may result in your business listing missing it's phone number, web site address and business description. Jade wrote:

Seeing some reports of phone numbers, websites, or descriptions missing. The team's looking into it. This would have happened within the past 5 days or so.

You can post your examples below. I'll come back with an update when I've got one.

I strongly recommend you check out your Google Maps profile and make sure it is okay. If not, feel free to complain in the Google Maps forum.

Forum discussion at Google Places Help.

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Webstats Art

09/21/2012 01:26 pm

Google maps is a way for Google to allow competitors advertising on pages that contain their business address and details. Businessmen don't want this. Lets hope that Apple does not fall to the same level of advertising desperation


09/21/2012 02:37 pm

for the past week, our place page has been producing a 400 error when "more info" is clicked... Not only that but our target keywords are being overrun by place results bumping us out of first page blah

Jack Cassedy

09/21/2012 08:01 pm

Let me tell you about my gripe with Google Maps/Google+ Local/formerly Google Places. They have switched our reviews over to a duplicate account that one of our agents created years ago that has the agents name associated with it. I've let them know about the issue through every possible outlet: sending feedback, letting them know the page is a duplicate when clicking to edit the details (when not signed in), telling them on the "Google+" Google+ page, telling them on the "Google+ Your Business" Google+ page. They just won't do anything... it's been at least 2 months and I've been consistently letting them know. Ridiculous.


09/22/2012 12:29 am

The thing about Google maps though is if you see any incorrect information you can fix it yourself. It does usually take a few weeks for your edit to be reviewed, but I don't believe I've made an edit yet that was never fixed:

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