Understanding Google My Business & Local Search
Does Google Maps hate Advertising Agencies?
I spend way too much time looking at Maps and so I often see the “mistakes” that remind us the Google is human too. EarlPearl, the moderator of Geo Targeting Forum at SeoRefugee, pointed out to me the odd results on the search advertising agencies + localeÂ on which he wondered “What does Google Maps have against Advertising Agencies?”:
It doesn’t seem to matter which city you search on, Advertising Agencies New York or Advertising Agencies San Francisco return equally bizarre results; hotels, book stores, restaurants and museums. No agencies though. The search phrase in the singular or agencies other than advertising agencies return reasonable results.
While I doubt that Google hates advertising agencies there is more than a little irony in the error which I presume is caused by bit being switched in their tagging/category structure and not a personalty quirk.
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