Google Maps LBC Word filter bars XXX business name?

Our formal business name is Blumenthals.com but the Local Business Center does not allow the use of a web url in the business name field. I didn’t worry too much about it other than to be slightly annoyed. It has forced me to address what a business name should look like in the age of Local search.

However this business poster in the Maps for Business Group definitely has an issue:

TOPIC: Google won’t accept our business name, which is a pet store called
Pussy & Pooch
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Date: Tues, Jul 29 2008 11:41 am
From: “P&P”

Our downtown Los Angeles pet store is called “Pussy & Pooch”. Unfortunately Google Maps isn’t allowing us to use the word ‘Pussy’. Our business is not adult oriented in any way. There doesn’t seem to be a way to contact Google Maps directly about this.

Does anyone know a way to contact Google Maps directly? Thanks!

This might be one of those situation where an internet DBA would be appropriate. And just what exactly is a Pooch? I am anxiously waiting to see Map Guide Jen’s response.
 

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4 thoughts on “Google Maps LBC Word filter bars XXX business name?”

  1. It seems to have been a policy change somewhere along the line….we were able to enter .com originally but are no longer able to do so…our other location still has the .com in its name.

    Mike

  2. Hi Martijn

    Difficult for me to explain my somewhat twisted sense of humor. :) The locals know but when it is out on the internet, would the not so random searcher know?

    Mike

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