Update: Also see my follow up post on US / UK map issues.
There have been complaints about irrelevant US examples filling up the results in Google UK.
Now Google’s started adding maps of the USA to UK-based companies in its results. Here are two examples – both .com domains three examples (affecting .com and .co.uks).
I think Matt Cutts completely missed the point in his video explaining .com sites and UK results. (And apologies to Dave Naylor whose post about this I actually commented on 2 months ago but completely forgot I’d seen!)
Kent is not in New Jersey
Search Google for Downham tackle and you get this result half way down the page (via Richard Vaughan). It’s a UK-based directory of bait shops in Kent, with a map of Piscataway in New Jersey next to it.
Somerset is not in Maine
Search Google for Air Control Industries and aircontrolindustries.com comes first. It’s a Somerset-based company – but Google has included a link to a map of Windsor in Maine, USA. (via Thomas Hallett)
Pennsylvania is not near Birmingham
Search Google for ‘cottage hire birmingham’ the first result – a UK-based directory of Midlands villas – includes a map of Bethlehem Pennsylvania next to it. It’s not clear what this has to do with ‘cottage hire birmingham‘ (link to original post).
All a bit odd. And rubbish.
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