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    Ranking Puzzle: What Happened Here?

    I thought it would be fun to do a puzzle! I came across one recently that someone asked me about and thought it would be a great example.

    Question: This listing was verified but recently became unverified and disappeared from Maps. What happened?

    https://plus.google.com/+KingDavidPizzaVaughan/about

    Also post how long it took you to solve.

    (There is a correct answer here)
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    Re: Ranking Puzzle: What Happened Here?

    YAY Joy! I love ranking puzzles.

    Don't have time to look right now but I hope some other pros will jump in and play with you!
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    Re: Ranking Puzzle: What Happened Here?

    Joy,

    Is it an address issue? In the G+ page, this is in the address area: York Regional Municipality

    Yet when I enter the complete address found in the G+ page into Google Maps, the default address is missing the "York Regional Municipality" part...

    I'm not all that familiar with Canadian address structures so this may not be the issue...

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    Re: Ranking Puzzle: What Happened Here?

    The "Story" on the GMB page describes all three locations with street names, neighborhoods, nearby businesses, etc. The "Categories" include pizza, kosher grocery, middle eastern restaurant, etc.

    Due to overzealous localized storytelling and excessive categories, this is no longer a Local page for one location. It appears Google has flipped this to a Brand page to allow for its inclusion of all three locations.
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    Re: Ranking Puzzle: What Happened Here?

    I believe it's the address. Their website shows 11 Disera Drive, Unit 130 Thornhill, ON L4J 0A7. Took me 4 minutes. I'm hungry now after looking at food!
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    Re: Ranking Puzzle: What Happened Here?

    This makes more sense than what I thought.

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    D'oh! No surprise -- I'm always overthinking things.
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    Re: Ranking Puzzle: What Happened Here?

    I do see in the address now, it says "York Regional Municipality" which does not match the website. Alas, that's international trickery. I am a narrow-minded American and that address seemed fine to me.

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    Re: Ranking Puzzle: What Happened Here?

    Now that I looked into it more, I believe that "theitsage" got it right.

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    Re: Ranking Puzzle: What Happened Here?

    So far no one has it right
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