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    Duplicate Embedded Name on Mapmaker

    I just noticed something odd on Mapmaker. This business has their business name written twice on the map (over top of each other). I've never seen this before. I'm wondering what it means...
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    Re: Duplicate Embedded Name on Mapmaker

    Quote Originally Posted by JoyHawkins View Post
    I'm wondering what it means...
    Google really, really, likes them, likes them???

    Sorry no clue. With issues like this though if you also provide a direct link it's helpful. If there's a link I can easily click to zoom in/out, view history - then I usually will. But if I have to hunt around to try to find it, it's a few extra steps for my carpal and if busy, I may not get around to digging further.
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    Re: Duplicate Embedded Name on Mapmaker

    Quote Originally Posted by JoyHawkins View Post
    I just noticed something odd on Mapmaker. This business has their business name written twice on the map (over top of each other). I've never seen this before. I'm wondering what it means...
    I think I have seen a duplicate name appear after making an edit to a Map Maker listing. Haven't looked into it in much detail but definitely believe it is a result of making certain edits.
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    Re: Duplicate Embedded Name on Mapmaker

    Google Map Maker - there's the link

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    Re: Duplicate Embedded Name on Mapmaker

    My guess is that once the pending edit is approved it will go back to 1 embedded name.

    Hopefully Andrew or Gregg can share some wisdom on this

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    Joy, do you recall if there were two names before you made your edit on Map Maker?
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    Re: Duplicate Embedded Name on Mapmaker

    Thanks for link Joy. Ya just looks like sort of a temporary glitch to me. But not real sure.
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    Re: Duplicate Embedded Name on Mapmaker

    Quote Originally Posted by JoyHawkins View Post
    Google Map Maker - there's the link
    Quote Originally Posted by Colan Nielsen View Post
    My guess is that once the pending edit is approved it will go back to 1 embedded name.

    Hopefully Andrew or Gregg can share some wisdom on this

    ---------- Post Merged at 02:55 PM ---------- Previous Post was at 02:54 PM ----------

    Joy, do you recall if there were two names before you made your edit on Map Maker?
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    Thanks for link Joy. Ya just looks like sort of a temporary glitch to me. But not real sure.
    Colan and Linda had it right. Its a rendering thing, the feature under edit will show off-set with the Primary name of the feature. Since the Primary name wasn't being edited it shows up twice, so not a duplicate. Occasionally even if a feature doesn't have a pending edit an old name, icon, old road, etc will show. This is what we call a "Ghost" feature and can't be corrected by the typical Maps/GMM/Places teams as the Rendering people are a different animal.

    I approved the deletion of the toll-free number and added it back in the order the numbers are listed on the website. The first "phone" (maybe Mobile too?) number is the one that should show up in the SERPs.

    The categories needed culling as they're were a bunch and didn't match the drop-down. I also relocated the feature, added a parking lot and a building feature for the location to make it more visually attractive and hopefully route people down the road.

    I am curious, thinking now, if the physical street address for the business is actually 915 25th Street Northwest, Cleveland, Tennessee because it looks like the building is off of Old 25th Street Northwest. I left it for now since I wasn't able to find anything conclusive.

    Interested in seeing if the order of the numbers in the GMM feature dictates which number is displayed in the SERPs/InfoBox or if there are other metrics/rules.

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    Re: Duplicate Embedded Name on Mapmaker

    So far from what I'm seeing, the order is influencing what is showing in the SERPs because business owners are complaining all over the place that the wrong phone #s are showing on Google at the moment.

    Here's another one I found that is pending and has that duplicate title thingy on the map - Google Map Maker

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    Re: Duplicate Embedded Name on Mapmaker

    So weird Joy and ya the phone # problem is pretty knarly!
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    Re: Duplicate Embedded Name on Mapmaker

    I came across a similar issue. Google+ Local listing only displays the toll-free number and that is what Map Maker has listed first. I made an edit so that the main phone number is listed first.

    Once it's approved I will report back whether or not it fixed the problem.

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