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Google Places Misplaces Jamaica and the Rest of the Caribbean

November 18th, 2010
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Even though it appears that GOOG has a database of Jamaican and other nearby island businesses, you can’t add new ones.

And it’s not just the Caribbean. If you try to submit a business to Google Places for any of the following countries you will not be able to. So if you are thinking of starting that Local SEO shop in Somalia, you may want to rethink your strategy mon:

Albania
Algeria
Antigua and Barbuda
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bahamas, The
Bahrain
Barbados
Belarus
Benin
Bolivia
Bonaire
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Burkina Faso
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Caribbean YP
Colombia
Comoros
Costa Rica
Cuba
Cyprus
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Georgia
Grenada
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Iran
Iraq
Jamaica
Jordan
Kiribati
Korea, North
Kuwait
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Mali
Marshall Islands
Micronesia
Moldova
Monaco
Montenegro
Morocco
Nauru
Nicaragua
Niger
Oman
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Qatar
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
San Marino
Somalia
Sudan
Suriname
Swaziland
Syria
Timor-Leste (East Timor)
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Tuvalu
Uruguay
Vatican City
Venezuela
Yemen
Abkhazia
Nagorno-Karabakh
Northern Cyprus
Pridnestrovie (Transnistria)
Somaliland
South Ossetia
Ashmore and Cartier Islands
Christmas Island
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Coral Sea Islands
Heard Island and McDonald Islands
Norfolk Island
Mayotte
Saint Barthelemy
Saint Martin
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Wallis and Futuna
French Southern and Antarctic Lands
Clipperton Island
Bouvet Island
Cook Islands
Niue
Tokelau
Guernsey
Isle of Man
Jersey
Anguilla
Bermuda
British Indian Ocean Territory
British Sovereign Base Areas
British Virgin Islands
Cayman Islands
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
Gibraltar
Montserrat
Pitcairn Islands
Saint Helena
South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands
Turks and Caicos Islands
Puerto Rico
American Samoa
Baker Island
Howland Island
Jarvis Island
Johnston Atoll
Kingman Reef
Midway Islands
Navassa Island
Palmyra Atoll
U.S. Virgin Islands
Wake Island
Faroe Islands
Greenland
French Guiana
Guadeloupe
Martinique
Reunion
Aland
Aruba
Netherlands Antilles
Svalbard
Ascension
Tristan da Cunha
Australian Antarctic Territory
Ross Dependency
Peter I Island
Queen Maud Land
British Antarctic Territory


Tags: Google · Google Local Business Center · Google Maps · Google Place Pages · Google Place Search

9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Andrew Shotland

    Just realized Vatican City was on the list. Goes to show you even the big guy can’t help you when you are shut out of Google.

  • 2 Tom Lambert

    Very interesting find…I wonder how long that will last now that it’s been outed ;D. How did you even go about figuring that out?! haha

  • 3 Andrew Shotland

    A reader noticed it for one country so I ran it against the list of all the countries in the world.

  • 4 Dave

    I’ve been trying to add a listing for Reunion. Guess Google doesn’t like small islands.

  • 5 Location Gite a la Reunion

    Same for la Reunion, can’t had a place … but if you search on google you will see a lot of business listed the google map … meaning there should be a way to do it !!

  • 6 Ryan

    Google Places also populates some of its results from other sources.. meaning there may not be a direct way to list your Caribbean business through Google Places, but possibly by listing it elsewhere, Google may use it in its Places results. So I am trying to find out what these other listing sites/sources might be.. If anyone knows please let me know, too!

    Cheers

  • 7 eli fuller

    Ryan, has a good comment and I notice that for Antigua one or two tripadvisor.com listings made it on to the map. How the hell do i get my biz on there? This is a pain in the you know what. Anyway, thanks for confirming what i had figured out today.

  • 8 Wabber

    I wish google would just group some of the Caribbean islands into a lump (e.g. Caricom) and allow people to list their businesses.. Trinidad may be small but the service is much needed!

  • 9 lili

    am confuse can`t find st.lucia

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