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Hi there,

 

I am trying to verify and place our businesses on Google. I have a number of verified businesses but I am having trouble with one, and there may be more with this same issue.

 

I live in a community named Conne River.

 

So far I have Conne River Outfitting and Conne River Garage verified and working fine.

I just verified Conne River Gas Bar and am now, after verification, getting an error.

2017 03 27 Conne River Gas Bar verification.PNG

When I try to resolve the error the name of the business is highlighted in red on the "Location Details" page. The error is 'The term 'conne' is not allowed.:Conne River Gas Bar'

 

Any thoughts?

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I haven’t found a solution. Our community is named Conne River and many of
our business names include Conne. Conne is unacceptable in the Google
Business Listings… sometimes.



The current one I am having an issue with is Conne River Gas Bar.



René Jeddore

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Hi Rene,

 

Thanks for the update and additional information. 

 

When I do some searches on Google, I see: Miawpukek Mi'kamawey Mawi'omi is a First Nation Reserve located at Conne River, Newfoundland... and this comes up rather strong. Have you considered using something that aligns with this wording? 

 

  • Miawpukek Mi'kamawey Mawi'omi canoeing. 
  • Miawpukek Mi'kamawey Mawi'omi rivercamp.
  • Miawpukek Mi'kamawey Mawi'omi guides.
  • Miawpukek Mi'kamawey Mawi'omi tours.
  • Miawpukek Mi'kamawey Mawi'omi tour guides.

 

I hope this message finds you well.

 

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James

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An existing business with an existing name which has been in operation
for years is not about to have its name changed. I sort of feel it would
just be simpler for Google to allow us to use the word Conne, especially
since that is the name of the community.

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Hi Rene,

 

I do agree... and did not realize it was an established business of many years. Let's see if we can't get some additional help and get the name cleared. 

 

@JoyHawkins, could you help me with this? Are we able to escalate this and get the name cleared for use? I am not sure why the name Conne is not acceptable for us and am hoping you can resolve this for Rene. 

 

Thanks,

 

James

 

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I can tell you why. My first hit on Google was this...
https://offqc.com/tag/conne/

This has been frustrating me for so long. Even addresses sometimes get
rejected by Google as our town is Conne River.

I wonder, is "Idiot" banned as a part of a business name?? :)


Rene

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Hi Rene,

 

Thanks for the reply and helping me understand the Conne issue. Also, I am not aware of Idiot being banned as a business name... but I wasn't with Conne, either. 

 

Let's give Joy some time to review and reply. I am sure she will have something valuable to add. 

 

All the Best,

 

James 

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Hey Rene,

 

Sorry for the delay. I was traveling last week and am trying to get caught up.

 

I'll bring this up to Google and see if they can correct it for you.


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Actually, I'm seeing it as fixed already. Did you get this resolved or did you still need assistance?

 

https://goo.gl/maps/gHoarYcVPCK2


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