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NEW Bug found > GMB > Post Events > Share Link Broken

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Hi all,

 

Appreciate that new functions are still rolling out.

NB. To anyone using events. Share links in posts inside the knowledge graph are broken - seems to be something wrong with Google's DNS not resolving?

 

Please can someone in the know point this out to them Google Dev guys?

(These guys should really hire me as a Beta tester!)

 

Screenshots:

 

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Specific share link example: 

https://search.google.co.uk/local/posts?q=Xercise4Less+Leeds&ludocid=18252305985498522868&lpsid=4222...

 

 

 

Xercise4Less Leeds Gym

1, Kirkstall Industrial Estate, Kirkstall Rd, Burley, Leeds LS4 2AZ
 
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NEW Bug found > GMB > Events > Share > Share Link Broken

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Selfish but important quick bump. Apologies - my own fault for answering too many others questions straight after posting. We need Google Devs eyes on this though...

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@Ed Y

I always hesitate to escalate any supposed bugs without trying to replicate them.

So I tried searching for "Kirkstall Industrial Estate, Kirkstall Rd, Burley, Leeds LS4 2AZ" getting this knowledge panel and bottom of it two of your posts:

screenshot-www.google.com 2017-06-26 12-13-52.png

 

Clcking then the event relate post IK get the below:

 

Screenshot 2017-06-26 at 16.03.37.png

 

Clicking over there the sharing icon (top right) i get this view (similar to your view)

Screenshot 2017-06-26 at 16.07.10.png

 

clicking the bottom link gives me 

https://search.google.com/local/posts?q=Xercise4Less+Leeds&ludocid=18252305985498522868&lpsid=572199...

 

and this linked indeed to the post again.

 

Please elaborate your supposed bug bit more 

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How bizarre!?

It works for me when I click your link. Not sure why there was some weird DNS things happening. There's nothing for me to elaborate on. The screenshots I posted above was what I experienced here in the UK with Chrome browser Version 58.0.3029.110 (64-bit).

 

However as soon as I clicked 'help' on my browser - an update began to run...

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got it @Ed Y

 

Its a matter casued by the different TLDs 

 

Your URL contains google.co.uk while mine contains google.com

 

The latter URL 

https://search.google.com/local/posts?q=Xercise4Less+Leeds&ludocid=18252305985498522868&lpsid=572199...

 works

while 

your URL https://search.google.co.uk/local/posts?q=Xercise4Less+Leeds&ludocid=18252305985498522868&lpsid=5721... doesn't 

 

I meanwhil have notice a hint of n other TC reporting similare issue for links about post from Canadian business.

So we now need to add your findings to the already made escalation about Canadian broken links.

 

Thanks for insiting!

 

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Helmut Geissler, Google My Business Top Contributor   |  my G+ profile

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Yes = I updated to the new version of chrome - so this is not a issue of depracation.

It is DNS related as well you say.

They haven't populated the DNS for my part of the world yet.

Interesting to see updates roll out US > Germany > UK in quick succession - I remember it was like this order with the Panda / Penguin algorithms.

 

Thanks for helping out and listening Helmut, really appreciate

(Sorry - for identity mismatch - switching through various work accounts to get stuff done!)

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Yep @Liam D

its a very easy to replicate TLD related bug and its replicable.

What ever the shared posting links shows:

if the URL doesn't start with search.google.com/... but with any other TLD like search.google.co.uk, search.google.co.in or search.google.fr or search.google.de or search.google.com.au it will fail

 

Otherwise this offers a workaround also until they fixed the bug:

In any shared link for any post just replace the TLD to .com and you are set.

 

FMI only: this is my escalation https://goo.gl/1pNrtH

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Hi, FYI all,

 

a similar thing happened when trying to share posts on Whatsapp too:

Screenshot attached - just looks like a URL typo:

First spotted this last Wednesday so please excuse if it's been corrected already.

 

whatsapp.JPG