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Wrong Business showing when googling my company

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Hi all, when i google my business at www.google.nl i get my company listed on top, but on the side another business is shown. Why?

Here's the sample:

Wapshop is shown as business, not Wapwinkel.Wapshop is shown as business, not Wapwinkel.

 

Business name: Wapwinkel

Current adress: Oranjestraat 139, 5126 BN Gilze
Telephone: 0031840030901

Google+ URL: https://plus.google.com/u/2/103006696015861945818

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Wrong Business showing when googling my company

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It's getting more strange... When is search for wapshop i get my own business (wapwinkel)

Wrong Business showing when googling my company

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its because your search query is to sparse.

I get you for "Wapwinkel in Gilze" or for "Farmaceutisch bedrijf in Gilze"

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

Wrong Business showing when googling my company

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thnx Helmut. How to fix this?

Wrong Business showing when googling my company

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my dutch isn't that good despite of the fact part of my famely speeks Netherlands

What means litterally "wapwinkel"

What kind of stuff sells this shop?

And whay should I found you not adding the city/town Gilze?

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

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Let's turn it the other way: why is google showing a store (wapshop) on the other end of our country when people search for my store?

 

Wrong Business showing when googling my company

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this is good question from a theorical point of view. But not a good question from a practical point of view.

 

Neverthless two remarks:

 

1# I'm not a googler and don't have any insights about how their algos work.

2# many people mistakenly belive th search results for a certain search query dependes on the entered keywords only.

This is a great misunderstanding!

The result depends on the asking user, his searching history, his actual and previous locations and  all waht Google knows already about the user and little bit it also depends on the entered search string.

Lets make a test: what do you get on this query?

Or this other one:

All I will decover you in advance:

I have been there a while ago and you very likely not.  

 

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

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I really worry about a competitor showing up as a business when people search on my name. This is confusing for the end user!

here are the results of the test you asked:

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@Klantenservice W

 

apparently "waldwirtschaft" is a very unique name - so you got the same restaurant as I visited.a month ago

But searching for "12 Apostel" I get it different compared to you 

Screenshot 2016-11-25 at 17.40.38.png

 

this difference of results if searching by several users gives us an mpression how difficult it is to understand such different results.

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