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placeid issue for a certain business

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Hi @Terry W

I came across this issue about not getting a placeid for a business in a thread of user @Lee H  in here: 

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He is complaining about not getting the place_id if using the hints of  and therein  the linked Google Places API place-id finder  for his business "Zulu Creative" at "33 Knighton Rd Birmingham, West Midlands B74 4NX UK" (G+ URL is


Investigating Lee's issue  I also failed to get the place_id for his business.

Not sure why it fails but it failed.



My only guess is about a address/location discrepancy:


The marker for "Zulu Creative" is pinpointed at 52.597255,-1.854223 

But this coordinates are on GMaps not for 

"33 Knighton Rd Birmingham, West Midlands B74 4NX UK" but for 

"32 Knighton Rd  Sutton Coldfield B74 4NX, UK" instead.
This is the only strange matter I was able to identify.
Can you dear Terry please shed some light on why we don't get for his bsuiness the place_id ?
Thanks in advance


reference to a post at stackoverflow

Helmut Geissler, Google My Business Top Contributor   |  my G+ profile
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Re: placeid issue for a certain business

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Google Employee

Hi @Helmut Geissler,


This issue is related to Google Places API, please find support on the Google Places API Community and Support page.



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