Picture a poor Google engineer, locked away in his Google dungeon, having to read problem report after problem report of bad locations on Google. Boring!
Let’s brighten up his day with some funny (but accurate) problem reports! And we’ll give the funniest entry a free $15 iTunes gift card.
Google Maps has our business in the wrong location. So if a lot of people report a problem, we think we’ll have a decent chance of (finally) getting it fixed. And we can cheer up a severely bored (we assume) Google employee’s day.
The following should just take a minute or too, although that depends on how much time you need to warm up your funny bone. We and the Google engineer would greatly appreciate it.
- Go to this link
- Before you start, make sure Google still has the location wrong. If the “A” marker is still up on Covell (it should be on Memorial), keep going.
- Click on the marker labeled “A”
- Click on the “More” drop-down in the bottom right of the box that just popped up
- Click on “Report a problem”
- Select “Listing contains incorrect information or spam” (should be the first option)
- Under “What information is incorrect?” select “Marker Location”
- Fill out the comment (for funny and hilarious suggestions, see below).
- Copy and paste your comment, THEN click the Report Problem button.
- Navigate back to our blog page to enter in your funny comment (more details below).
Now we’re to the part where you need to convey that the marker is wrong. Basically, the marker is up on Covell, and should be down on Memorial, where the address is actually located. We want you to convey that information, but make it funny. Here are examples:
Marker location is in the wrong position. It’s on the wrong side of town, and should be where the address is actually located.
Funny comment (relatively speaking):
Unless a tornado picked up T&S Web Design and moved them (and that is possible in Oklahoma), their marker is on the wrong location. It says it’s at 2801 E Memorial Road, which is correct, but for some reason the marker is not in the right place.
Hello. I would like to report an inaccuracy in the location of T&S Web Design in Edmond, Oklahoma. When I drove to the location indicated in Google Maps, I arrived in a residential neighborhood. When I knocked on the door of one of the houses, instead of a web designer answering, a rather curious old man answered. He invited me in for tea. The next few minutes are rather blurry. I remember something about a straitjacket, a magician and a locked trunk. When I came to, it was three days later, my wallet was gone, and I was in the middle of a field. And, of course, I still didn’t have a website. Later I learned that while the address on the Google Maps location is correct, the marker is in the wrong location.
Of course, your comment does not have to be that long.
**Before you submit your comment, make sure you copy it and paste it as a comment at the bottom of this blog entry, or on this blog’s post on our Facebook page.
We’ll select the winner on Monday, March 14th and announce it on the blog and our Facebook page. Let us know if you have any problems, otherwise good luck, and we and the Google engineer thank you!
EDIT 2011-03-12: PG or tamer responses only, please.