In working with a client on their site this morning, I wanted to recommend that they submit their business to Google Local to help capitalize on local search. It’s a pretty straightforward process… Until Google thinks that you’re talking about Germany, when you’re really talking about New Jersey.
Best of all — Google just assumes you’ve misspelled something. No hint of a correction — they just force you to the incorrect results.
Here’s what I found while searching for “Colonia Ford“…
According to Wikipedia, Ford Köln was actually the German version of the Ford Model Y produced in the German plant in Cologne between the years of 1932 and 1935.
Still — where are Google’s corrections? There’s no instance of “Did you mean:” or any other notes that the search was corrected or altered… But it’s clearly being changed from “Colonia” to “Köln” without notice.