Please Google – it’s not Newark NJ!

Not Newark NJ!

Anyone who has done a Google search for a business or service in Newark (Notts) will be familiar with this particular frustration. All the relevant search results are often peppered with results from Newark, New Jersey (NJ), making it all too easy to accidentally order a pizza from 3,500 miles away.

I suppose this must be equally irritating for people living in the Garden State, but I know it grates with a lot of business owners in Newark (Notts).

How to tell the difference

So, to help anyone who is confused, here’s a quick guide I’ve put together to help you spot the difference between the two places:

             Newark (Notts)  Newark (NJ)
 Population – 35,000 277,000
 Country – United Kingdom United States
 Formed – C664 AD  1666
 Climate – Mixed, but often disappointing Hot humid summers
 Twin town – Emmendingen, Germany Freeport, Bahamas
 Entertainment – Palace Theatre Symphony Hall
 Famous people – Jay McGuiness (The Wanted) Frank Sinatra
 Featured in film – Nothing yet War of the Worlds
 Newspaper – The Advertiser The Star-Ledger
 Castle – Yes No

So there we have it. No need to ever get confused again. I hope the guys at Google read this – maybe it will help them streamline their search results even more!


About Louise Hudson

Hello World - I am Louise Hudson, mum, wife and Social Media Manager. Following a media sales career in London I found myself settling on the borders of Leicestershire and Lincolnshire and doing all those grown-up things like starting a business and family. My passion is making a difference to businesses by engaging their customers
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3 Responses to Please Google – it’s not Newark NJ!

  1. Keith Girling says:

    Too right too Louise.

  2. Andy Richardson says:

    That’s because Newark (Notts) is really Newark-on-Trent (hint – as in the photo above). Perhaps you have tried googling Newcastle and wondered why so many results involve geordies, when you were really after Newcastle-under-Lyme? Same reason!!

    • Thanks Andy! You’re right of course, but everyone I know locally refers to the town as Newark instead of Newark-on-Trent, even the District Council! I guess we’ll all have to get used to typing those nine extra characters (or waiting a long time for our pizza!) 🙂

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