Getting your offline business into the Google “Lucky 7 Pack” depends on number of factors. One of the most important is the categories that you choose for your business.
When you claim or update your Google LBC listing you can choose up to 5 categories for your business.
Finding all the categories that apply to your business can be tricky though, because Google doesn’t allow you to select from a complete list. It only provides a short-list of suggestions related to what you are typing in.
Maps guru Mike Blumenthal recently released a tool that allows you to search the entire database of Google Maps categories based on synonyms. It’s a great way to discover all the categories that might apply to your business.
A Video Tour of the Google LBC Category Preview Tool
Here’s a link to the Google LBC Category Preview tool.
This is a very useful tool. Thanks Mike!
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