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Business Category Not Available for me to choose - but others in same industry have that category.

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I am trying to set up my business profile.  I am a Home Inspector.  Others in my area have chosen this as their primary category however the option is not available to me (could it have been removed from google).  The closest I could get was "Building inspector" which is an inaccurate title and would be misleading to customers.

https://business.google.com/b/116327738562751504785/dashboard/l/17767858784480810350?hl=en

 

What is the best way to deal with this situation - when you business category is not listed (even though your competitors are using the category) and you cannot select anything that is even remotely close?

 

Thanks :-)

 

**My apologies looking at this now I believe I am in the wrong category...

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Thank you for the info - it appears the one fellow got it resolved but doesn't say how. Any follow up from that that you know of? Tried for about an hour to find a # for support to call but no luck.

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@Paul K

 

its a known issue for Canada GMB listings

 

See more in here:

 Re: Akers Home Inspections

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Thank you for the info - it appears the one fellow got it resolved but doesn't say how. Any follow up from that that you know of? Tried for about an hour to find a # for support to call but no luck.

Business Category Not Available for me to choose - but others in same industry have that category.

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I am trying to set up my business profile.But facing a problem in choosing the category. The category is pharmacy.while iam able to see nearby people using the category pharmacy.

Business Category Not Available for me to choose - but others in same industry have that category.

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Hi srikanth

 

Can you please start your own thread with your business details.

This allows us to keep the forum organised and gives you the attention you need.

This ( https://www.en.advertisercommunity.com/t5/Google-My-Business/ct-p/GMB ) is our top level Community--from there, you can click into the board title that is most applicable for your issue. Once you're in an individual board, you can click on the red/pink + sign in the lower right corner of the screen to start a new topic.

Thank you.


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