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Hello - first post :) 

 

I've noticed some issues with categories being incorrect for some of my clients when I Google them.  For example, Outdoor-Deckors Inc is a client in Forked River, NJ and they are the business of dock building.  They show up as "cars" on google.  If I use google to search for "dock builders in Forked River NJ", competitors come right up, but not their business.  I mentioned this to my client and they asked for help... umm... help?  LOL.

 

The same thing happened when I googled another client: Steve Neuner Law Offices in Marlton NJ.  He comes up as "Construction Equipment Supplier", LOL.  His reviews thanking him for his services as a Bankruptcy Attorney are of course in great conflict to that description.  HEHE.

 

Is there a way to help these folks through these forums, or do they need to figure out how to contact google directly?

 

Thanks in advance!!

 

Wallace Shults

 

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@Kirk E

 

lets stay on the facts please.

 

I get the Outdoor-Deckors Inc in Forked River, NJ with the category "automotive" - no word of cars.

Can you please provide me a screen grab showing it as "cars" ?

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this is so odd:

 

see what I get for the outdoor deck business

screenshot-www.google.de 2017-01-12 19-19-53.png

Give me bit more time to investigate this listing (maybe  for the   other one too - but I prefer to get clearness for the "outdoor" one first)

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yes, you get it too - "Automotive".  Definitely let's get Outdoor fixed first, please.  They are the ones that actually asked for my help.  Steve was just something that I happened to notice.  Thank you!!

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seems I got figured out the core of the matter:

 

this is the German GMaps link based on google.de to "outdoor" https://goo.gl/maps/pNx1NgNdozv and this is showing "automotive"

The same link based on google.com https://goo.gl/maps/gGPmmTKajpR2 shows "cars"

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Helmut Geissler, Google My Business Top Contributor   |  my G+ profile

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Hi @Kirk E

 

since the "outdoors" listing is a unclaimed bsuiness I could try to edit ist category.

 

But I can't find any such categoru as "dock Building"

 

Please given me a hint wich of the categories listed in here are the most appropiate ones: 

have a look at this spreadsheet: categories_en_US.csv

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Ups - sorry found it my self meanwhile

"Dock Builder" - will see whether being able to change it

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Helmut Geissler, Google My Business Top Contributor   |  my G+ profile

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Yep - edited it: https://www.google.com/maps?cid=-4298117684697578929&hl=en

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