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Business Category is not listed?

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Trying to add to category "Home Inspector" but it doesn't existing.

But if you search "my city home inspector" it shows all the other businesses as "Home Inspector".

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Hi @Kyle B

 

What is your business page URL?

 

Can you take a screenshot of the category section, where you have started typing in >> home inspector and the list offered.

 

Thanks



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Hi @Kyle B

 

Thanks for that. I'm at a loss on this. 

 

I could not go to MapMaker either to check the category because its SAB and not listed

 

Hang on a second, i cant even find you in Maps?, are you verified yet ?

 

 



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Business Category is not listed?

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@Kyle B &  @Tim Capper

 

It is an know issue 

see this older thread: 

a category issue for Canada

 

Facit: Kyle should use building inspector and this should be fine.

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Business Category is not listed?

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Thanks a lot. That's what I initially selected, but then thought it was odd the other businesses were listed as "home inpsector".

Business Category is not listed?

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It's not verified yet. But it appears as Helmut mentioned above, it's a known issue.

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Thanks @Helmut Geissler



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Public Insurance Adjuster is also not a category option.  The closest category we could find is Insurance Company and that is absolutely what we are NOT.  

 

"Public adjusters represent the interests of the insured / policyholder in the preparation, presentation, and settlement of first party property insurance claims. Where staff and independent adjusters work on behalf of the insurance company, public adjusters work solely for the insured."

 

Is there still no way to create a custom category?  Or suggest categories to Google?

 

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@morgan m

 

 

Please start your own thread providing there all information to understand and investigate your issue
This allows us to keep the forum organized 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.

 

 

 

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