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How do I get my business to show in the map during a general search for category?

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I set up my business and if you type it in by exact name it shows up on the google map.  My question goes a little further.  I have a fishing charter business and during a category search with the city listed (ex: Vero Beach Fishing Charter) several other charter businesses, without "Vero Beach Fishing Charters" in their name show up.  However my listing never appears in the category suggestion map.  I spoke with several of the other businesses, as some are friends, and they advised that they simply verified their addresses and category and it appeared on the suggestion search map.  I confirmed that my address is verified and my category is correct.    


Any recommendations or ideas where I may have left something out or skipped a step in set-up?  Any help is greatly appreciated!

1. On Island Time Charters

2. 840 37th Place, Vero Beach, FL 32960

3. (772) 473-0694


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Re: How do I get my business to show in the map during a general search for category?

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Hi @SJ B


I do see your business in the map results for some relevant keywords. Not in the first three results but when I click through to view more listings on the map. For example, I see you 6th for fishing charter vero beach. To try to improve your visibility, I would recommend taking the time to read and follow suggestions that Tim Capper mentions in his article:

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