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How to get Google to add a new Business Categorie

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My name is Tim and I work at a Fiat Dealership. I currently have my own Business Page and I am wondering if it is possible to add a new specific category? Currently, "Chrysler Dealer" "Dodge Dealer" "Jeep Dealer" all exist but I am specifically a "Fiat Dealer". Is there anything I need to do on my end or does it change over time? 

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@Timothy W

 

you misunderstand intention and purpose of their categories.

Categories are about branches - not at all about products to sell or to buy.

 

Your category is or can be  "car dealer"

And no there is no option to get Google adding any custom categories on their default listing

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@Timothy W

 

you misunderstand intention and purpose of their categories.

Categories are about branches - not at all about products to sell or to buy.

 

Your category is or can be  "car dealer"

And no there is no option to get Google adding any custom categories on their default listing

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

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Thanks Helmut, for letting me know!

How to get Google to add a new Business Categorie

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Hi, 

 

We have the same problem, there is no category to describe our business at all. How do I contact Google and get this changed. We would like a category "Healthcare Service Providers" as there is no other category that slightly describes our business. 

 

Many Thanks 

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How to get Google to add a new Business Categorie

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The overall categories Google provides - no broad ones describe my business. I'm a freelance writer, editor and content guy. How to add? 

How to get Google to add a new Business Categorie

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@Charles B

 

your issue or FR seems to be the same as in this other thread and as said over there I have escalated it to the team as a FR  alrready

 

As of yet your only option is to describe your specific service through your website and "structured data" (schema.org)

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