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Industries Categories: Therapeutic Recreation, Music Therapy, etc.

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Greetings,

This is regarding no industry categories even close to representing our business.

Our business provides the following established industry services:

  • Therapeutic Recreation (TR) & Recreation Therapy (RT) (some differences, but if had to choose one over the other, the American Therapeutic Recreation Associationwould prefer TR, and the professionals would be Therapeutic Recreation Specialists (TRS). Is 15,000+ certified professionals too small for consideration? 
  • Neurological Music Therapy (general Music Therapy category would be acceptable)
  • Neurological RPG Therapy (general RPG Therapy category would be acceptable).

Since there are zero categories even close to any of these, the only option was "Consultant", which is a useless listing that does not serve either your customers trying to find services, nor of course our needs in trying to attract clients for appropriate services.

Are there any options for resolving this?

If this is not the best location to post this request/question, please direct me to the correct one.

Thank you very much!

Business Name: RPG Therapeutics LLC

Address: 1312 N. Monroe #114, Spokane, WA, 99201

Google+ Page: https://business.google.com/b/108079415514762452565

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Re: Industries Categories: Therapeutic Recreation, Music Therapy, etc.

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I would recommend selecting any category of the many "therapist" versions.
For your exact category you should send good signals through your website by "structured data" (schema.org) .

There is unfortunately no way to add custom categories
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Re: Industries Categories: Therapeutic Recreation, Music Therapy, etc.

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Thank you very much Helmut Geissler for responding.


Is there any method for petitioning categories with enough "signatures" or requests?
None of the Therapy-related categories are even close unfortunately. Here a list of the options presented:
Aromatherapy
Hypnotherapy
Psychotherapist
Reiki Therapist
Massage Therapist
Physical Therapist
Asian Massage Therapist
Biofeedback Therapist
Occupational Therapist
Sports Massage Therapist
Thai Massage Therapist

Unfortunately not even close to Recreation Therapy, Music Therapy, or RPG Therapy.

 

What do you mean when you state: "For your exact category you should send good signals through your website by "structured data" (schema.org) ."? Do you mean SEO-related? I am not having trouble with our main website, it is just for the Google "My Business" listings/page, the main website seems to be doing fine, if that was what you were referencing.

Guidance is very much appreciated.
Thank you!

P.S. For some reason I received an email stating the original post was in violation???

Re: Industries Categories: Therapeutic Recreation, Music Therapy, etc.

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the email about a violation was triggered by a bloody spammer hijacking oyur thread with sefpromoting stuff and you and me as well got a notification of a admin of the forum warningthe spammer - its not you why have been addressed.

Regarding the categories:
As said you can't reqyest getting addes new categories.
But through structured data you can try to sent signals to Google about what oyu do.
This helps google to show your GMB listing if people search for such keywords
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