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Small Briefcase symbol on Google Maps

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Hello, I have recently set up a My business account along with a few other Google services and have run into an issue with my google maps presents.

For some reason all the business's around me are highlighted on the map, even if I don't search for anything they all have a little briefcase symbol and their business name there, mine does not.


My business is verified and if I search for it the red location flag appears in the right place, but its not just their like all my competitors. I have a feeling its might have something to do with the type of My business account I have but am not sure.  


It seems a little trivial but I'm worried I haven't set up my account properly, please help..

below is 2 pictures

the first showing business around me with their icons 

the second after searching for my business..


Damian Mawson

Mawsons Restorations 

315 Redland Bay Rd Capalaba 4157 QLD

PH 0413188352

before searchbefore searchafter searchafter search

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Accepted by topic author Damian M
July 2016

Re: Small Briefcase symbol on Google Maps

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Hello @Damian M


you seem referring to what Google calles "place labels"


Please read more about this stuff in here:


Its all done algorithmically and there is no guarantee each business get such a "place label"

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

Re: Small Briefcase symbol on Google Maps

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Thankyou for your reply, I feel a lot better knowing that it isn't something I have done wrong. :)