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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

https://plus.google.com/b/112467158826170597228/112467158826170597228/about?gmbpt=true&hl=en

PH 0413188352

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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: https://support.google.com/business/answer/6056435?hl=en

 

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

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