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Window treatment not showing up as a category option

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I am running as GMB page for a drapery company, I wish to use window treatment as my primary category (this is the category all my competitors are using) however Window treatment not showing up as a category option in the dropdown. When I try to type it in manually it gives me an error that it isnt an available category

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we all are supposed to select the closest possible category of their actual default list of categories. There is no option to request a new category or any custom category
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If I do a search for Drapery Woodbridge, The local results all have window treatment as their category and I see here that it is a category or at least it was at some point, I just don't understand why I cant select it.

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Hi there Meir,

Can you please take a screen shot of the error message you are getting for me?

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These are the only options for window...screen2.jpg

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Very strange... I have the category you are looking for on my end... I'll look into this a little more.

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Window treatment not showing up as a category option

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I have exactly the same thing, I am trying to find Window Treatment Store category for my business (golden needle drapery on google) and it doesn't let me. All of my competitors do have it... How can I fix this :S

Window treatment not showing up as a category option

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Seems this category got lost - it was available couple of month ago.

Have to escalate it probably to Google.

@Joel H  can you please check whether "gcid:window_treatment_store" is gone?

 

I still find it in any older version of the file from last Februar.

 

@Joel H

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I assume we're talking about the category appearing in US english interface of Google My business? 

 

It is still there: 

      "name": "Window Treatment Store", 
     
"categoryId": "gcid:window_treatment_store"

Additionally, I still see it in the interface.

https://goo.gl/photos/AgJunWg7vS1qcFS76



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