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Custom or adapted map marker

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Hi all,

 

I have discovered that some business in Google map do not have the classical map marker but a more adapted marker for their business.

 

For example a doctor has a marker with a little white cross.

 

Is there any possibility to influence this marker ?

 

Regards,

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Hi @Bertrand P,

The icon for the Place Label is assigned by Google based on the primary category of the business, the business owners cannot request or influence the icon assigned to their business except for the category they decide to list their business under.

Not all categories have custom icons.




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Custom or adapted map marker

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Thanks for this prompt reply,

 

That was my first thought but I saw some place with the same category having the custom icon and some of them the classical marker.

 

They must be a reason behind but it's not only the primary categorie.

 

regards

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 Hi @Bertrand P

Could you please provide examples of business with the same category and different Place Label icons.

Thank you




treebles, Google My Business Top Contributor

Custom or adapted map marker

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STUDIO 911 is a communication agency with a specific Icon

 

https://www.google.fr/maps/place/Studio+911+-+Agence+de+communication+Caen+%26+Normandie/@49.1445786...

 

A few km far away Equideclic also a communication agency but there with a classic icon.

https://www.google.fr/maps/place/Equideclic/@49.1445786,-0.4807708,15z/data=!4m8!1m2!2m1!1sagence+we...

 

Regards,