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How to Get the little Church Icon in Google Maps?

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Hi there,

 

I am running the Google MyBusiness profile for a Hindu temple here in Toronto.  I am a member of the temple management.  The temple is the Hare Krishna Temple, located at 243 Avenue Road in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  Our phone number is (416) 922-5415.

 

I noticed that on Google Maps, the church across the street - the Church of the Messiah - has a little "church" icon on it.  But our temple doesn't.  Is there anything that can be done about this?  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

Kevala

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@Krishna S There could be a few factors at play, but the main reason I can see is that your page is not using the category "church".

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hi sir please check my church also i need church icon in my google map

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@Ajith k

 

Please start your own thread.
This allows us to keep the forum organized and gives you the attention you need.
This ( https://www.en.advertisercommunity.com/t5/Google-My-Business/ct-p/GMB ) is our top level Community--from there, you can click into the board title that is most applicable for your issue. Once you're in an individual board, you can click on the red/pink + sign in the lower right corner of the screen to start a new topic.

 

 

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Hi Colan,

Thanks so much! I didn't actually see this reply until the person below commented! I've changed our category to "Church". I hope that helps put the little icon there!

Krishna

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No problem. Circle back and let me know if it works, or not.

Good Luck
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Hi Colan,

It seems to have worked! Thanks so much for the help!!!

Krishna

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Awesome! Did the update happen immediately after you added the new category and saved it?
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Yes! Once I changed my category, it had to be approved and, once approved, the icon showed up right away! Thanks again!

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Awesome, thanks for the update!
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