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I cannot enter the same business CATEGORY that my competitors use

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Hi

 

Im looking to change the category im listed under and i noticed other companies int he same field have the category occupational health service, but i cant seem to add myself to this as it says its not a valid category.

 

How can these other companies in my area be listed as this?

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Re: I cannot enter the same business CATEGORY that my competitors use

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Please provide the concrete category you can't use  and at least one listing using this category.

 

 

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

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if you check out

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=occupational+health+glasgow&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b-ab&...

Occupational Health Works Ltd   is listed under occupational health service and i cant list under this

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Thanks 

 

I see the problem is for any new UK businesses (new to enter in GoogleMyBusiness only) with your category "occupational health service"

 

Reason for the issue:

 

The category parameter "gcid:occupational_health_service" as it exist in categories_en_CA.csv or in categories_en_US.csv is unfortunately missing in categories_en_GB.csv

 

I consider it a bug to report to Google (will do this myself soon)

 

Unfortunately I have no ETA for a fix by Googles engs.

Meanwhile the only option I can recommend is using any similar or closed other category to select from  categories_en_GB.csv

Additional you can provide this category "occupational health service" via "structured data"  of your website.

It makes your GMB page searchable for "occupational health service"

 

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

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ok, thanks for looking in to this and reporting.