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Listing placed in right category, shows up in wrong category, cause of business name.

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I have trouble with this listing for the Surf Taxi Peniche Surf School
 
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It shows up on google maps/mybusiness for taxi related searches around Peniche, Portugal, but at no point for surf school, despite the fact that it is correctly sorted into the Surf School category, where it belongs.
 
Any ideas how to fix that?
 
Thanks! 
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Re: Listing placed in right category, shows up in wrong category, cause of business name.

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Hi @P LX P

 

Will let you know, but changing algo is not an overnight job.

 

Code has to be written, then added to testing environment, then tested against all possible senarios, if okay, then pushed live.

 

This is not a 5 minute job.

 

 



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Hi @P LX P

 

Google does not use the category as a keyword, it uses the content on your site to try and figure out what you do.

 

Unfortunately your name includes Taxi and its all over your site, so I don't know how Google will stop showing you in Taxi related searches. Which is also related to Organic search results, which your website also appears organically.

 

It clearly states Surf School, so hopefully users open their eyes.

 

I will bump this to the team, but honestly don't think they will be able to do anything about this, as its clearly algorithmic. 



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Thanks for your reply!

Makes perfect sense, still I was hoping there was something we could do to manually solve this. If not I will consider changing some of the keywords on the page.

However, thanks for the bump.
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Hi @P LX P

 

Will let you know, but changing algo is not an overnight job.

 

Code has to be written, then added to testing environment, then tested against all possible senarios, if okay, then pushed live.

 

This is not a 5 minute job.

 

 



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Listing placed in right category, shows up in wrong category, cause of business name.

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Got bead business not nail salon how to change it

Listing placed in right category, shows up in wrong category, cause of business name.

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Got bead business not nail salon how to change it

Re: Listing placed in right category, shows up in wrong category, cause of business name.

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Hi @Sally M

 

What is a bead business?

 

To change your category ( wont have bead business - pick next best top level category ) 

 

Log into dashboard >> https://business.google.com/manage/

 

Select Business >> manage location

 

Select Info section >> Category

 



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