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My business listing stopped showing in google local search

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My business listing suddenly quit populating in local business searches.  The profile is active but doesn't populate when businesses of its type are searched for in either search or maps. It was working perfectly for 8 months and for reasons I can't understand, it isn't included in local searches for businesses of my business type.

 

My business name is: Red Ocean Tattoo.

 

My profile includes,

 

Verified business listing

132 5-star reviews

plenty of photos

a virtual tour

google+ activity 

Adwords 

 

I've been on the phone with Google for hours on end over the past week trying to figure this out and I keep getting the same basic instructions which include adding all of the elements already present in my profile as described above which is to say they aren't helping at all. 

 

My business absolutely depends on google searches including my business in the list of other businesses of its type and not having my business come up is starting to make a real impact.  I have a wife and fours kids.  I'm in deep sh*t if I can't get this fixed.

 

Thank you for any help or insight you can provide.

 

Ben kelly

 

 

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Re: My business listing stopped showing in google local search

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Please include the following with your question:
1. Full business name
2. Current business address
3. Current telephone number
4. Google+ URL
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Helmut Geissler, Google My Business Top Contributor   |  my G+ profile

My business listing stopped showing in google local search

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Sir, thank you for your input.  I believe I've figured out the "what" and "how" I got myself into this problem.  I own a tattoo business and I also perform tattoo removals as well.  Google set my business completely in the tattoo removal category where I was easily able to find my business.   My new question is, how do I get google to re-categorize my business.

 

As for the data you requested:

 

1: Red Ocean Tattoo

2: 111 E. President Street

3: 912-235-2213

4: https://plus.google.com/b/100111501502739459369/+RedOceanTattooSavannah/posts?gmbpt=true&pageId=1001...

 

Any additional help you can provide would be spectacular!

 

Ben Kelly

 

My business listing stopped showing in google local search

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sorry @Ben K

 

The business category is "Tattoo Shop" and Google did not change it 

They are using the category you specified in your dashboard.

 

And you can use any other or additional category listed in their list of default categories

 

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