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Hi there,

 

We are trying without much luck to work out the difference/purpose between the square place labels vs the shopping bags / briefcases.

 

What do they each mean? Is it based on category? And what can you do (if anything) to change from one to the other?

 

Experts on this forum keep pointing people to this article but it doesn't provide any label definitions -  https://support.google.com/business/answer/6056435

 

I have attached a screenshot below for an example of what I mean. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

 

G+ URL - https://plus.google.com/u/1/+FortKnoxSelfStorageWestMelbourne

 

fort-knox-maps-place-labels.png

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Place label definitions

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as it it the only known official source about place label we link the mentioned HC article to users asking about place labels

 

But regarding the difference on your screenshot I like to tell you the "Melbourne Self Storage" in Melbourne is not verified yet.

 

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

Place label definitions

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Thanks for your input, Helmut.

 

The business I'm managing in the screenshot is actually Fort Knox Self Storage, and it is in fact verified. My client was asking why their verified businesses don't show the same icon as their competitors.

 

In the past week we have been able to further optimise the listings, and as a result we can now see shopping bag icons on all of them. So I can now see and understand the algorithmical reward in action :)