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Proper Business Category Missing from the List

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I also am missing a proper business category from the available list: "search and rescue".  There probably are hundreds of thousands of search-and-rescue entities in the world, but no such category on Goggle business.  It is odd that there are categories for "animal rescue" and "wildlife rescue", but not for entities saving humans through search and rescue.

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Hey Steve,

 

I can submit a request for Google to add the category but unfortunately don't have any idea how long it will take.

 

Can you give me the link to the listing on Google Maps as a reference to send them?


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Hi

 

Are you a formal organisation or volunteer supported?

 

At the moment you need to choose a close by category and in your other descriptions clearly and consistently say what you do. You will be found from those descriptions.

 

I will post this in the GmB Facebook page and hopefully pushed to the appropriate person to improve the catagories.

 

I have asked for an improvement in Categories, scope and being up to data  with new business models, like Solar Panels!

 

Andrew.

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Thank you for the follow-up Andrew.  We happen to be a formal organization (intergovernmental, created by treaty), but there also are zillions of volunteer organizations that have similar functions and probably some presence on Google.

 

Thanks for your help,

Steve

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Hey Steve,

 

I can submit a request for Google to add the category but unfortunately don't have any idea how long it will take.

 

Can you give me the link to the listing on Google Maps as a reference to send them?


Joy Hawkins, Google My Business Top Contributor
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Proper Business Category Missing from the List

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Steven,

 

I've sent the request to Google.  If they do update me (often they don't for category requests), I will update this thread.


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Hi, I am also seeking a category for 'Medical Alert System' or 'Emergency Response Technology' to be added so that we can select a proper category for our service. Currently we are listed as a technology manufacturer which really isn't accurate and we aren't a direct care medical response. Would you be able to submit a category on our behalf or share how to do so? This is our profile: https://www.google.ca/search?q=connectcare

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@StJosephsLondon you need to start a new thread so that someone can submit it for you.


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Add anny appropriate proper   category descriptions  on your  website via "structured data [schema.org]

Its  unlikely you get  such  a  special categry added  to their  default list before the Sun  becomes a  supernova. (and  then  it will  be  likely too late - hahaha)

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Proper Business Category Missing from the List

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Thanks Helmut, will do.