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https://plus.google.com/+XLNCWomensHostelChennai/about

 

I have listed my property under the following categories:

  • Working Women's Hostel
  • Hostel
  • Girl's Hostel
  • Youth Hostel
  • Student Hostel
  • Student Accommodation Centre

 

When I search for the following term (hostel, women hostel or ladies hostel) followed by the location (t nagar), my property only shows up with the term hostel - "hostel t nagar" but only if I add the word "in" between the two words, does my property show up with the terms women and ladies.

 

For eg:

My business shows up when I search for "women hostel in t nagar" or "ladies hostel in t nagar"

It does not show up when I search  for "women hostel t nagar" or "ladies hostel t nagar"

 

But other competition show up whether "in" is used or not.  Please help.  Thank you.

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I can't confirm getting all oyur above categories visible.
I just see the below listed four cat's for plus.google.com/+XLNCWomensHostelChennai/:
Working Womens Hostel
Student Dormitory
Girls Hostel
Youth Hostel

Would you mind providing a screenshot showing you specified addtitional


Working Women's Hostel (note: its with an apostroph)
Hostel
Girl's Hostel (note: its with an apostroph)
Student Hostel
Student Accommodation Centre

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

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just a hint:
I noticed that an "annonymus" user (maybe but not sure this is you and not through your dashboard but through GMaps only) is trying to add an other category to the "XLNC Women's Hostel"
See this MapMaker link :http://www.google.com/mapmaker?gw=39&fid=0x3a526700404ff6d1:0xbf7f7bb452cd22d9
This edit however is in "pending" status.
I strongly recommend to edit your G+ page only through your dashboard (business.google.com/manage)
Regards
ehg
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Helmut Geissler, Google My Business Top Contributor   |  my G+ profile

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Thanks for the quick reply, sir. 

 

Here is a screenshot that you requested. 

 

Screenshot

 

Please note that selecting categories for the listing is predetermined by Google and not something I can change.  So, those apostrophe that you mentioned are all preset.

 

As for your second doubt, yes.  That "anonymous" user is me.  I had tried to add that additional category in Map Maker as that category was not available to me in the normal G+ page. 

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ok the differences regarding the apostophs in categories might be a matter of not using the english UK Userinterface (I'm using) but your Englich (India) Userinterface.  Let's ignore taht point please.

But I get oyur hostel listed on www.google.com for  Working Women's Hostel in t nagar n

I also get it for  Working Women's Hostel  t nagar

But i get it at 16th position of all results.

Screenshot 2015-11-06 at 15.00.40.png

 

Means its seems to be a ranking matter rather then a matter of categories.

 

And study this great article provided by MOZ 

 

 

 

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Sir, I too get result while searching for Working Women's Hostel  t nagar .  I am aware of the ranking system.  But, as I mentioned in my OP, it's only when I insert the word in in between the two words does my business appear.  It simply does not show up at all in search results without the word in.

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PS: How to add image directly to the reply? Thank you.
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to add or insert an image to a post you have to use the link "FULL REPLY EDITOR as visible in my first below screenshot (below the blue botton POST)

Getting then this two views: Screenshot 2015-11-06 at 16.53.05.pngScreenshot 2015-11-06 at 16.53.36.png

 

Regarding the word in in between the two words and   your business is appearing or not:

 

Google consider such issue  as part of their ranking secrets.

But I agree you are not the only one.

I today encountered in the German forum the same for a business. It a appears correctly with its actual address or as the closed older location  depending on using the word "in" or "bei" (=near) between the business name and the name of the city.

 

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