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Tell me why our hotel is not showing on map without search

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Could someone explain why our hotel is not showing up when you search generally for the 'isle of mull' but other b&b/inns are showing? Capture.PNG

This is where it should show:

 

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I have the correct categories setup? 

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Thanks & look forward to hearing your responses.

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Re: Tell me why our hotel is not showing on map without search

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You seem referring to what Goolge calls a places label
Learn more here about Place Labels https://support.google.com/business/answer/6056435

It is Google Local algorithms that choose what business listings are shown as Place Labels and it is not possible for business owners to request inclusion of the business listing as a Place Label. There is also nothing business owners can do with their business listings to ensure that their businesses are displayed as a Place Label on Maps and Earth.
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Re: Tell me why our hotel is not showing on map without search

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Thanks however there seems to a theme of it's not possible for business owners to do this and that :-(

Re: Tell me why our hotel is not showing on map without search

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Hi @Darroch F

 

Firstly, 99% of users, use a search query, when searching maps.

 

Isle of Mull Hotels has you showing

 

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Secondly, PIace Labels are generated algorithmically and it is what it is.

 

But if you look at Google best practice and combine this with what an algorithm would be thinking, I would say it is your categories.

 

Google recommends, 1 main category and another if your main category is not specific enough.

 

Putting it into perspective, which place label should google use, if you have selected:

 

Hotel

Restaurant

spa

leisure center

etc etc

 

I would pick 3 max.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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