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Undocumented category: Jeans Shop, but only for Germany?

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For a large Jeans brand it makes sense to receive some visibility when one searches for Jeans + place. For the German locations I can select the category "Jeans Shop":

 

 

When I search for "Jeans Erfurt":

 

 

Yet for other countries, this category isn't valid input:

 

 

Now for every other country around the world, we receive no visibility for Jeans + place (according to Search Console, we have decorated the website links to filter this information in Search Console).

 

Which is quite surprising also as the top content words according to Search Console happens to be Jeans (so using category Jeans shouldn't be even necessary):

 

 

My questions:

  1. Why is Jeans Shop as a category allowed and why is it not allowed in other countries?
  2. Why is the information from Search Console (top content keywords) not used, while this provides a good insight what the business is about? This is not easy to manipulate if that would be the argument (Google has perfect algorithms to rank the websites accordingly for these top keywords).

The list of allowed categories:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10QhWFmHYhZI7FL7cQZUqkDkRbexPVthEIfp8iibhA3s/edit#gid=2112661...

 

Thanks!

 

 

 

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August 2016

Re: Undocumented category: Jeans Shop, but only for Germany?

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I linked the thread to our communication manager already (thought she
should have also some fun at her hard job - LOL)

There are no options to enforce getting a certain category added.
I beleive not even the "candidate" will be able to achieve this.
But you can be sure: Google knows now the issue
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Helmut Geissler, Google My Business Top Contributor   |  my G+ profile

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Re: Undocumented category: Jeans Shop, but only for Germany?

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@Aldert B

 

It's a nice finding and indeed a "joke of history":

 

The USA - more or less infact the origin of the jeans don't provide in Google this category.

 

But (likely as an honor to the inventor of "Jeans" -Mr Levi Strauss, a born German jewish men) this category is still available for Germany.

 

For Google:

 

it's the parameter gcid:denim_wear_store - missing in all country specific lists of https://developers.google.com/my-business/content/categories  but existent in "categories_de_DE.csv

 

Again: great finding of "Aldert B"

 

Perhaps after the next presidential elections this will changed as there is a candiate intending to make "America great again" 

 

Let him start with Google and enforcing them to  reinstate the missing Jeans shop category - this will make America great again - LOL  

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

Re: Undocumented category: Jeans Shop, but only for Germany?

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Hahaha! Is that kind of power needed to get the list of categories changed? :D

On a more serious note: nothing we can do? Or is Google reading along? :)

Thanks (also for your quick reply)

Great that you found that csv. In an online search I did find the gcid before, but the csv is not indexed.
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Accepted by topic author Aldert B
August 2016

Re: Undocumented category: Jeans Shop, but only for Germany?

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I linked the thread to our communication manager already (thought she
should have also some fun at her hard job - LOL)

There are no options to enforce getting a certain category added.
I beleive not even the "candidate" will be able to achieve this.
But you can be sure: Google knows now the issue
_________________________________________________________________________
Helmut Geissler, Google My Business Top Contributor   |  my G+ profile

Re: Undocumented category: Jeans Shop, but only for Germany?

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Helmut, many thanks for your efforts :)