AdWords is now Google Ads. Our new name reflects the full range of advertising options we offer across Search, Display, YouTube, and more. Learn more

My Business
3.9K members online now
3.9K members online now
For developers who are using the Google My Business API to manage locations
Guide Me
star_border
Reply

GMB Location Primary Category and Adwords Location Extension

[ Edited ]
Visitor ✭ ✭ ✭
# 1
Visitor ✭ ✭ ✭

Does Primary Category in GMB Location play a part in Adwords Location Extension?  We are only interested in creating GMB Location because we use Adwords Location Extension.  Due to time constraint, we like to put a generic / default category as the primary category in GMB location instead of mapping category of each business to a GMB category if it doesn't affect how Adwords Location Extension behaves. 

1 Expert replyverified_user

Re: GMB Location Primary Category and Adwords Location Extension

Google Employee
# 2
Google Employee

Hi @YP M,

 

Primary Category does not have an affect on Adwords Location Extensions. However, Google My Business does not have a generic/default category, so we ask that you map locations to the correct category.

 

Thanks,

The Google My Business API team