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Issue about API listed categories - Link in HC is broken

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all of sudden the link to all the GMB category files seems broken:

I refer to 

https://developers.google.com/my-business/content/categories

It not jsut the list of all listed files.

Even any bookmarked links of this list are broken too.

 

What gives and where can we now find the full list of categories - country and language specificly?

 

Note the above link is documented in here the developers documentation: 

https://developers.google.com/s/results/?q=categories&p=%2Fmy-business%2F

 

 

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@Helmut Geissler I just came to report the same issue.  

 

As he mentioned, the page storing the list of csv files for Google My Business categories by country is currently showing as a 404 error.

 

Here's a cached version of the page being referenced. 

 

I last downloaded the US category list on January 8, 2017, so the page went down somewhere between then and now.

 

Please let us know when it's been added back!

 

Thanks,

Emy

Issue about API listed categories - Link in HC is broken

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@Emy H

 

Thanks for the link to the cached version.

Unfrotunately all listed files over there lead also to a 404 errror.

 

It therefore remains weird

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Hi @Helmut Geissler,

 

Thank you for informing us about broken links on the Google My Business API page. The pages that you referred for categories lists, have been deprecated and will not be use anymore. So we suggest you please use the categories.list endpoints to see the full list of business categories.

 

Thanks,

The Google My Business API team

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@Helmut Geissler - are you using the API? If not, I'd be happy to send over an updated version to you. They've added about ~1,500 categories since Emy downloaded a CSV from that removed page. 

 

I suspect that link hadn't been updated in some time by Google.



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@Shalini S thank you for this information! It looks like about 1,500 categories have been added just this month. How often does the category list get updated? Is there anyway to be notified when new categories are released? 

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Hi @Joel H

they issue I'm facing is: GMB API isn't yet whitelisted for us TCs (at least not as far as I know)

 

I tried to escalate this important lack of supporting us to our CM  and  other TCs already but not yet any solution.

Would be great in case you can help regarding this matter

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I've recently left Google, so no longer do I have the inside edge. They may
give you access if you set up per
https://developers.google.com/my-business/content/prereqs and explain you
just want to be able to test out the API.

It requires some familiarity with the developer's console, etc... Feel free
to message me privately, if you want me to walk you through it.


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Hi @Helmut Geissler & @Joel H,

 

Thank you for your interest in the Google My Business API. At this time, we can't approve your project to access the Google My Business API for testing purposes. The API is designed for developers who represent actual chains and third parties to build applications for managing locations in Google My Business.

 

Thanks,

The Google My Business API team

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@Joel H,

I was wondering where were you since we have not heard from you in a while. I guess it was time to move on :)

 

I have no way to send you a private message through this forum, if you still have my e-mail would you mind e-mailing me the updated list?

Thank you




treebles, Google My Business Top Contributor