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GOOGLE BUSINESS MAPS BUG. Location Details > Categories. Not recognizing "web designer" Category

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I'm trying to add my business to Google Business Maps so it appears in search engine results when someone searches for a Web designer in my area. I was hoping that a map displaying the location of my business would appear at the top of the search results for web designer as it does for others. (see first screenshot here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/mxrfqzzwzhz3hrd/26-07-2016%2000-49-31.jpg?dl=0)

 
For Google Business Maps > Location Details when I type Web into the Categories field it provides the auto-suggestion of "Web Designer". However even though this is a recognized category and auto-filled correctly it states "This category isn't supported in GB. Choose a supported category from the list that appears when you start entering a category: Web designer" . This warning message appears when I hover my mouse cursor over the yellow warning sign. The problem field is in red (Please see second screenshot here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/k6fes9kysro2mqs/26-07-2016-00-40.jpg?dl=0
 
I've read on another forum that this is a bug. Please could you update the database of allowed categories so I can submit my details. Thanks

 

 
 
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a valid and working category for UK based businesses like yours should be "Website Designer" not "Web designer"
Please give it a try.
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Re: GOOGLE BUSINESS MAPS BUG. Location Details > Categories. Not recognizing "web designer&

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both of your dropbox links are indentical - please provide the second URL in a different way
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Marked as Best Answer.
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Re: GOOGLE BUSINESS MAPS BUG. Location Details > Categories. Not recognizing "web designer&

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a suplement:

a valid and working category for UK based businesses like yours should be "Website Designer" not "Web designer"
Please give it a try.
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Helmut Geissler, Google My Business Top Contributor   |  my G+ profile

Re: GOOGLE BUSINESS MAPS BUG. Location Details > Categories. Not recognizing "web designer&

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Thank you for pointing that out. Both Dropbox links should now be working. I did originally try to add a photo but I kept getting the message that it was invalid HTML

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Thank you! It seems to be working now. I thought I tried that synonym yesterday but it didn't work. Now it's NOT giving me an error. Hopefully it will submit now

Re: GOOGLE BUSINESS MAPS BUG. Location Details > Categories. Not recognizing "web designer&

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the valid categories for the UK are listed here: 

categories_en_GB.csv

 

it contains "website designer" (search for the parameter "gcid:website_designer")

 

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