Local Search Expert
- Jun 28, 2012
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<img src="http://marketing-blog.catalystemarketing.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/GMBupdates.jpg" alt="GMBupdates" width="45%" />Before I even got the word from Google yesterday about this minor update, some of the smart local search consultants at our Local Search Pros G+ Community were discussing a new feature in GMB Locations.
For some time now, in the regular GMB dashboard, you've had the ability to designate a primary category. Now in "Locations" you do too.
I believe this update is designed to help pull everything in line with the new guidelines.
1st up here's the post at the Local Search Pros G+ Community where this update was 1st discovered by Bryan Heckler, who is a member here at the forum as well. So check out the discussion we had there before this update was officially announced.
Bryan said: Anyone else seeing category quality changes in the bulk GMB tool being enforced? #primarycategory We're starting to see accounts flagged without a 'primary category' set.
Here is Jade's brief post at the Google and your Business Forum:
<a href="https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!msg/business/UZGU1eh5fOw/OQrGKRW9E0gJ">Google My Business Locations - you can now set a primary category</a>
Quick update -- you can now set a primary category for your locations if you are using Google My Business Locations. Please note that all locations of a business must share the one category that best represents the business. If you have multiple types of locations (e.g. sub-brands, departments, etc), this rule only applies within each of these sub-groups.
And here are the official help docs about it.
I've heard one report that they can see the update, but it does not work yet.
Anyone else having that problem???
If so I'd just wait a couple days, since this is just starting to roll out.
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