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There are many categories not listed in the dropdown choices for Google. But they may be related like "bicycle accident attorney". which is related to "personal injury attorney".

It looks like what Google is doing is trying to relate who they should add to the map pack for this. Generally, you will see "Their website mentions ...." See image. But, where on the website is it mentioned, and how. Does anyone have any guidance on this at all, seen any blogs on this, etc?

My unscientific experiment was it needed to be in the site menu somehow, but now I am not sure... Any help is appreciated.

I believe it "may" come from schema, but definitely not convinced.

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When you click in you see stuff like this:

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and this

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The best way to manipulate this is through internal links. If Google isn't picking up on it, try adding an internal link on the page you're linking the GMB listing to that links to the page that you're trying to populate there.
 

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The best way to manipulate this is through internal links. If Google isn't picking up on it, try adding an internal link on the page you're linking the GMB listing to that links to the page that you're trying to populate there.

Thanks @JoyHawkins I would never had even thought of that... Not sure I fully understand 100%.

The GMB listing always links to the home page of the website, so you are saying put a link on the home page, that links to the page we want "their website also mentions Xyz"?

I checked some samples and don't typically see that, but I do see the link in the menu.... Just want to make sure I understand what you are suggesting, and thanks!!
 

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Yep, that's what I meant.
 

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I am very interested in this topic, but have no idea how to do it. Is there a tutorial for this thing called "site mentions"? Thank you
 

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No tutorial really - just read what I wrote above. The best way to influence these is via internal links on your website.
 

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No tutorial really - just read what I wrote above. The best way to influence these is via internal links on your website.
Thank you! Is that okay if I have created a menu and displayed it on the page that was linked on GMB? In the menu there are specific keywords that i want to appear in GMaps as "this site mentions". I did it right, yes?
 

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Can't the GMB link be directed to any page not just the "homepage"? "The GMB listing always links to the home page of the website" I have see websites for businesses with multiple locations each GMB location has a separate landing page on the same website.
 

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Can't the GMB link be directed to any page not just the "homepage"? "The GMB listing always links to the home page of the website" I have see websites for businesses with multiple locations each GMB location has a separate landing page on the same website.
It can be directed to any page. Usually its the hompage, but it can be a specific link you would like to redirect to.
 

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Thank you! Is that okay if I have created a menu and displayed it on the page that was linked on GMB? In the menu there are specific keywords that i want to appear in GMaps as "this site mentions". I did it right, yes?
I would suggest having the internal links also listed in the content on the homepage, not just the navigation menu.
 

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I would suggest having the internal links also listed in the content on the homepage, not just the navigation menu.
Thank you very much! I did noticed today that I have triggered a keyword on G Maps and now I can finally see "This site mentions..." and it shows my GMB listing, but the keyword that was triggered doesnt exist in the exact same form as it is presented either on my navigation menu or on the homepage through internal links. The word triggered is more a combination/synonym/similar to the keyword I wanted. It is interesting though it worked and I finally triggered a word. Hope to see better results soon. Thank you so much!
 

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