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    Categories Count in Google Places

    Google has over a decade of searcher data that tells it which types of queries are related to which types of products and services. Therefore, the categories in which you place your company in its Google Places listing are critical to being found for the types of terms people typically use when searching for your [...]
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    Re: Categories Count in Google Places

    Great Article. I'm a little confused though on Mary's reference to custom categories. Am I missing something?
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    Re: Categories Count in Google Places

    I'm in the same boat as you, Colan. I just opened up a business to see if maybe it would let me add custom categories for the last two slots (as shown on that picture), but it won't let me.

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    Re: Categories Count in Google Places

    Quote Originally Posted by Colan Nielsen View Post
    Great Article. I'm a little confused though on Mary's reference to custom categories. Am I missing something?
    Joy asked Google today what happened to custom cats and I was surprised she asked because I thought everyone knew that was not an option in new dash and G+. But it sounds like Joy and Mary are seeing the ability to add them???
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    Re: Categories Count in Google Places

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Newman View Post
    I'm in the same boat as you, Colan. I just opened up a business to see if maybe it would let me add custom categories for the last two slots (as shown on that picture), but it won't let me.
    What picture? I don't see a pic in that post or link to one. What am I missing?
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    Re: Categories Count in Google Places

    There WAS a picture on the article that showed 10 categories with a note on the picture saying the last two were custom, but it looks like it was removed when the article was updated

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    Re: Categories Count in Google Places

    Ahhh thanks for clarifying!

    Google def replied no more custom cats so must just be one of the update hiccups that appears to be going around.
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