GMB Categories is one of the topmost ranking factors. Getting this correct will make a big difference for your ranking and traffic. In this article we go through how you can go about selecting the most relevant categories and services for your business.
It is very important you have more relevent and many categories. Google allow 1 primary category and 9 secondary categories. Here are some of the reasons you should do this:
Adding all relevant categories can help Google identify what your business is about. This way Google can get your GBP to a wider audience.
You will rank better with search terms that matches those particular categories.
There is a strong positive correlation between having more categories and ranking better.
All categories don't have the equal traffic. So finding the categories with good traffic and using that can greatly improve your traffic.
Some primary categories allows you add add services, so having those will help you provide additional information to Google.
Updating categories is one of those things where a fixed amount of work initially can provide a big increase in traffic during the life time of the GBP.
In this article, we help you with finding the best GMB Categories for your business and provide you data to make this informed decision. We also go through services you can add if your business is allowed to have services.
What are the best categories if you are a Aquarium?
These are two methods by which you can find the best GMB Categories and Services for your business.
Please note that Method 1 provides raw data while Method 2 shown below provides very interactive and precise data. Click here to go directly to Method 2: Go to Method 2.
In method one, just use the data provided here to find the best GMB Categories and Services for your business.
Here are list of other catgeories you can add if you are a Aquarium.
Category list for Aquarium:
Use these criteria to decide if one or more of the above can be added to your GMB. Please go through the above list with these criteria:
Relevance: Ensure the category closely matches your products or services.
Specificity: Choose a category that is as specific as possible to your core business.
Search Volume: Look at how often users are searching for that specific category or related keywords.
Competition: Analyze the competition within that category. If it’s highly competitive, ensure you have a robust strategy to stand out.
Compliance: Be mindful of Google’s guidelines, as selecting an irrelevant category may lead to penalties.
Customer Expectation: Think from a customer's point of view. Does the category define what they would be looking for?
All categories mentioned above is not available in every country, so I would suggest manually trying out these categories in your countries.
Similarly, these are the services you can add to the services for the category mentioned above.
Here are the services available for each categories mentioned above:
Service list for Aquarium:
Pet Food & Supplies, Pet Grooming Services, Pet Adoption Services, Aquarium Supplies, Pet Toys & Accessories, Dog Training Services, Pet Boarding Services, Pet Health & Wellness Products, Small Animal Supplies, Reptile Supplies, Bird Supplies, Pet Waste Management Products, Pet ID Tags & Collars, Pet Travel & Safety Supplies, Pet Bedding & Furniture, Pet Clothing & Accessories, Pet Leashes & Harnesses, Natural & Organic Pet Products, Pet Medications & Supplements, Pet Treats & Chews, Pet Cleaning & Odor Control, Pet Flea & Tick Prevention, Pet Dental Care Products, Pet Food Storage Solutions, Pet Gift Baskets, Pet Memorial Items, Pet Stain & Odor Removers, Pet Training Aids, Pet Vitamins & Supplements, Pet Water & Food Bowls, Seasonal Pet Products, Aquatic Pet Services, Pet Grooming Supplies, Pet Photography Services, Pet Birthday Supplies, Dog Walking Services, Pet Weight Management Products, Pet Allergy Relief Products, Pet Electronic Gadgets, Custom Pet Portraits, Pet Subscription Boxes, Pet Party Planning Services, Pet-safe Pest Control Products, Pet Behavior Consultations, Pet Agility & Sports Equipment, Pet Loss Support Services, Eco-friendly Pet Products, Pet Educational Resources, Pet First Aid Supplies, Pet Emergency Preparedness Kits
Freshwater Fish, Saltwater Fish, Aquarium Supplies, Aquarium Maintenance, Aquarium Installation, Aquarium Custom Design, Aquarium Cleaning, Fish Food, Aquarium Filtration, Aquarium Lighting, Aquarium Heaters, Aquarium Pumps, Aquarium Thermometers, Aquarium Decorations, Aquarium Gravel, Aquarium Stands, Fish Tanks, Aquascaping, Water Testing, Water Treatment, Pond Supplies, Pond Maintenance, Pond Installation, Koi Fish, Live Coral, Invertebrates, Fish Medication, Fish Breeding Supplies, Aquarium Plants, Marine Aquarium Supplies, Nano Aquariums, Planted Aquarium Supplies, Aquarium CO2 Systems, Aquarium Controllers, Aquarium Test Kits, Fish Quarantine, Aquarium Hoods, Aquarium Chillers, Aquarium Backgrounds, Fish Transportation, Fish Tank Relocation, Fish Tank Repair, Marine Fish Species, Tropical Fish Species, Cichlid Fish, Fish Care Information, Aquarium Filter Accessories, Aquarium Air Stones, Aquarium Tubing, Aquarium Netting
Guided Tours, Historical Tours, Cultural Tours, Nature and Wildlife Tours, Adventure Tours, Food and Wine Tours, Photography Tours, Bicycle Tours, Walking Tours, Boat Tours, Night Tours, Private Tours, Group Tours, City Tours, Museum Tours, Art Gallery Tours, Shopping Tours, Ghost and Haunted Tours, Theme Park Visits, Gardens and Parks Tours, Aquarium Tours, Zoo Tours, Beach Tours, Mountain Tours, National Park Tours, Cave Tours, Festival Tours, Sports Tours, Fishing Tours, Water Sports Activities, Scuba Diving Tours, Snorkeling Tours, Hiking Tours, Bird Watching Tours, Wildlife Safari Tours, Whale Watching Tours, Horseback Riding Tours, Skiing and Snowboarding Tours, Hot Air Balloon Tours, Helicopter Tours, Paragliding Tours, Parasailing Tours, Skydiving Tours, Bungee Jumping Tours, Zip-lining Tours, ATV Tours, Segway Tours, Kayaking and Canoeing Tours, Rock Climbing Tours, Motorcycle Tours, Photography Workshops
Animal Encounters, Guided Wildlife Tours, Bird Watching Excursions, Conservation Education Programs, Wildlife Photography Workshops, Nighttime Safari Tours, Reptile Exhibits, Amphibian Exhibits, Mammal Exhibits, Aquatic Wildlife Exhibits, Interactive Feeding Experiences, Zookeeper Talks, Behind-the-Scenes Tours, Animal Adoption Programs, Birthday Party Packages, Corporate Event Hosting, School Field Trips, Summer Camp Programs, Gift Shop, Cafeteria Services, Picnic Areas, Playground Facilities, Annual Memberships, Animal Rehabilitation Services, Wildlife Conservation Fundraisers, Group Discounts, Stroller Rentals, Wheelchair Accessible Facilities, First Aid Services, Lost and Found Services, ATM Services, Drinking Fountains, Restroom Facilities, Baby Changing Stations, Parent Relaxation Zones, Free Parking, Guided Nature Hikes, Seasonal Special Events, Nature Art Classes, Bird of Prey Exhibits, Insect Exhibits, Butterfly Garden, Botanical Garden, Fishing Pond, Canoe and Kayak Rentals, Camping Facilities, Educational Volunteer Opportunities, Family Adventure Packages, Wildlife Sketching Workshops, Animal Behavior Research, Nature Film Screenings, Outdoor Yoga Classes, Eco-Friendly Facility Rental
Online Courses, Professional Development Workshops, Tutoring Services, Language Classes, STEM Programs, Art and Design Classes, Music Lessons, Adult Education, Summer Camps, Coding Bootcamps, SAT/ACT Prep Courses, After School Programs, Distance Learning Programs, Study Abroad Programs, Dance Classes, Parent Workshops, Financial Aid Counseling, Scholarship Opportunities, Internship Programs, Career Counseling, Creative Writing Workshops, Entrepreneurship Courses, Sports and Athletics Programs, Public Speaking Workshops, Leadership Training, Digital Marketing Courses, Data Science Programs, Environmental Education Initiatives, Robotics and AI Courses, Film and Theatre Classes, Yoga and Mindfulness Programs, Culinary Arts Courses, Fitness and Wellness Classes, Study Skills Workshops, Early Childhood Education, Homework Help Clubs, Mentoring Programs, Photography Classes, Social Media Marketing Courses, Graphic Design Workshops, Resume Building Workshops, Interview Skills Training, Literacy Programs, Mental Health Services, Community Outreach Initiatives, Multicultural Programs, Continuing Education Programs, Volunteer Opportunities, Special Needs Services, Educational Consulting
Personalized Gifts, Custom Photo Gifts, Handmade Jewelry, Gift Baskets, Birthday Gifts, Wedding Gifts, Anniversary Gifts, Gift Wrapping Services, Engraved Gifts, Gift Cards, Baby Shower Gifts, Graduation Gifts, Holiday Gifts, Housewarming Gifts, Gifts for Him, Gifts for Her, Gifts for Kids, Gifts for Pets, Corporate Gifts, Gifts for Teachers, Gifts for Co-workers, Gifts for Travelers, Gifts for Athletes, Gifts for Foodies, Gifts for Gardeners, Gifts for Tech Lovers, Gifts for Artists, Gifts for Book Lovers, Gifts for Musicians, Gifts for Movie Lovers, Gifts for Gamers, Gifts for College Students, Gifts for Grandparents, Gifts for New Parents, Gifts for Fitness Enthusiasts, Gifts for Beauty Lovers, Gifts for Adventure Seekers, Gifts for Home Chefs, Gifts for DIY Lovers, Gifts for Photographers, Gifts for Wine Lovers, Gifts for Tea Lovers, Gifts for Coffee Lovers, Gifts for Crafters, Gifts for Fashionistas, Gifts for Self-Care, Gifts for Environmentalists, Gifts for Sports Fans, Gifts for Eco-Conscious Shoppers, Gifts for Spiritual Seekers
Wedding Venue, Conference Center, Corporate Event Space, Party Hall Rental, Banquet Hall, Outdoor Event Space, Indoor Event Space, Exhibition Hall, Trade Show Venue, Concert Venue, Theater Venue, Meeting Room Rental, Reception Hall, Private Event Space, Networking Event Space, Gala Dinner Venue, Ceremony Venue, Festival Grounds, Art Gallery Rental, Product Launch Venue, Retreat Center, Sports Event Space, Fundraiser Venue, Catering Services, Event Planning Assistance, Audio-Visual Equipment Rental, Live Streaming Services, Team Building Activities, Birthday Party Venue, Holiday Party Venue, Anniversary Party Venue, Bridal Shower Venue, Baby Shower Venue, Graduation Party Venue, Prom Venue, Award Ceremony Venue, Film Screening Venue, Fashion Show Venue, Comedy Show Venue, Lecture Hall Rental, Photo Shoot Location, Film Production Location, Food and Beverage Services, VIP Lounge, Themed Event Space, Rooftop Event Space, Parking and Transportation Services, On-site Event Staff, Accessible Event Venue, Multi-purpose Event Space
All categories dont have the option to add services, so if you have this option only then add these services mentioned above. Also make sure first that these are services you offer before adding them. Add the one you think is relevant one after the other.
The second and more easy way is to use our Category Finder Tool. The tool allows 5 free usages a month, so you can do this with the free plan.
You can use the free version of the category Finder Tool to find this. Signup here: Category Finder Tool
The screenshot below shows how you can use this.
How to use the tool?
Here are the steps you need to follow to most effectively use the tool.
Step 1: Navigate to the Category Finder Tool, where you'll be redirected to the signup page to create an account.
Step 2: Upon signing up, you'll land on the Category Finder Tool homepage. Here, enter the main category for your business, designated as '1' in the image above.
Step 3: After completing step 2, numerous categories will appear in section 2. Click on any to uncover more relevant categories, with the dark bubble displaying the keyword search count.
Step 4: At the category page's bottom, you'll find related services, or additional categories to include. By clicking the 'Compare on Google Trends' button, you can contrast these categories to analyze category comparisons and seasonal variations in keyword searches.
How to choose a Primary Category from a list of Categories.
Selecting the right primary category for your business in Google My Business is a crucial step in improving your local SEO performance. The primary category you choose should accurately represent the core service or product you offer. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you make the best choice:
Understand Your Business: Identify the central service or product your business offers. This will guide you towards the most fitting category.
Explore the GMB Categories: Explore the categories we provide you in Method 1 and Method 2. See which one of them is the most relevant for your business.
Check Keyword Search Volume: The number we provide in the dark bubble in Method 2 is the average monthly search volume. Make sure that the primary category you selected has enough search volume.
Seasonal changes: There are seasonal changes in search volume for some categories. For example an A/C mechanic won't have enough demand in winter and on the other hand a snow plough operator won't have much search traffic in Summer. So, that is why in method 2 you can search on Google trends to see how search changes with time.
Analyze Competitors: Look at what primary categories your successful competitors are using. This can give you insights into what might work for your business too.
Consider Customer Perspective: Think about the terms your customers might use to search for your services or products. Selecting a category that aligns with customer search behavior can enhance visibility.
Monitor and Adjust if Necessary: SEO is a constantly evolving field. Regularly review the performance of your selected category and be prepared to make adjustments if you find that it's not providing the expected results.
Selecting the right categories in Google My Business (GMB) is crucial for your online success. Your choices in primary and secondary categories directly impact how your business ranks and who finds you.
In this article, we've shown you how to choose relevant categories and why they matter. Whether manually selecting from a provided list or using the Category Finder Tool, the aim is to align with your business's core offerings and customer needs.
Remember, the right categories help Google understand your business better, connecting you with a wider audience. Regularly review and adjust your selections to keep up with trends and demands. With careful planning and insight, your GMB profile can be a powerful tool in growing your business.