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 Golf course?
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 Golf course.
Category list for Golf course:
Golf Cart Dealer
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 Golf course:
Beginner Golf Lessons, Intermediate Golf Lessons, Advanced Golf Lessons, Junior Golf Lessons, Senior Golf Lessons, Women's Golf Lessons, Golf Swing Analysis, Short Game Lessons, Putting Lessons, Chipping Lessons, Bunker Play Lessons, Trouble Shot Lessons, Course Management Lessons, Driving Range Lessons, On-Course Lessons, Group Golf Lessons, Corporate Golf Lessons, Private Golf Lessons, Golf Fitness Assessment, Golf Mental Coaching, Golf Equipment Fitting, Golf Club Fitting, Golf Ball Fitting, Golf Bag Fitting, Golf Shoe Fitting, Golf Grip Fitting, Golf Club Repair, Golf Club Regripping, Golf Club Reshafting, Golf Club Loft and Lie Adjustment, Golf Video Lessons, Online Golf Lessons, Golf Lesson Packages, Golf Practice Facility Access, Golf Training Aids, Golf Swing Aid, Golf Putting Aid, Golf Fitness Training, Golf Nutrition Coaching, Golf Simulator Sessions, Golf Performance Analysis, Golf Mobility Training, Golf Tournament Preparation, Golf Camps, Golf Clinics, Golf Travel Planning, Golf Skills Assessment, Golf Goal Setting, Golf Progress Tracking, Golf Instructor Consultations
Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Aromatherapy Massage, Sports Massage, Prenatal Massage, Thai Massage, Shiatsu Massage, Reflexology, Couples Massage, Lymphatic Drainage Massage, Chair Massage, Bamboo Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Craniosacral Therapy, Acupuncture, Reiki Healing, Meditation Classes, Yoga Classes, Pilates Classes, Facials, Anti-Aging Treatments, Microdermabrasion, Chemical Peels, LED Light Therapy, Oxygen Facial, Acne Treatment, HydraFacial, Dermaplaning, Body Scrubs, Body Wraps, Mud Therapy, Seaweed Treatment, Detoxifying Treatments, Cellulite Treatment, Infrared Sauna, Steam Room, Cryotherapy, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Salt Therapy, Floatation Therapy, Manicures, Pedicures, Gel Nails, Nail Art, Waxing Services, Lash Extensions, Eyebrow Threading, Eyebrow Tinting, Microblading, Permanent Makeup
Luxury Suites, Standard Rooms, Economy Rooms, Pet-Friendly Accommodations, Family Rooms, Honeymoon Suites, Room Service, Free Wi-Fi, Complimentary Breakfast, Airport Shuttle Service, On-site Restaurant, On-site Bar and Lounge, Fitness Center, Swimming Pool, Spa and Wellness Center, Business Center, Conference Rooms, Banquet Hall, Wedding Services, Event Planning Services, 24-hour Front Desk, Concierge Services, Laundry and Dry Cleaning, Housekeeping, Luggage Storage, Valet Parking, Self-Parking Facilities, Car Rental Services, Tour and Travel Assistance, Currency Exchange, Multilingual Staff, Accessible Facilities, Smoke-Free Property, Gift Shop, ATM/Cash Machine, Safety Deposit Box, Express Check-in/Check-out, Late Check-out, Babysitting Services, Children's Play Area, Outdoor Recreation Activities, Garden and Terrace, BBQ Facilities, Mini-Bar, In-room Safe, Flat-Screen TV with Cable Channels, Air Conditioning, Coffee/Tea Maker
Conference Room Rentals, Business Meeting Space, Corporate Event Venues, Workshop Spaces, Training Room Rentals, Banquet Hall Rentals, Trade Show Facilities, Product Launch Venues, Webinar Hosting, Virtual Meeting Rooms, Audio Visual Equipment Rental, Catering Services, Wi-Fi Access, Video Conferencing Facilities, Presentation Equipment Rental, Team Building Event Spaces, On-Site Parking, Flexible Seating Arrangements, Breakout Room Rentals, Event Planning Services, Exhibition Hall Rentals, Registration Desk Services, On-site IT Support, Printing and Copying Services, Conference Center Tours, Lecture Hall Rentals, Seminar Rooms, Round Table Discussions, Panel Discussion Venues, Boardroom Rentals, Networking Event Spaces, Event Security Services, Customizable Event Packages, Green Meeting Rooms, On-site Hotel Accommodations, Transportation Services, Conference Center Branding, Eco-Friendly Event Spaces, Accessible Facilities, Speaker Preparation Rooms, VIP Meeting Rooms, Executive Lounge Access, Event Marketing Services, Post-Event Cleanup Services, Stage Setup and Design, Conference Center Signage, Event Ticketing Services, Event Sponsorship Opportunities, Professional Photography Services, Event Livestream Services
Wedding Receptions, Corporate Events, Birthday Parties, Anniversary Celebrations, Bridal Showers, Baby Showers, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, QuinceaÃ±eras, Sweet Sixteen Parties, Graduation Parties, Retirement Parties, Holiday Parties, Charity Events, Gala Dinners, Award Ceremonies, Product Launches, Networking Events, Seminars and Workshops, Training Sessions, Team Building Events, Trade Shows, Exhibitions, Art Shows, Fashion Shows, Wine Tastings, Food Festivals, Cultural Events, Themed Events, Outdoor Events, Sports Banquets, Reunions, Engagement Parties, Christenings, Funeral Receptions, Memorial Services, Business Luncheons, Cocktail Parties, Non-profit Fundraisers, Auctions, Movie Screenings, Concerts, Live Performances, Comedy Nights, Karaoke Nights, Dance Parties, Casino Nights, Murder Mystery Dinners, Trivia Nights, Game Nights, Talent Shows, Masquerade Balls, New Year's Eve Parties
Inground Pool Installation, Above Ground Pool Installation, Pool Inspection Services, Pool Repair & Maintenance, Pool Cleaning Services, Pool Opening Services, Pool Closing Services, Pool Leak Detection, Pool Resurfacing, Pool Deck Installation, Pool Deck Repair, Pool Liner Installation, Pool Liner Replacement, Pool Equipment Upgrades, Pool Water Testing, Swimming Pool Renovations, Pool Safety Cover Installation, Pool Fencing Installation, Pool Coping Installation, Pool Lighting Installation, Automatic Pool Cover Installation, Swimming Pool Consultation, Saltwater Pool Systems Installation, Pool Heating System Installation, Pool Heating System Repair, Swim Spa Installation, Swim Spa Repair & Maintenance, Hot Tub Installation, Hot Tub Repair & Maintenance, Pool Chemical Sales, Swimming Pool Accessories Sales, Pool Pump Repair & Replacement, Pool Filter Repair & Replacement, Pool Skimmer Repair & Replacement, Pool Automation System Installation, Pool Automation System Repair, Custom Pool Design, Swimming Pool Landscaping, Solar Pool Heating Installation, Solar Pool Heating Repair, Pool Winterization Services, Pool De-Winterization Services, Emergency Pool Repair Services, Commercial Pool Services, Swimming Pool Tile Installation, Swimming Pool Tile Repair, Pool Plastering Services, Pool Acid Washing, Pool Chlorine Alternatives, Swimming Pool Financing Assistance
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.