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 Jeweller?
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 Jeweller.
Category list for Jeweller:
Jewelry Repair Service
Fashion Accessories Store
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:
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
Bridal Gown Consultation, Bridesmaid Dress Fittings, Wedding Dress Alterations, Tuxedo Rentals, Wedding Accessory Shopping, Wedding Veil Customization, Bridal Gown Preservation, Wedding Dress Cleaning, Custom Wedding Dress Design, Plus Size Bridal Gowns, Designer Wedding Gowns, Mother of the Bride Dresses, Wedding Gown Steaming, Bridal Belt Selection, Wedding Jewelry Consultation, Flower Girl Dress Fittings, Wedding Shoes Fitting, Bridal Gown Storage, Wedding Invitations Design, Save the Date Card Design, Wedding Program Design, Bridal Shower Invitation Design, Wedding Favors Selection, Wedding Decor Consultation, Wedding Registry Assistance, Engagement Ring Consultation, Wedding Ring Selection, Wedding Band Customization, Wedding Cake Topper Selection, Groomsmen Gift Ideas, Bridal Party Gift Ideas, Wedding Guest Book Selection, Wedding Planning Consultation, Wedding Budget Consultation, Wedding Venue Referrals, Wedding Catering Recommendations, Wedding Florist Recommendations, Wedding Photographer Recommendations, Wedding Videographer Recommendations, Wedding DJ Recommendations, Wedding Hair and Makeup Referrals, Wedding Officiant Recommendations, Wedding Transportation Recommendations, Wedding Honeymoon Planning, Wedding Rehearsal Coordination, Wedding Day Coordination, Post-Wedding Services, Wedding Gown Sell-Back Program, Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas, Wedding Vow Renewal Planning
Fashion accessories store:
Designer Handbag Sales, Luxury Watch Collections, Fashion Sunglasses, Trendy Scarves, Stylish Hats, Leather Wallets, Elegant Belts, Statement Jewelry, Designer Shoes, Customized Keychains, Phone Cases and Accessories, Hair Accessories, Unique Tote Bags, Vintage Fashion Finds, Seasonal Accessories, Fashionable Umbrellas, Travel Bags and Luggage, Perfumes and Fragrances, Personalized Accessories, Leather Jacket Selection, Fashionable Face Masks, Stylish Socks and Hosiery, Kids' Fashion Accessories, Men's Fashion Accessories, Women's Fashion Accessories, Ethical and Sustainable Accessories, Festival Clothing and Accessories, Wedding and Special Occasion Accessories, Fashion Gadget Accessories, Workout and Fitness Accessories, Gift Wrapping Services, Custom Engraving, Accessory Repair Services, Personal Styling Consultations, Fashion Trend Workshops, In-store and Online Gift Cards, Free Wi-Fi and Device Charging, Collaborations with Local Designers, Featured Artist Accessories, Exclusive and Limited Edition Collections, Online Shopping and Shipping, Accessory Subscription Boxes, Buy One
Contemporary Art Exhibitions, Abstract Art Showcases, Fine Art Photography Displays, Sculpture Installations, Mixed Media Art Exhibits, Local Artist Spotlight, International Art Collections, Curated Gallery Tours, Art Appraisal Services, Art Restoration Services, Art Investment Consultations, Private Gallery Viewings, Artwork Framing, Custom Art Commissions, Live Painting Demonstrations, Artist Meet and Greets, Art Classes and Workshops, Youth Art Programs, Guided Group Gallery Visits, Charity Art Auctions, Public Art Installations, Outdoor Art Exhibitions, Ceramics and Pottery Showcases, Printmaking Exhibitions, Digital Art Displays, Illustration Exhibits, Performance Art Events, Street Art Collections, Textile Art and Fiber Exhibits, Glass Art Showcases, Jewelry Art Displays, Environmental Art Exhibitions, Artists-in-Residence Programs, Calligraphy and Typography Showcases, Film Screenings and Video Art, Virtual Reality Art Experiences, Interactive Art Installations, Art Book and Publication Sales, Art-themed Gift Shop, Limited Edition Art Prints, Artwork Rental Services, Curator-led Gallery Talks, Art Advisory Services, Museum and Gallery Partnerships, Architectural Art Exhibitions, Art Critique and Discussion Events, Emerging Artist Showcases, Seasonal Art Exhibits, Member-exclusive Gallery Events, Art-themed Social Events, Collaborative Art Projects, Art Residency Opportunities
Women's Clothing, Men's Clothing, Designer Apparel, Handmade Accessories, Custom Tailoring, Personal Styling, Fashion Consultation, Bridal Wear, Special Occasion Dresses, Maternity Wear, Plus Size Clothing, Children's Clothing, Eco-friendly Fashion, Vintage Clothing, Shoes and Footwear, Handbags and Purses, Jewelry and Accessories, Sunglasses and Eyewear, Hats and Headwear, Scarves and Wraps, Belts and Suspenders, Swimwear and Beachwear, Workout and Activewear, Lingerie and Sleepwear, Hosiery and Socks, Outerwear and Jackets, Leather Goods, Denim and Jeans, T-shirts and Tops, Skirts and Dresses, Pants and Leggings, Sweaters and Cardigans, Blouses and Button-downs, Blazers and Vests, Jumpsuits and Rompers, Formal Wear, Home Decor and Gifts, Fragrances and Perfumes, Makeup and Beauty Products, Hair Accessories, Watches and Timepieces, Cufflinks and Tie Bars, Wallets and Cardholders, Phone and Tech Accessories, Custom Embroidery, Alterations and Repairs, Gift Cards and Certificates, Seasonal Collections, Fashion Events and Workshops, Online Shopping and Shipping
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.