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 Karaoke?
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 Karaoke.
Category list for Karaoke:
Live Music Venue
Party Equipment Rental Service
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 Karaoke:
Craft Beer Selection, Signature Cocktails, Wine by the Glass, Bottle Service, Happy Hour Specials, Live Music Nights, DJ Performances, Karaoke Nights, Trivia Nights, Open Mic Events, Sports Viewing Parties, Outdoor Seating, Rooftop Bar, Private Events, Themed Nights, Dance Floor, Pool Tables, Dart Boards, Tabletop Games, Beer Pong, Food Menu, Appetizers and Snacks, Burgers and Sandwiches, Vegan and Vegetarian Options, Gluten-Free Options, Pub Grub, Taco Tuesdays, Wing Wednesdays, Sunday Brunch, Bottomless Mimosa Brunch, Gin and Tonic Bar, Bloody Mary Bar, Whiskey Tastings, Wine Tastings, Cocktail Classes, Bartending Courses, Local Brewery Collaborations, Ladies' Night, College Night, Industry Night, Holiday Parties, New Year's Eve Celebrations, St. Patrick's Day Events, Halloween Parties, Charity Events, Networking Events, Singles' Night, Speed Dating, Art Shows, Comedy Nights, Pet-Friendly Patio
Live DJ Sets, Themed Party Nights, VIP Bottle Service, Private Event Hosting, Dance Floor Access, Ladies Night Specials, Birthday Party Packages, Bachelorette Party Packages, Bachelor Party Packages, Karaoke Nights, Salsa Dancing Lessons, Happy Hour Specials, Outdoor Patio Seating, Rooftop Lounge Access, Live Music Performances, Guest List Services, Table Reservations, Cover Charge Waivers, Dress Code Enforcement, Coat Check Services, Photo Booth Rentals, Specialty Cocktails, Craft Beer Selection, Late Night Food Menu, Hookah Lounge Access, 18+ Night Events, 21+ Night Events, International Nights, Dance Contests, Costume Parties, Holiday Party Hosting, Celebrity Appearances, LGBTQ+ Friendly Events, Exclusive Membership Access, Wine Tasting Nights, Business Networking Events, Comedy Nights, Trivia Nights, Sports Viewing Parties, Charity Fundraiser Events, Dance Fitness Classes, Retro Night Parties, Industry Nights, Student Discount Nights, Military Discount Nights, Couples' Night Out, Nightlife Photography Sessions, Themed Drink Nights, VIP Lounge Access, Branded Merchandise Sales
Live music venue:
Live Band Performances, Acoustic Sets, Open Mic Nights, Jam Sessions, DJ Nights, Karaoke Nights, Music Trivia Nights, Themed Music Nights, Local Artist Showcases, Album Release Parties, Comedy Shows, Dance Performances, Cabaret Shows, Film Screenings, Music Video Launches, Songwriting Workshops, Music Production Workshops, Instrument Workshops, VIP Lounge Access, Live Streaming Concerts, Music Festivals, Food and Drinks, Craft Beer and Wine Selection, Custom Event Hosting, Private Party Bookings, Corporate Event Bookings, Wedding Receptions, Birthday Parties, Anniversary Celebrations, Fundraisers, Networking Events, Live Podcast Recordings, LGBTQ+ Friendly Events, Family-Friendly Concerts, Youth Music Competitions, Battle of the Bands, Brunch and Live Music, Artist Merchandise Sales, Music Memorabilia Sales, Indoor and Outdoor Seating, Seasonal Events, Holiday Parties, Themed Costume Parties, Meet and Greets, Backstage Passes, Special Event Ticket Sales, Advance Ticket Sales, Group Discounts, Seasonal Memberships, Annual Memberships, Gift Certificates
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
Dine-in Service, Takeout Service, Delivery Service, Curbside Pickup, Online Ordering, Catering Service, Outdoor Seating, Private Events, Business Lunches, Happy Hour Specials, Buffet Service, Vegetarian Options, Vegan Options, Gluten-Free Options, Kid-Friendly Menu, Group Reservations, Live Music Nights, Wine Tastings, Local Craft Beers, Signature Cocktails, Daily Specials, Weekend Brunch, Breakfast Menu, Lunch Menu, Dinner Menu, Dessert Menu, Seafood Options, Steakhouse Selections, Gourmet Burgers, Pizza Selections, Pasta Dishes, Asian Cuisine, Mexican Cuisine, Middle Eastern Cuisine, Indian Cuisine, Healthy Salad Options, Soup of the Day, Appetizer Selections, Family Style Meals, Gift Cards Available, Loyalty Program, Online Reservations, Food Allergy Accommodations, Seasonal Menu, Chef's Specials, Farm-to-Table Ingredients, Locally Sourced Produce, Sustainable Seafood, Wine Pairing Recommendations, Cooking Classes, Themed Nights
Cocktail Bar, Happy Hour Specials, Live Music Performances, Outdoor Seating, Private Event Hosting, Tapas and Small Plates, Wine Tasting Events, Themed Nights, Art Exhibitions, DJ Nights, Karaoke Nights, Craft Beer Selection, Signature Drink Menu, Ladies' Night, Dance Floor, Food Pairing Recommendations, Weekly Drink Specials, Sports Viewing Parties, Trivia Nights, Comedy Shows, Cabaret Performances, Open Mic Nights, Sunday Brunch, Cigar Lounge, Rooftop Lounge, Movie Nights, Board Game Nights, Networking Events, Book Readings, Culinary Workshops, Speed Dating Events, Acoustic Sessions, Seasonal Cocktail Menu, Guest Mixologist Nights, Sangria Sundays, Mojito Mondays, Wine Down Wednesdays, Tequila Tuesdays, Throwback Thursdays, Fancy Fridays, Social Saturdays, Industry Nights, Dog-Friendly Patios, Bottomless Mimosas, Food Truck Collaborations, Tiki Bar Nights, Holiday Parties, Mixology Classes, Singles Nights, Piano Bar, Rum Tasting Events
Party equipment rental service:
Party Tent Rentals, Table and Chair Rentals, Inflatable Bounce House Rentals, Wedding Equipment Rentals, Audio and Sound Equipment Rentals, Catering Equipment Rentals, Event Lighting Rentals, Dance Floor Rentals, Portable Restroom Rentals, Photo Booth Rentals, Outdoor Heater Rentals, Table Linen Rentals, Backdrop and Drapery Rentals, Outdoor Movie Screen Rentals, Staging and Risers Rentals, Pipe and Drape Rentals, Event Furniture Rentals, Balloon Decoration Rentals, Party Game Rentals, Themed Party Rentals, Food Service Rentals, Concession Stand Rentals, Projector and Screen Rentals, Lounge Furniture Rentals, Glassware Rentals, Cutlery Rentals, Tableware Rentals, Chafing Dish Rentals, Wedding Arch Rentals, Centerpiece Rentals, Casino Party Rentals, Karaoke Equipment Rentals, Portable Bar Rentals, Grand Opening Equipment Rentals, Conference Equipment Rentals, Children's Party Rentals, Holiday Party Rentals, Canopy Rentals, Truss Rentals, Red Carpet Rentals, Crowd Control Barrier Rentals, Cooling Fan Rentals, PA System Rentals, Carnival Equipment Rentals, Mechanical Bull Rentals, Dunk Tank Rentals, Cotton Candy Machine Rentals, Popcorn Machine Rentals, Snow Cone Machine Rentals, Chocolate Fountain Rentals, Beverage Dispenser Rentals
Live Band Performances, DJ Services, Comedy Shows, Magic Shows, Dance Performances, Children's Entertainment, Celebrity Appearances, Themed Parties, Interactive Game Rentals, Event Hosts & MCs, Photo Booth Rentals, Audio-Visual Equipment Rental, Lighting & Sound Services, Wedding Entertainment, Corporate Event Entertainment, Karaoke Services, Talent Booking Services, Costumed Character Performances, Food & Beverage Catering, Casino Party Rentals, Team Building Activities, Inflatable Rentals, Cultural Performances, Circus Acts, Fire Performances, Stilt Walkers, Caricature Artists, Face Painting, Balloon Artists, Murder Mystery Events, Fundraising Event Entertainment, Holiday Party Entertainment, Trade Show Entertainment, Virtual Events & Performances, Escape Room Events, Sports Event Entertainment, Interactive Workshops, Custom Event Production, Festival Entertainment, Outdoor Movie Screen Rentals, Fashion Show Entertainment, Promotional Models & Brand Ambassadors, Mobile Gaming Trucks, Trivia Night Services, Speed Dating Events, Silent Disco Services, Petting Zoo Events, Live Painting Performances, Video Production Services, Concert Production & Promotion
Wedding DJ, Corporate Event DJ, Birthday Party DJ, Bar and Bat Mitzvah DJ, QuinceaÃ±era DJ, Anniversary Party DJ, Retirement Party DJ, Holiday Party DJ, Festival DJ, Club DJ, Karaoke DJ, Private Party DJ, School Dance DJ, Prom DJ, Homecoming DJ, Graduation Party DJ, Outdoor Event DJ, Non-Profit Event DJ, Themed Party DJ, Silent Disco DJ, Video DJ, Christening Party DJ, Bridal Shower DJ, Baby Shower DJ, Engagement Party DJ, Fitness Class DJ, Fashion Show DJ, Grand Opening DJ, Product Launch DJ, Award Ceremony DJ, Charity Gala DJ, Trade Show DJ, Pool Party DJ, House Party DJ, Brunch DJ, Boat Party DJ, Rooftop Party DJ, Tailgate Party DJ, Virtual DJ, Radio DJ, Podcast DJ, Nightlife DJ, Themed Wedding DJ, LGBTQ+ Event DJ, Cultural Event DJ, Kids Party DJ, Teen Party DJ, Sweet 16 DJ, Casino Night DJ, Trivia Night DJ, Oldies DJ, 90s DJ, 80s DJ, 70s DJ
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
Acoustic Guitars, Electric Guitars, Bass Guitars, Ukuleles, Banjos, Mandolins, Keyboards & Pianos, Synthesizers, Digital Pianos, Organs, Drum Kits, Electronic Drums, Cymbals, Percussion Instruments, Orchestral Strings, Violins, Violas, Cellos, Double Basses, Brass Instruments, Trumpets, Trombones, French Horns, Tubas, Woodwind Instruments, Flutes, Clarinets, Saxophones, Oboes, Bassoons, Harmonicas, Accordions, Music Recording Equipment, Audio Interfaces, Microphones, Studio Monitors, MIDI Controllers, Headphones, Amplifiers, Guitar Effects Pedals, DJ Equipment, Turntables, DJ Mixers, DJ Controllers, PA Systems, Speakers, Mixing Desks, Lighting & Stage Effects, Music Lessons, Instrument Rentals, Instrument Repairs, Sheet Music, Music Accessories
Wedding Planning, Corporate Event Planning, Birthday Party Planning, Anniversary Party Planning, Conference Planning, Trade Show Planning, Charity Event Planning, Product Launch Planning, Gala Dinner Planning, Award Ceremony Planning, Festival Planning, Team Building Event Planning, Fundraising Event Planning, Themed Event Planning, Catering Coordination, Entertainment Booking, Event Design and Decor, Event Production Management, Event Staffing and Security, Event Marketing and Promotion, Event Budgeting and Financials, Event Sponsorship Management, Event Risk Assessment and Safety, Destination Event Planning, Virtual Event Planning, Event Photography and Videography, Event Technology Solutions, Event Ticketing and Registration, Event Accommodation and Travel, Event Venue Selection, Event Time and Schedule Management, Event Accessibility Planning, Event Transportation and Logistics, Event Licensing and Permits, Event Audio and Visual Services, Event Sustainability and Green Initiatives, Post-Event Analysis and Reporting, Event Branding and Signage, Event Swag and Merchandise, Event Public Relations and Media, Event Social Media Management, Event Website Development, Event Seating and Layout Planning, Event Program and Agenda Development, Event Invitations and RSVP Management, Event Food and Beverage Planning, Event Guest Management and Concierge, Event Contingency Planning, Event Post-Production and Editing, Event Proposal and Pitch Development, Event Networking and Connection Opportunities
Wedding Catering, Corporate Event Catering, Birthday Party Catering, Private Party Catering, Outdoor Event Catering, Themed Catering, Buffet Catering, Business Lunch Catering, Cocktail Party Catering, BBQ Catering, Breakfast Catering, Lunch Catering, Dinner Catering, Beverage Catering, Dessert Catering, Brunch Catering, Holiday Party Catering, Graduation Party Catering, Bridal Shower Catering, Baby Shower Catering, Funeral Catering, Vegan Catering, Vegetarian Catering, Gluten-Free Catering, Kosher Catering, Halal Catering, Food Truck Catering, Mobile Catering, Banquet Catering, Boxed Lunch Catering, Picnic Catering, Bespoke Catering, Catering Consultation, Custom Menu Planning, Event Catering Coordination, Full-Service Catering, Catering Equipment Rental, Catering Staff Services, Catering Setup and Teardown, Food Preparation and Cooking, Food Delivery and Pickup, Ethnic Catering, Health Conscious Catering, Farm-to-Table Catering, Organic Catering, Seasonal Catering, Sustainable Catering, Gourmet Catering, Appetizer Catering, Hors d'Oeuvres Catering, Finger Food Catering, International Cuisine Catering, Seafood Catering, Catering for Dietary Restrictions
Piano Lessons, Guitar Lessons, Violin Lessons, Drum Lessons, Voice Lessons, Bass Guitar Lessons, Ukulele Lessons, Cello Lessons, Saxophone Lessons, Flute Lessons, Clarinet Lessons, Trumpet Lessons, Trombone Lessons, Harp Lessons, Viola Lessons, Oboe Lessons, Bassoon Lessons, Keyboard Lessons, Music Theory Classes, Songwriting Workshops, Group Music Classes, Children's Music Classes, Adult Music Classes, Beginner Music Lessons, Intermediate Music Lessons, Advanced Music Lessons, Masterclasses, Music Production Lessons, DJ Lessons, Audio Engineering Lessons, Music Composition Lessons, Band Coaching, Jazz Ensemble Classes, Orchestral Training, Music Exam Preparation, Music Summer Camps, Music Workshops, Choir Lessons, Online Music Lessons, Private Music Lessons, Home Music Lessons, Musical Theater Classes, Music Business Courses, Artist Development, Music Performance Coaching, Musical Instrument Repair, Sight Reading Lessons, Ear Training Classes, Music Therapy Sessions, Music History Lessons
Music Production, Audio Recording, Mixing and Mastering, Voice Over Recording, Sound Design, Podcast Production, Audio Editing, Music Composition, Instrumental Recording, ADR Recording, Vocal Tuning, Songwriting Assistance, Audio Post-Production, Film Scoring, Audio Restoration, Video Game Audio, Commercial Jingles, Foley Recording, Orchestral Recording, DJ Mixing, Audio Books Recording, Audio for Animation, Audio Equipment Rental, Sound Reinforcement, Live Event Recording, Audio Archiving, Vinyl Cutting, Voice Acting Demos, Radio Commercial Production, Sound Effects Library, Music Arrangement, Audio Mastering for Online Streaming, Audio Mastering for Physical Media, Remote Recording, Music Producer Consultation, Virtual Instrument Recording, Audio for YouTube Videos, Sound Branding, Music Licensing, Pro Tools Training, Studio Tour, Rehearsal Space Rental, Music Video Production, Live Streaming Services, Music Collaboration, Session Musician Hire, Music Transcription, Audio Logo Creation, Mobile Recording Services, Audiobook Editing, Audio for Virtual Reality, Surround Sound Mixing
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.