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 RV park?
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 RV park.
Category list for RV park:
Mobile Home Park
RV Supply 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:
Affordable Mobile Homes, Mobile Home Rentals, Mobile Home Sales, Pre-Owned Mobile Homes, New Mobile Homes, Mobile Home Financing, Mobile Home Insurance, Mobile Home Maintenance, Mobile Home Community Events, Pet-Friendly Mobile Home Park, Family-Friendly Mobile Home Park, Senior-Friendly Mobile Home Park, Mobile Home Park Security, Mobile Home Lot Rentals, Mobile Home Relocation Services, Mobile Home Setup Services, Mobile Home Skirting Installation, Mobile Home Roofing Services, Mobile Home Siding Services, Mobile Home Window Replacement, Mobile Home Door Replacement, Mobile Home Deck Construction, Mobile Home Porch Construction, Mobile Home Interior Remodeling, Mobile Home Exterior Remodeling, Mobile Home HVAC Services, Mobile Home Plumbing Services, Mobile Home Electrical Services, Mobile Home Appliance Repair, Mobile Home Pest Control, Mobile Home Lawn Care, Mobile Home Landscaping Services, Mobile Home Trash Removal, Mobile Home Snow Removal, Mobile Home Park Street Maintenance, Mobile Home Park Playground, Mobile Home Park Pool Access, Mobile Home Park Clubhouse Rental, Mobile Home Park Fitness Center, Mobile Home Park Laundry Facilities, Mobile Home Park Storage Units, Mobile Home Park RV Storage, Mobile Home Park Wi-Fi Access, Mobile Home Park Cable TV Services, Mobile Home Park Utility Services, Mobile Home Park Notary Services, Mobile Home Park Mail Services, Mobile Home Park Package Delivery, Mobile Home Park Emergency Services, Mobile Home Park Referral Program
New RV Sales, Used RV Sales, Luxury RV Sales, RV Trade-Ins, RV Financing, RV Rental, RV Consignment, RV Parts and Accessories, RV Service and Repair, RV Storage, RV Maintenance, RV Warranty Services, RV Customization, RV Insurance, RV Appraisals, RV Inspection, RV Delivery, RV Education and Training, RV Campground Reservations, RV Roadside Assistance, RV Mobile Service, RV Winterization, RV De-Winterization, RV Tire Services, RV Battery Replacement, RV Awning Repair and Replacement, RV Plumbing Services, RV Electrical Services, RV Interior Design, RV Furniture Installation, RV Appliance Installation, RV Solar Panel Installation, RV Satellite TV Installation, RV Internet Setup, RV GPS Navigation, RV Transportation Services, RV Consignment Auctions, RV Modification and Upgrades, RV Security Systems, RV Sanitation Services, RV Roof Inspection and Repair, RV Skirting Installation, RV Leveling System Services, RV Exterior Washing and Detailing, RV Interior Cleaning, RV Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning, RV Mold and Mildew Treatment, RV Odor Removal, RV Owner's Manuals and Guides, RV Customer Support and Consultation
Propane Delivery, Propane Tank Installation, Propane Tank Refilling, Propane Tank Exchange, Propane Tank Inspection, Propane Tank Repair, Propane Appliance Installation, Propane Appliance Repair, Propane Appliance Maintenance, Propane Gas Line Installation, Propane Gas Line Repair, Propane Gas Line Inspection, Propane Gas Leak Detection, Propane Gas Leak Repair, Propane Water Heater Installation, Propane Water Heater Repair, Propane Water Heater Maintenance, Propane Furnace Installation, Propane Furnace Repair, Propane Furnace Maintenance, Propane Space Heater Installation, Propane Space Heater Repair, Propane Space Heater Maintenance, Propane Cooking Range Installation, Propane Cooking Range Repair, Propane Cooking Range Maintenance, Propane Fireplace Installation, Propane Fireplace Repair, Propane Fireplace Maintenance, Propane BBQ Grill Installation, Propane BBQ Grill Repair, Propane BBQ Grill Maintenance, Propane Pool Heater Installation, Propane Pool Heater Repair, Propane Pool Heater Maintenance, Propane Patio Heater Installation, Propane Patio Heater Repair, Propane Patio Heater Maintenance, Propane Generator Installation, Propane Generator Repair, Propane Generator Maintenance, Propane Cylinder Disposal, Propane Cylinder Recycling, Propane Safety Training, Propane Safety Inspection, Propane Safety Consultation, Propane AutoGas Conversion, Propane AutoGas Refueling, Propane AutoGas Repair, Propane AutoGas Maintenance
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.