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 Winery?
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 Winery.
Category list for Winery:
Wine Storage Facility
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 Winery:
Wine Tasting Experience, Guided Vineyard Tours, Winery Events, Wine Club Membership, Wine Education Classes, Private Tastings, Wine and Food Pairings, Wine Blending Workshops, Custom Wine Labels, Seasonal Wine Releases, Gift Certificates, Wine Gift Baskets, Corporate Wine Gifts, Sustainable Winegrowing, Wine Production Tours, Grape Harvesting Experience, Vineyard Picnics, Wine Barrel Tasting, Winery Wedding Venue, Wine Themed Parties, Wine and Cheese Tasting, Vineyard Yoga Classes, Wine and Paint Nights, Wine and Chocolate Pairings, Wine and Cooking Classes, Vineyard Accommodations, Wine Shop, Wine Tasting Room, Group Wine Tastings, Wine Tasting Flights, Wine Bottle Engraving, Wine Release Parties, Wine and Music Events, Winemaker Dinners, Vineyard Photography Sessions, Wine and Art Exhibitions, Wine and Film Nights, Wine and Tapas Nights, Wine Tasting for Beginners, Advanced Wine Tasting, Wine and Spirits Tasting, Wine Cellar Tours, Wine Aromatherapy Classes, Wine and Wellness Workshops, Wine Tasting Cruises, Vineyard Bike Tours, Wine and Hiking Adventures, Wine and Gardening Classes, Vineyard Volunteer Opportunities, Winery Sustainability Tours
Wine Tasting, Wine Pairing, Wine Flights, Bottle Sales, Wine by the Glass, Wine Education, Wine Club Membership, Private Events, Wine Tours, Gift Cards, Customized Wine Recommendations, Charcuterie Boards, Cheese Platters, Small Plates, Live Music, Wine and Paint Nights, Winery Visits, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Catering Services, Corporate Events, Wedding Receptions, Wine Auctions, Local Winemaker Showcases, Wine Gifts, Wine Accessories, Sommelier Services, Wine Storage, Wine Deliveries, Wine of the Month Club, Online Wine Sales, Seasonal Wine Events, Happy Hour Specials, Wine Dinners, Wine and Food Pairing Classes, Bottle Signings, Wine Release Parties, Wine and Cheese Tastings, Wine and Chocolate Pairings, Wine and Cooking Classes, Wine and Spirits Tastings, Wine and Art Exhibitions, Wine and Film Nights, Wine and Book Club Meetings, Wine and Yoga Events, Wine and Travel Packages, Wine and Meditation Sessions, Wine and Fashion Shows, Wine and Fitness Classes, Wine and Photography Workshops, Wine and Poetry Readings, Wine and Dance Performances
Wine Tasting, Wine Pairing Consultation, Wine Club Membership, Wine Delivery, Wine Education Classes, Wine Storage Solutions, Gift Baskets, Custom Wine Labels, Seasonal Wine Selections, Wedding Wine Consultation, Corporate Wine Gifts, Rare and Vintage Wines, Biodynamic Wines, Organic Wines, Wine Accessories, Sommelier Services, Wine and Cheese Pairings, Wine and Chocolate Pairings, Wine by the Glass, Wine by the Bottle, Champagne and Sparkling Wines, Curbside Pickup, Wine Tasting Events, Wine Dinners, Private Wine Tastings, Wine Themed Gifts, Wine Subscription Boxes, Wine Gift Cards, Wine and Food Pairing Recommendations, Local Winery Tours, Wine Tasting Flights, Wine Case Discounts, Wine Cellar Management, Wine Tasting Classes, Wine Party Hosting, Wine Bottle Recycling, Wine Preservation Solutions, Personalized Wine Recommendations, International Wine Selection, Wine and Spirits Tastings, Wine and Cooking Classes, Wine Tasting Room Rentals, Wine of the Month, Wine Artwork, Wine and Charcuterie Platters, Wine and Tapas Nights, Wine Cellar Design, Wine and Paint Nights, Wine Shipping, Winery Event Hosting, Wine and Cocktail Classes
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.