Colan Nielsen spotted a new GMB product feature in the dashboard. Now you can categorize your products based on some suggested categories that Google pre-populates within the Products tab in your GMB. They seem pretty accurate but closely related to “things” not “services”
This is not populating for all categories – specifically for those that Google doesn’t associate with selling “things” We use products on all clients that have them available – even those that provide services.
For example, one lawyer I looked at allowed you to add your own categories but didn’t have any categories pre-populated.
Another example is this HVAC client – they do sell “things” in the form of furnaces that they then install – but Google isn’t giving them any suggested categories that allow for that (of course we entered our own categories!)
Are you seeing suggested categories – are they pretty accurate? Is there a lot missing? We’d love to hear your feedback in the Local Search Forum
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