I am slightly confused as to what is happening with the Categories that Google Places is presenting me with.
I always assumed that when starting to type a Category, the dropdown menu would show me the official Categories that are available.
However, for two different listings I am presented with different dropdown options?
Example 1 (Bolton, UK):
Example 2 (Bury, UK):
Can somebody please explain what is going on here?
(plumbers’ merchant actually is a better categorisation)
If I had to guess, Google is displaying synonymous categories. That is plumber’s merchant is a localized version of plumber’s supply store. For some reason, one of your listings is displaying the localized categories and the other isn’t.