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    Gregory T'KintGregory T’Kint


    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)

    Many thanks in advance,
    Kind regards,


    Joel Headley

    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.

    Gregory T'KintGregory T’Kint

    Hi Joel,

    Many thanks for your feedback.

    Kind regards


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