Google’s 7 Pack Local listing facility is getting so much popularity that it became essential for most of local businesses to get listed in Local listing so they can get more local search hits. To list your business in local listing depends on number of factors, Out of them the most important key factor is the category selection for your business.
To get your business successfully listed in local listing on Google map, you must use Local Business Center (LBC) which will be very helpful in picking the right category for your business. Categories are playing vital role in Local listing and that’s why it is important that you choose the categories very carefully and relevant to any given search to meet your short and long tail priorities.
With currently available ways they have presented, it’s little hard to select the most suitable categories for you or your client’s listing.
Mike Blumenthal, aka Professor Maps, has recently released a tool which is very helpful in category selection. This tool helps in finding the right category for your business by searching in Google’s Local Business Center’s category database. This tool is under Beta Testing which is right now only providing assistance in picking the most suitable categories for your Google Local Business Center listing and limited in USA only.
If you’re not sure how to choose the right category for your business, this tool makes it easier so you can get your listing correct right from the start.