Bug: Google Maps Local Business Center Requires Selecting Pre-Defined Category?

Sep 14, 2009 • 8:09 am | comments (4) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine
 

A Google Maps Help thread has several business owners complaining that they keep getting an error from the Google Local Business Center category field that says:

Select at least 1 category that matches suggestions as you type

The issue is not that Google is now requiring businesses select a pre-defined category but that even when they do, they still get this error.

Mike Blumenthal has a picture of the error warning shown to these businesses.

There seem to be a small spike in complaints about this error in the past week or so.

Forum discussion at Google Maps Help.

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Comments:

samuel mureithi

09/15/2009 06:58 am

the pre-defined category has been a nightmare in our effort to get listed.we are also getting linked to a webpage that is from our earlier site that gives wrong directions on the map.

samuel mureithi

09/15/2009 07:00 am

the pre-defined category has been a nightmare in our effort to get listed.

Tom

09/15/2009 12:14 pm

Well i suggest that Google should look in the concern soon.

Ronofexcellence

02/25/2012 05:58 pm

I can not get the any categories to drop down  as i type.  No mater what i type in.  This suck...

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