Google+ Local Pages Not Showing Categories

Sep 28, 2012 • 8:19 am | comments (5) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Maps

Google+ LocalYet another Google Local bug to report.

Jade Wang from Google said in a Google Places Help thread there are confirmed reports on the categories not showing up on Google+ Local pages.

Jade explained, "It seems that categories are not appearing on some local Google+ pages. (Or, relatedly, some categories are showing, and some are not.)"

She said Google's engineers are working on fixing it but she does not have an estimated time for a fix.

She said there may be a work around to get them to work. She said:

Poke/Null Edit:
- Go into your dashboard to edit your page.
- Submit the edit without changing anything.

- Find your location on
- Edit -> Select a Place, then click where your business is located
- Edit -> Edit this place
- add your desired category if it's not already there, Submit

Please note -- MapMaker edits need to go through review (just like all other edits) before going live.

Forum discussion at Google Places Help.

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09/28/2012 02:39 pm

Really? Does this mean if we don't make an edit but just re-confirm we may have to wait 3 weeks + for the dumb postcard to arrive? This is how it works mostly in Australia

Linda Buquet

09/28/2012 03:07 pm

Hi Virginia, pokes and even data edits should not require a postcard. You only need to re-verify if you change name, address or phone.


09/28/2012 03:23 pm

ok thanks Linda, was aware but the MapMaker has me worried! I'll give it a go now and let you know x

Linda Buquet

09/28/2012 05:13 pm

MapMaker is so tricky! Good luck and let us know.


09/28/2012 05:54 pm

how does it differ from Google Local? I cant seem to see, unless it is because I am logged into Google?

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