How many Google My Business categories should I choose to improve my Google search ranking?

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1. How many Google My Business categories should I choose to improve my Google search ranking?

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We recommend 1-3 categories. This is because the more categories you use, the more ‘category dilution’ there will be in any given Google search.

Your one primary category should be specific to your business as it holds the most in ranking power on Google. For example, if your business is a gym that has childing minding facilities and a cafe, you would select ‘Gym’ as the primary category.

 

Adding just 1-2 additional categories (such as Café or Day Care Centre) won’t weaken your ranking or disperse the results enough for an impact. This will however, allow for a more specific search to find you without it being diluted by too many other categories.

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