I was in the process of creating a listing for a new client and when I went to add the categories, I discovered I no longer have the option of creating my own. In the old days, meaning a few weeks ago, Google required us to create the primary category from their drop-down list, but I could list the other 4 any way I chose.
Apparently, they no longer allow me to do that. Every category must be chosen from their drop-down list. The problem is that none of the categories apply to my client. Even the primary category doesn't apply, but I had put something in there.
What this means is if your client doesn't fit into one of their pre-made categories, you can't create a listing. They just eliminated probably 50% of the businesses in the country and made my job even harder than before. I really wish that someone would blow that company up and start over. They have screwed up things beyond repair. But since they probably don't have a category for that, who will know?:confused: