Google LBC Categories

Edit (Aug 25 2009)
I haven’t kept track of how Google handles categories in their Local Business Center for quite a while. I just received a great email from Maxou in France letting me know that Google’s method to select business categories has changed, you can now enter your own category in a text field. More details are here at Search Engine Roundtable: http://www.seroundtable.com/archives/016882.html

Below is my original post from Feb 2007:

Here’s a list of categories taken from the Google Local Business Center. These categories appear when you’re trying to classify your business for a listing within http://maps.google.com.

Business to Business
Business to Business – Machine Shops
Business to Business – Manufacturers
Business to Business – Wholesalers
Education
Education – Beauty Schools
Education – Charter Schools
Education – Colleges & Universities
Education – Computer Training
Education – Driving Schools
Education – Elementary Schools
Education – High Schools
Education – Junior High Schools
Education – Kindergartens
Education – Middle Schools
Education – Music Schools
Education – Night Schools
Education – Preschools
Education – Private Schools
Education – Real Estate Schools
Education – Religious Schools
Education – Tutoring
Education – Vocational & Technical Schools
Entertainment
Entertainment – Adult
Entertainment – Archery Ranges
Entertainment – Arenas & Stadiums
Entertainment – Art Galleries
Entertainment – Athletic, Fitness & Health Clubs & Gymnasiums
Entertainment – Auto Racing & Speedways
Entertainment – Ballrooms
Entertainment – Batting Cages
Entertainment – Beaches
Entertainment – Billiards & Pool
Entertainment – Bingo
Entertainment – Bowling
Entertainment – Bridge & Card Clubs
Entertainment – Climbing
Entertainment – Comedy Clubs
Entertainment – Country Clubs
Entertainment – Dance Classes
Entertainment – Dance Clubs
Entertainment – Dinner Theaters
Entertainment – Disc Jockeys
Entertainment – Driving Ranges
Entertainment – Football
Entertainment – Golf Courses
Entertainment – Gymnastics
Entertainment – Hiking
Entertainment – Karaoke
Entertainment – Live Music
Entertainment – Miniature Golf Courses
Entertainment – Movie Theaters
Entertainment – Museums
Entertainment – Night Clubs
Entertainment – Opera Houses
Entertainment – Orchestras & Symphonies
Entertainment – Paintball
Entertainment – Parks
Entertainment – Performing Arts Theaters & Playhouses
Entertainment – Planetariums
Entertainment – Racquetball Courts
Entertainment – Self Defense & Martial Arts Classes
Entertainment – Shooting Ranges
Entertainment – Skating Rinks
Entertainment – Ski Slopes
Entertainment – Soccer Clubs
Entertainment – Spas
Entertainment – Squash Courts
Entertainment – Swimming Pools
Entertainment – Tennis Courts
Entertainment – Tourist Attractions
Entertainment – Wineries
Entertainment – Yoga Classes
Government Offices
Government Offices – County
Government Offices – Courts
Government Offices – Education & School
Government Offices – Federal
Government Offices – Fire Departments
Government Offices – Local
Government Offices – Police
Government Offices – Post Offices
Government Offices – Sheriffs
Government Offices – State
Health & Medical
Health & Medical – Abortion Services
Health & Medical – Acupuncture
Health & Medical – Alcoholism Counseling & Treatment
Health & Medical – Allergists
Health & Medical – Alternative Medicine
Health & Medical – Animal Hospitals
Health & Medical – Assisted Living
Health & Medical – Cardiologists
Health & Medical – Chiropractors
Health & Medical – Clinics & Medical Centers
Health & Medical – Counseling
Health & Medical – Dentists
Health & Medical – Dermatologists
Health & Medical – Endocrinologists
Health & Medical – Family & General Practice Physicians
Health & Medical – Gastroenterologists
Health & Medical – Geriatrics
Health & Medical – Gynecologists
Health & Medical – Hematologists
Health & Medical – Hospices
Health & Medical – Hospitals
Health & Medical – Immunologists
Health & Medical – Infectious Diseases
Health & Medical – Infertility
Health & Medical – Internal Medicine
Health & Medical – Nephrology
Health & Medical – Neurologists
Health & Medical – Neurosurgeons
Health & Medical – Nursing Homes
Health & Medical – Obstetricians
Health & Medical – Oncologists
Health & Medical – Ophthalmologists
Health & Medical – Optometrists
Health & Medical – Orthodontists
Health & Medical – Orthopedics
Health & Medical – Otolaryngologists
Health & Medical – Pain Management
Health & Medical – Pediatricians
Health & Medical – Physical Therapists
Health & Medical – Plastic Surgeons
Health & Medical – Podiatrists
Health & Medical – Psychiatrists
Health & Medical – Psychologists
Health & Medical – Pulmonologists
Health & Medical – Radiologists
Health & Medical – Rheumatologists
Health & Medical – Sports Medicine
Health & Medical – Surgeons
Health & Medical – Travel Medicine
Health & Medical – Urologists
Health & Medical – Veterinarians
Organizations
Organizations – Chambers of Commerce
Organizations – Charities
Organizations – Churches
Organizations – Fraternal
Organizations – Historical Societies
Organizations – Mosques
Organizations – Non-profit
Organizations – Professional
Organizations – Religious
Organizations – Sports Clubs
Organizations – Stock Exchanges
Organizations – Synagogues & Temples
Organizations – Volunteer
Organizations – Welfare
Organizations – Youth
Real Estate
Real Estate – Agents & Realtors
Real Estate – Apartment Buildings & Complexes
Real Estate – Appraisers
Real Estate – Commercial
Real Estate – Home Inspection
Real Estate – Property Management
Real Estate – Surveyors
Restaurants
Restaurants – Afghan
Restaurants – African
Restaurants – All You Can Eat
Restaurants – American
Restaurants – Argentinean
Restaurants – Australian
Restaurants – Austrian
Restaurants – Banquet Halls
Restaurants – Barbecue
Restaurants – Bars, Pubs & Taverns
Restaurants – Belgian
Restaurants – Brazilian
Restaurants – Breakfast & Brunch
Restaurants – Breweries & Brewpubs
Restaurants – British
Restaurants – Buffets
Restaurants – Cafes
Restaurants – Cajun
Restaurants – Caribbean
Restaurants – Caterers
Restaurants – Chilean
Restaurants – Chinese
Restaurants – Coffee Shops
Restaurants – Colombian
Restaurants – Creole
Restaurants – Cuban
Restaurants – Czech
Restaurants – Delicatessens
Restaurants – Delivery
Restaurants – Dessert
Restaurants – Dim Sum
Restaurants – Diners
Restaurants – Ethiopian
Restaurants – Family Style
Restaurants – Fast Food
Restaurants – Fine Dining
Restaurants – French
Restaurants – German
Restaurants – Greek
Restaurants – Halal
Restaurants – Hungarian
Restaurants – Ice Cream
Restaurants – Indian
Restaurants – Indonesian
Restaurants – Irish
Restaurants – Italian
Restaurants – Jamaican
Restaurants – Japanese
Restaurants – Korean
Restaurants – Kosher
Restaurants – Lebanese
Restaurants – Malaysian
Restaurants – Mexican
Restaurants – Middle Eastern
Restaurants – Moroccan
Restaurants – Nepali
Restaurants – Pakistani
Restaurants – Pizza
Restaurants – Polish
Restaurants – Polynesian
Restaurants – Portuguese
Restaurants – Russian
Restaurants – Sandwiches
Restaurants – Seafood
Restaurants – Southern
Restaurants – Southwestern
Restaurants – Spanish
Restaurants – Sports Bars
Restaurants – Steakhouses
Restaurants – Sushi
Restaurants – Swedish
Restaurants – Takeout
Restaurants – Tapas
Restaurants – Thai
Restaurants – Tibetan
Restaurants – Turkish
Restaurants – Vegan
Restaurants – Vegetarian
Restaurants – Vietnamese
Retail Stores
Retail Stores – Animals & Pets
Retail Stores – Antiques & Collectibles
Retail Stores – Appliances
Retail Stores – Art Supplies
Retail Stores – Automobile Alarms
Retail Stores – Automobile Audio
Retail Stores – Automobile Parts & Supplies
Retail Stores – Automobiles
Retail Stores – Automobiles – New
Retail Stores – Automobiles – Used
Retail Stores – Awards & Trophies
Retail Stores – Baby Clothing & Supplies
Retail Stores – Bakeries
Retail Stores – Banks
Retail Stores – Beds & Mattresses
Retail Stores – Beer
Retail Stores – Bicycle
Retail Stores – Boating
Retail Stores – Books & Magazines
Retail Stores – Bridal
Retail Stores – Building Supplies
Retail Stores – Butchers
Retail Stores – CDs, Records & Tapes
Retail Stores – Camera & Photography
Retail Stores – Candles
Retail Stores – Candy
Retail Stores – Carpet & Flooring
Retail Stores – Charity & Thrift
Retail Stores – Cheese
Retail Stores – China & Glassware
Retail Stores – Cigars, Cigarettes, Tobacco & Smoking
Retail Stores – Clothing
Retail Stores – Comic Books
Retail Stores – Computers
Retail Stores – Consignment
Retail Stores – Convenience
Retail Stores – Cosmetics
Retail Stores – Costumes
Retail Stores – Craft Supplies
Retail Stores – Credit Unions
Retail Stores – DVDs, Videotapes & Movies
Retail Stores – Department
Retail Stores – Discount
Retail Stores – Electrical Equipment
Retail Stores – Electronics
Retail Stores – Equipment Rental
Retail Stores – Fabric, Sewing Supplies & Notions
Retail Stores – Fireplace Equipment
Retail Stores – Fireworks
Retail Stores – Fish & Seafood
Retail Stores – Fishing Supplies
Retail Stores – Flea Markets
Retail Stores – Florists
Retail Stores – Furniture
Retail Stores – Games & Hobbies
Retail Stores – Garden & Gardening
Retail Stores – Gas Stations
Retail Stores – Gift
Retail Stores – Gift Baskets
Retail Stores – Green Grocers
Retail Stores – Grocery & Supermarkets
Retail Stores – Guns
Retail Stores – Hardware
Retail Stores – Health Food
Retail Stores – Hot Tubs, Saunas, Spas & Swimming Pools
Retail Stores – Hunting
Retail Stores – Jewelry
Retail Stores – Kitchen
Retail Stores – Laundromats
Retail Stores – Lighting
Retail Stores – Lingerie
Retail Stores – Liquor
Retail Stores – Lumber
Retail Stores – Maps
Retail Stores – Medical Supplies
Retail Stores – Mobile Homes
Retail Stores – Motorcycles
Retail Stores – Music & Musical Instruments
Retail Stores – Newspapers
Retail Stores – Office Equipment & Supplies
Retail Stores – Opticians
Retail Stores – Outdoor Furniture
Retail Stores – Outlets
Retail Stores – Paint, Wallpaper & Wall Coverings
Retail Stores – Paper
Retail Stores – Party Supplies
Retail Stores – Pawn Shops
Retail Stores – Pharmacies
Retail Stores – Plants
Retail Stores – Plumbing Equipment & Supplies
Retail Stores – Recreational Vehicles
Retail Stores – Restaurant Supplies
Retail Stores – Shoes
Retail Stores – Shopping Centers & Malls
Retail Stores – Skiing
Retail Stores – Sporting Goods
Retail Stores – State Stores
Retail Stores – Surplus
Retail Stores – Telephones
Retail Stores – Theater Supplies
Retail Stores – Tires
Retail Stores – Toupees & Wigs
Retail Stores – Toys
Retail Stores – Tuxedo Rental
Retail Stores – Video Games
Retail Stores – Watches
Retail Stores – Wine
Retail Stores – Wool & Yarn
Services
Services – Accounting
Services – Advertising Agencies
Services – Alteration & Tailoring
Services – Animal Control
Services – Animal Shelters
Services – Animal Training
Services – Appliance Repair
Services – Appraisal
Services – Arborists & Tree Services
Services – Architects
Services – Astrologers, Palm Readers & Psychics
Services – Attorneys
Services – Auctions
Services – Auto Detailing & Washing
Services – Automobile Repair
Services – Bail Bonds
Services – Barbers
Services – Beauty Salons
Services – Body Piercing
Services – Burglar Alarm
Services – Cable & Satellite Television
Services – Car Washes
Services – Carpet Cleaning
Services – Cemeteries
Services – Check Cashing
Services – Cleaning & Maid
Services – Computer Consulting
Services – Computer Networking
Services – Computer Repair
Services – Computer Security
Services – Conference Facilities & Halls
Services – Construction
Services – Consulting
Services – Convention Facilities
Services – Copying
Services – Courier & Delivery
Services – Court Reports & Stenographers
Services – Currency Exchange
Services – Data Recovery
Services – Dating
Services – Day Care Centers & Nurseries
Services – Dry Cleaning
Services – Dumps & Landfills
Services – E-commerce
Services – Electrical
Services – Electronics Repair
Services – Embroidery
Services – Employment & Temporary Agencies
Services – Engineering
Services – Engraving
Services – Event Planning
Services – Facsimile sending & receiving
Services – Family Planning
Services – Fencing & Fence Repair
Services – Financial Planning
Services – Food Banks
Services – Funeral Homes & Mortuaries
Services – Garage Door Installation
Services – Gardening & Landscaping
Services – General Contractors
Services – Glass & Window Repair
Services – Graphic Design
Services – Hair Removal
Services – Handyman
Services – Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning
Services – Home Remodeling & Repair
Services – Human & Social Services
Services – Importing & Exporting
Services – Insurance
Services – Interior Design
Services – Internet Marketing
Services – Internet Service Providers
Services – Investments
Services – Janitorial Services
Services – Junkyards
Services – Kennels
Services – Landscape Design
Services – Laundry
Services – Legal Aid
Services – Libraries
Services – Locksmiths
Services – Marinas
Services – Marketing
Services – Massage
Services – Modeling Agencies
Services – Mortgage Services
Services – Moving
Services – Music
Services – Nail Salons
Services – Notary Public
Services – Painting
Services – Passport
Services – Personal Trainers
Services – Pest Control
Services – Pet Boarding
Services – Pet Grooming
Services – Pet Sitting
Services – Photographers
Services – Piano Repair & Tuning
Services – Picture Framing
Services – Plumbing
Services – Pressure Washing
Services – Printing
Services – Process Servers
Services – Public Relations
Services – Publishing
Services – Record Management & Storage
Services – Recording Studios
Services – Recycling
Services – Roofing
Services – Secretarial
Services – Security

3 thoughts on “Google LBC Categories

  1. Thank you very much for this post. However this is an old post there isn’t much difference in current listing. Am i right. If there any change can you provide me the latest listing. This will be very useful to write a good article about Google local business categories on my website FreeZonal. Thank you very much.

Comments are closed.