Every business on the OwnLocal Platform is assigned a primary category and a more specific sub-category. Their primary category determines which section their Business Profile will be listed under on the Categories page.
Changing the Category
You can manually change a business's category by going into their categories settings.
To access a business's categories settings, you'll need to log into your Business Admin Panel. If you have been administered admin credentials, you can log in to your Business Admin Panel here.
Once logged in, select the “Businesses” tab at the top.
Next, find the name of the business whose information you wish to add or update. You can either type the business's name into the search bar at the top, or browse the alphabetical list of results.
Select the business whose information you wish to add or update. This will direct you to the business's admin homepage. Click the "Categories" tab to access their categories settings.
From the categories settings page you have the ability to edit the business's primary category and sub-category. You can also add and remove secondary categories and sub-categories.
To change the primary category, simply click into the box and a drop down menu will appear with all the available options. Choose which primary category most accurately reflects this business.
Below are all the options for primary categories.
After updating the primary category, the sub-category options will change as well. Now you can choose the most appropriate sub-category by selecting it from the drop down menu.
When you have selected the right categories, click the "Update" button to save your changes.
That’s it! You’ve updated the business's category. Now their Business Profile will be listed under their new category.
Due to reindexing and caching, it can take up to four hours for the changes you’ve made to be reflected on their live Business Profile page.