What are Google attributes and how to manage them with Localistico.
What is a Google attribute?
A Google Attribute is a piece of information that describes your business. There are two types: subjective and non-subjective attributes. Subjective attributes rely on the opinions of Google users who have visited your business. Non-subjective attributes are editable by business owners, and they can define if their business has free or paid Wi-Fi, for example.
How to add and modify Google attributes?
At the moment, only specified user can modify the Google attributes. Please contact to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to manage the Google attributes with your user. Google attributes are visible only to the users who have this feature activated.
Attributes can be selected and applied on a business level via business settings. Attributes added to a business are applied to all venues. Business level attributes can be overridden by adding the categories on the venue level – just like with categories!
The first main category defines which attributes are eligible for your business. Pay attention to the order of your categories, it matters! The attributes are located right under the categories.
If there are errors relating to any attributes, Localistico will detect and mark them with an appropriate warning message. There are two types: deprecated attributes or invalid attributes.
Deprecated attributes are attributes which are no longer in use by a platform. If a platform decides not to use a particular attribute anymore, there is a grace period to allow us to update our attributes and stop using them. During this time, the attributes will be marked as deprecated, it must be removed from the extended attributes list.
An invalid attribute is one that does not belong to the main category selected. This situation can happen when the user changes the main category when he already has selected attributes. All attributes that belonged to the former main category will become invalid and must be removed.
In this case, all the selected attributes belonged to the restaurant category. However, the user changed the man category to bank. The attributes which are invalid for the bank-category are marked with a warning icon.
It is required to remove any attribute with warnings. These attributes should no longer be used, and they will block the publishing action to your platform.