said 10 months, 1 week ago:
@andrea-vahl @amyhallbiz Andrea (and Amy), I wanted to share to further clarify my understanding and original feedback. I rechecked last night how a Page can be set up and I did reconfirm there are different categories an admin can select when setting up the Page. Essentially there are 10 categories with one additional ‘other’ category an admin must select when initially setting up their Page.
One use of categories is to define the type of organization or profile for the Page which Facebook uses within its search algorithms for community members. And Local Businesses & Places certainly allow check-ins. As for the other categories, it still remains unclear as to the benefit other than information loading (informational fields offered) in the Page About section.
Categories do include Local Businesses & Places, Brands & Products, Companies & Organizations, Movies, Music, Television, People, Sports, Books & Magazines, Websites & Blogs and the catch all “Other” category.
If either one of you know additional benefits for considering a Page’s category, please let me know – or if you can share a link with me to research this topic further, it would appreciated. FB Help is not always helpful and my online searches last night didn’t really clarify or explain this minor nuance.