Google Maps new search results makes photos significantly more important

October 29, 2023

Google is launching a new Google Maps search results interface that brings to focus the photos that are associated with Google Business Profile listings. Google wrote, “you’ll soon see better-organized search results to spark your imagination.”“Thematic results for activities and dining roll out globally on Android and iOS in the coming weeks,” Google added. Google said it picks the photos using AI, so algorithms decide which photos to choose. As business owners, you should be more conscious of which photos are showing up in your local maps listings. You can upload your own using Google Business Profiles and you may want to encourage customers to upload positive photos, if possible, when they review your business within Google Maps and Local.

The source of this news is from Search Engine Land