Google Business Pages New Photo Layout & Manage Photos


Google My Business has launched a new photo layout for business pages to manage their business  photos. This new photo layout replaced the initial Manage Photo section launched in Feb 2015. The new photo layout fits within the “mobile first” design that Google is moving towards.

New Photo Layout for Google Business Listings

 

New Key Features:

  • Customer photos: We now show merchants the photos that customers have posted to their listing
  • Optional photo tags: Merchants can now upload a mix of photos into the overview section and no longer need to place them in separate sections unless they want to
  • Simplified primary photo: The cover photo now will be the preferred primary photo by default for new users

 

New Business Page Photo Layout

Log into your Google Business Page Dashboard >> https://business.google.com/manage/

Manage Location >> Photos

Add business specific photos to highlight the features of your business that your customers use when making purchasing decisions.

 

Photo section for Google Business Page

 

Business Specific Photos

Google recognises what type of business you have and tries to offers a layout suited to the business.

Standard Business:

  • Overview
  • from Owner
  • from Customer
  • Interior
  • Exterior
  • At Work
  • Team
  • Identity

Hotels:

  • Overview
  • from Owner
  • from Customer
  • Interior
  • Exterior
  • Food & Drink
  • Common Areas
  • Room photos
  • Team photos
  • Identity

Restaurants:

  • Overview
  • from Owner
  • from Customer
  • Interior
  • Exterior
  • Food & Drink
  • Menu
  • Team photos
  • Identity

Business that have products and not services also display an additional “product” section.

 

New Google business listings photo layout

 

Image Tags

Clicking on a photo opens additional options, like photo tags (provided from a list of relevant options). Note: There is no ability to add custom tags at this time.

 

Image Tags for Google Business Page Photos

 

Business Photos FAQ’s

Q: How does GMB order my photos?
A: Photos are in order of recency. In the future, we may add additional options for ordering photos.

Q: Can I select more than one chip to fine-tune the photo filters?
A: No. You can select only one chip at a time.

Q: Can I apply tags to the photos my customers upload?
A: No. Customer photos are not yet eligible for tagging.

Q: Can I specify the order in which my photos will display?
A: No. Photo order on Maps is currently determined based on quality, which is defined by image size and other attributes, like sharpness (i.e. not blurry). Photo order in GMB is determined by recency.

 

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