13 Sep '13, 4pm

Google Carousel: Local Search Optimization 101 – Part 1 #SEO #Marketing

Google Carousel: Local Search Optimization 101 – Part 1 #SEO #Marketing

The photos in the carousel are taken directly from the listing’s G+ page. Notice that Golden Chopstick’s photo is a picture of their listing in Google maps – this is because Google will only post high-quality photos. Although Golden Chopstick’s Google+ page has a photo of their takeout joint, it is very low-quality. Google can recognize “hey, this photo isn’t that great, we would rather post their Google maps snapshot instead of the low-quality photo they have on their page.” The Carousel will only pull pictures from Google’s servers. This means the nice picture on your website won’t ever show up on the carousel, but instead it will post the picture that lives somewhere in Google’s servers, whether it be from G+ or a Google maps listing.

Full article: http://www.seerinteractive.com/blog/google-carousel-local...

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