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    Exclamation Google Launches Greatly Enhanced Business Photos - Google My Business Update

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    Google just released an exciting new, long awaited update.

    Uploading images to your Google Local listings just got at least 10 times better with several new features and enhancements added.

    Image uploads are now divided into easy to understand categories, with descriptions and examples.
    AND you can now select the image you prefer to feature in search and the knowledge graph.

    Here is the official announcement:
    Better than 1,000 words: introducing new photo tools to help you show off your business on Google

    Google gave us a sneak peak before launch so I've had the upgrade in my Google test account to play with for a couple days. Below is a screenshot in case some of you don't have the update yet.

    "Identity Photos" info card with breakdown and examples

    BizPhotosIdentity


    BUSINESS PHOTO CATEGORIES

    Identity photos - 3 Sub-categories: Profile | Logo | Cover
    Interior photos
    Exterior photos
    Product photos
    Team photos
    Additional photos

    NOTE: The different photo cards (categories) inside the GMB photos dashboard don't affect where the photos show up live on the listing (except for cover or profile images.) So the cards for interior, exterior, product, staff photos are just to help the owner organize photos.

    I wanted to point out a couple important benefits that are subtle and could be overlooked.

    CHOOSE PREFERRED IMAGE - Select which image you "prefer" to show up when people search for them on Google. (NOTE: Not guaranteed, but it's a way to signal Google which image you prefer.)

    With the usual overly subtle GMB UI, this feature is easy to miss. On the "Identity Photos" card, see 3 small almost invisible dots at top right? That's where it offers the chance to "Select the photo you recommend to show first on Google Maps and Search." So you can select Profile, Logo or Cover.

    CLICK AND DRAG TO REORGANIZE - Like I said, the different sections don't affect where the photos show up live on the listing - it's just to help you stay organized.

    Initially all or most of your existing photos will be dropped into "additional photos". So just drag them to a different card if you like. I had an existing picture of a polar bear in additional photos for Linda's Snow Shop. I just dragged it up to "Staff Photos".

    LOGOS - Now Google allows, even encourages you to add a logo. (In the past they didn't really like you to upload logos to your local listing.)

    So all in all some VERY much needed and long awaited improvements to the image experience in GMB!

    Don't you love it???

    Any questions?


    Linda Buquet .:. Forum Founder, Google Local Specialist

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    Re: Google Launches Greatly Enhanced Business Photos - Google My Business Update

    Love the profile image I just added for Linda's Snow Shop?

    Name:  snowboard-baby.jpg
Views: 930
Size:  24.1 KB

    I didn't do a whole lot with images on that page, just added profile and cover photos.

    But check out my reviews. Jade and Joy and Keenan picked my little business apart!

    FYI - That's a test account Google set up for me a couple years ago - not a fake business listing I set up for myself. Would I do that???

    Anyway... what do you think of the update.

    Totally AWESOME, right???
    Linda Buquet .:. Forum Founder, Google Local Specialist

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    Re: Google Launches Greatly Enhanced Business Photos - Google My Business Update

    I have to admit, I do like this new feature. Pretty cool.

    BTW, I do love those reviews Linda. Especially Joy's! LOL
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    Re: Google Launches Greatly Enhanced Business Photos - Google My Business Update

    Thanks for Sharing Linda...

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    Re: Google Launches Greatly Enhanced Business Photos - Google My Business Update

    You're welcome Scott and Justin.

    So does everyone have the update already?

    Weigh in and let us know and tell us what you think!
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    Re: Google Launches Greatly Enhanced Business Photos - Google My Business Update

    I have only checked 3 or 4 brick and mortar businesses, but they have it. Not sure about SABs though. Anyone checked any SABs?
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    Re: Google Launches Greatly Enhanced Business Photos - Google My Business Update

    All the TCs got this update in advance yesterday. So we had a chance to play with it, work with some images and put our posts together.

    Wanted to share the other Top Contributor's posts which highlight additional information.

    Here is Mike's detailed post:

    Google My Business Upgrades Business Photos

    And here is Joy's post:

    Google My Business Adds New Photos Dashboard | Imprezzio Marketing
    Linda Buquet .:. Forum Founder, Google Local Specialist

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    Re: Google Launches Greatly Enhanced Business Photos - Google My Business Update

    Hi Linda,

    Great news!

    Do you know if the business owner can now remove photos uploaded by a Google Trusted Photographer under the Business View project?

    That is a much needed tool. If it isn't there, perhaps you can ask your contacts to add it.

    Regards,
    Jim

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    Re: Google Launches Greatly Enhanced Business Photos - Google My Business Update

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Rawlins View Post
    I have only checked 3 or 4 brick and mortar businesses, but they have it. Not sure about SABs though. Anyone checked any SABs?
    Scott - I checked an SAB - They have the product photos and team photos. They don't have photos at work (since these are supposed to be at the physical location) or internal or exterior photos.
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    Re: Google Launches Greatly Enhanced Business Photos - Google My Business Update

    Thanks Joy. That certainly makes sense.
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