Google Local Page Layout - Another Test or Update?

Linda Buquet

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A couple consultants started new threads about this latest change so I merged them into one here:

New Update to Google Local Cover Photos

Since this I think is all part of the same update with just new elements rolling out I might merge those 2 into this one. But for now it's over there.

Here is a great example I posted in that thread of an awesome looking page.


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And as I said there: It's like Christmas around here! Every time you turn around there is something new to open and play with! Pretty exciting!

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ok. You can delete this Linda....jumping the gun before I read other posts...When will I learn ;)

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Keenan Glass

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I pretty much get the two column layout unless I expand the browser to full screen.

The problem is the aspect ratio of the cover image is different in two column. 3:2 vs 16:9 for three columns. So, if you uploaded a cover to max size previously (2120 x 1192px), you could be cutting off important parts of the image for those who are viewing two columns.

I think you're better off re-sizing the image to make sure the important elements are centered and fit within the allotted area for the two column layout (1788 x 1192px).

See if this helps...

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Scott Rawlins

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Is it just me or is anyone else seeing the new layout for a non-merged local page not showing the map today? This is not my client, but just happened to notice it. It's the same for me in both IE and FF. 11-14-2013 3-07-18 PM.jpg

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Linda Buquet

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Oh noozer Scott. It's not just the listing map...
You broke Google maps even on the main search page!!!


Missing Map - We have a problem!


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That's happening for me for all searches in FF and Chrome.

I'm sure it's a temporary glitch and something this major will be fixed soon.
If not I'll let Jade know.

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Scott Rawlins

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Mama always said if you're going to do something, do it right! I hope this is a temp glitch.

Kennan - if I get the monitor, does the ring come with it?:)
 

Linda Buquet

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Think it's fixed.

Scott can you check that specific listing? I can't see what city it's in but checked other ones from that chain and they are fine.
 

Scott Rawlins

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That particular one is still not right, but a couple of clients I checked earlier seem to be back with the map and some don't. Maybe it's just a slow process and it's working its way through. Who knows!
 

Linda Buquet

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Scott, there you are! You have a face. A handsome one at that! :p

Ya things are a little rocky right now. My spidey senses are still tingling, telling me there is more on the way... (Of course one would not need to be psychic or have the inside scoop to predict more changes are coming I guess.) :p
 

Scott Rawlins

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Well, you are certainly too kind with that comment, but thank you.;) Figured it was time to my face with a name (as much as it pains me to do so).

And I agree, something's up. Can't wait, or maybe I can, to see what's next.
 
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We are definitely going to have to resize our image to work within the 3:2 aspect ratio, as we have text that is now getting cut off when the page is viewed on laptop computers. Honestly, this is a bit of a challenge, & I wish the size of the image would remain stable. I wonder if this is a bug?
 

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