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Social Icons are Back on Local Knowledge Panels


JoyHawkins

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It has been a long time since I've seen social media icons on Knowledge Panels for local businesses. As of today I'm seeing them on a ton. Are you seeing the same?



 

BenFisher

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Have been seeing them on and off for about a month now, but more frequently today.
 

Nikos

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Good find Joy.

I confirm the appearance of social icons in many local business knowledge graphs.

It should be noted that the social icons only appear on desktop view. I wasn't able to replicate them on mobile.
 

Tim Colling

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I have not seen them yet either in my wheelhouse (elder care, home health care and hospice, etc).

From where is GMB getting the "same as" link info? From schema markup on the websites' home pages?
 

Dan Foland

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I have a client that has asked us about these in the past.
They mostly wanted the Facebook icon.

Of course, now Google only shows a Google+ icon on their listing. Not exactly useful Google...
 

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