With the newest Google dashboard, Google My Business, comes new image requirements for Google local business listing photo sizes. It’s extremely important that you follow Google’s directions when it comes to the kind of photo that you post. Otherwise, it could be taken down and pose a big headache for your company.
- Recommended size: 1080 x 608
- Minimum size: 480 x 270
- Maximum size: 2120 x 1192
How to Do It
When you upload a photo to your company’s listing, the Google local business listing photo size has to be at least 1000 x 1000 pixels. If your photo doesn’t fall within those parameters, Google may not be able to display it. The photo has to be in a JPG, GIF, PNG, TIFF or BMP format and the file size can’t be larger than 1MB. There is a chance that you’ll see pictures from other sources on your Google Places page. For example, there may be pictures from other Google users as well as photos from other areas of the Web. Google is all about trying to enhance the user experience, so they will take several factors into consideration when ranking your listings photos. These include:
- Content (Google tends to rank photos of real images higher than logos. The more relevant the picture is to the nature of your business, the better chances you have to rank higher.)
What NOT to Do
It’s very important that you adhere to Google’s standards if you want your listing to be as successful as it can be. For instance, if you run a restaurant you could run a photo of a menu or of your sign out front. However, in most instances, Google won’t look kindly upon pictures that have only text. You’ll also want to stay away from the following:
- The picture can’t be copyrighted.
- It can’t be a screenshot.
- It has to be of good quality. If it’s blurry, too dark or rotated, it might not make the cut.
And, of course, it can’t be pornographic in nature, can’t promote hate or incite violence, or can’t involve any sort of invasion of privacy – not that any of those conditions would apply to your business anyway. If you want more help when it comes to Google local business listing photo size or you are looking for ways to increase your company’s presence on the Internet, get in touch with Advice Local. Contact us online or call us at 855-714-7634.