Want to optimize your Google My Business profile?
If so, then having professional quality images is essential.
High quality photos make a strong first impression and attract more online visitors.
The below guide walks you through the steps to add, remove, and optimize your Google My Business images.
There are three types of Google My Business photos:
Your photos will look best on Google if they meet the following standards:
Both admins and visitors have the ability to add images to your Google My Business profile.
You can easily remove any photos you uploaded yourself under the Photos tab in the left-hand column. However, if you wish to remove photos that visitors/customers uploaded, you will have to flag them.
You’re only able to flag the photos if they violate Google My Business’s strict guidelines.
According to the guidelines, the photos must be relevant and taken by users at the business location. Stock imagery is not allowed and may be removed.
If you notice that a photo uploaded by a customer violates the Google Maps photo policies, you can request for it to be removed. If you have additional questions, you can always contact us at rater8 or contact Google My Business directly.
Note: If you’ve come across content on Google that may violate the law, let Google know here. They’ll carefully review the material and consider blocking, removing or restricting access to it.
Businesses invest a lot of time and money into their website. The same principles should be applied to your Google My Business profile!
Within Google photos, highlight your building, office, and people, which adds a personal touch. Remember that it’s worth investing in professional-quality headshots. Low-quality photos do not reflect well on your business or services. A team photo is also a great idea.
Important: Your Google My Business photos are often the first thing customers see when searching online. Remember that online visitors may not even make it to your website. Your Google profile may be your only chance to shine and make a lasting impression so make it count with high-quality images.
Once your Google photos are optimized, it’s time to take a closer look at the rest of the profile.
Is your Google profile filled out completely and accurately? Most importantly, how are your online reviews and ratings? After all, low ratings and a low count of reviews often deter prospective customers from your business. Click below to learn more about Google My Business best practices: