Google Business pages, by now, have become quite familiar to everyone... from SEO experts and web developers, to casual users and those who don't have pages of their own. And while it looked like things would remain relatively uncomplicated, some recent change to the Google Business layout, has got more than a few people talking. Let's ponder this one further.
Larger Google Plus Cover Images
In a move taken almost directly out of Facebook's playbook, Google Business pages will now allow users the ability to customize their page with larger cover photos. Cover photos add both depth and dimension to even the most lackluster Google Business page, so this is one area in which many loyal Googlers will be able to get far more creative and visual. The biggest difference, according to Google, is that Google Business cover photos have a possible maximum size of 2120 x 1192, a significant increase over the limits Facebook imposes.
Expanded "About" Tab
Anyone who thinks our friends at Google aren't keeping a watchful eye on Facebook, need only look at the new "About" section, found on new Google Business pages. What was once a simple area for entering the most basic of the basic, has been expanded into multiple sections, allowing users to keep separate their photos, events, experience, and so on and so forth.
Time will tell if all these efforts and changes are worth it, or if the public is even interested in making the pages pop. Regardless, it will inevitably have an effect on page rank position, and the impression visitors get upon first arriving.
Google Business Photo Dimensions
- Profile Photo 250x250
- Cover Photo 2120x1192
- Shared Image 800x600