Google Business Profile Photos - BrightLocal (2022)

We’ve all heard the saying that first impressions count, and this is just as true online as it is in real life.

Internet users are inherently visual creatures, with approximately 50% of the surface of the human brain devoted to processing visual information. Images and visuals are much more powerful and easier to understand than just text, as well as being easier to recall. You can find all the data behind this here.

Given the human propensity to form impressions and take in information via a visual format, images are tremendously influential and key to your business looking good online.

As businesses and individuals, we’re all very used to curating the images on our website and on our social media channels in view of what we think they say about us both professionally and personally.

But what of our Google Business Profiles (formerly known as Google My Business)? If you’re guilty of thinking of your profile purely in terms of reviews and local search position, you may have overlooked the need to keep a tight rein on your GBP photos.

Ask yourself, for example, how do your existing and potential customers use photos to form an opinion of your business? And does this help them decide to engage with your services, or choose one of your competitors?

Google is pretty clear on its stance on the importance of images in GBP, telling us that:

“Businesses with photos are more likely to receive requests for driving directions to their location, as well as clicks through to their websites, than businesses that don’t have photos.”

Google is increasingly visual in terms of how it uses AI to ‘understand’ the content of images (read our guide to visual search to learn more).

In order to take advantage of the opportunity afforded by having great images, you’ll need to understand what opportunities to add images to GBP exist, who they can be added by, how they can be added, and what types of images work best.

Let’s begin!

Google’s Guidelines For Images

It’s always good to go straight to the horse’s mouth so we can understand Google’s terms of service for the photos that appear in GBP.

This is currently the ‘hub URL’ for photos in Google Business Profiles:

I’d recommend reading through all of the articles in this section—but some of the most important guidelines for photos are as follows:

  • Screenshots, stock photos, GIFs, other manually created imagery, or imagery taken by other parties should not be uploaded.
  • To be relevant, photos or videos must be taken by users at the location in question.
  • If the primary subject of the content is irrelevant to the location, it may be removed.
  • Stylistic adjustments (such as applied filters) are acceptable, provided that these stylistic changes are minimal and aren’t appended elements such as borders, text, collaged images, etc.
  • Content that makes it difficult for others to understand the environment that you’re sharing may be rejected. Examples are excessively dark or blurry images, significantly rotated compositions, and images that use filters to dramatically alter the representation of the place.
  • Images must be of a sufficient resolution. The exact requirements may vary by photo type and point of upload.
  • For 360° photos, superimposed content must be limited to either the zenith or nadir (top or bottom 25% of the equirectangular image), but can’t be present in both.
  • For traditional digital photos and videos, superimposed content can’t take up more than 10% of the image or video, and must be limited to a single edge.
  • Superimposed text or graphics must be relevant.
  • Distracting superimposed text or graphics aren’t permitted.

Keep all of these in mind—these are the guidelines you can use if you need to get user images removed, and of course, these are the guidelines you as a business owner will need to adhere to when uploading your own images.

Please Note: Posting duplicate photos on your Google Business Profile could lead to Google considering your Google Business Profile as spammy, so this should be avoided at all costs. Read more about what to avoid in Google’s ‘Business Profile posts content policy’.

User-generated Images

Users can also upload their images to your business profile (*gulp*)! Again, Google is very clear on the guidelines for UGC, which include the following:

  • contributions must be based on real experiences and information.
  • deliberately fake content, copied or stolen photos, off-topic reviews, defamatory language, personal attacks, and unnecessary or incorrect content are all in violation of our policy.

Google has a pretty huge list of prohibited and restricted content, so have a good read to make sure that the images you add adhere to these policies and that the images that users have added do the same.

Businesses need to be aware that they are not in total control of their images on GBP—sometimes even a user photo can be used to populate a cover photo if the business has not actively managed and monitored their profile:

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Why would I want a user to add images?

Let’s start with Google. Google wants users to add images, and Google wants business owners to encourage users to add images. How do we know this? We know this because Google prompts us to do so with emails, and with notifications on our phones.

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Example of an email from Google to alert a business that new photos have been added by users

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Google’s Local Guide program incentivizes the upload of photos to Google Maps

I’d imagine that Google encourages photo uploads to keep people engaged with their product(s) and to provide a richer experience for people using Google’s platforms such as search and maps.

As businesses, we’re used to thinking and acting in terms of keeping both Google AND our customers and potential customers happy.

So, in this case, encouraging users to add photos of our location, at our location *could* be construed as a clear engagement signal by Google. Plus, it’ll mean that we have more photos for customers and potential customers to browse, hopefully driving them towards using our location or service over an alternative. What’s NOT to like? (Spoiler alert—plenty, but we’ll get to that later).

How to Encourage Users to Add Photos at Your Location

Of course, some types of locations are going to be easier than others, and encouraging user uploaded photos isn’t going to be viable for each and every niche / vertical.

Here are a few ideas for getting photos:

Make Opportunities

Whenever you can, build photo opportunities into the servicescape:

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Provide a Photo-worthy Experience

I’ve made a couple of high-cost purchases where an element of ‘showpersonship’ (if that’s a word) was built into the experience. For example, when I picked up a new car, the ‘unveiling’ was photographed and a video made of it, and the footage and images were emailed to me along with the other details from the garage:

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Help Customers Get the *Best* Photos

Yes, selfies are a thing and people are used to taking them—but imagine you’re working in a bar or restaurant and you see a family group or a celebration and one of them has to duck out of the photos because *someone* has to take the photo? Why not offer to help, and help them get that perfect shot.

If you’re offering a service where having images of that experience is an important part of the offering—because it might be a ‘once in a lifetime’ experience (think white water rafting, surfing lessons, a wedding)—you might also think about having a dedicated photographer that can take photos of your customers.

Simply *Ask*

The most straightforward tactics are so often overlooked. Simply by asking customers, either through posters or flyers at your location, digitally via email, or by actually having a face-to-face interaction (shock horror), you’ll be off to a good start with encouraging those photo uploads.

How to Remove User-generated Images

Happy and engaged customers uploading photos is great, but user-generated content can also suck:Google Business Profile Photos - BrightLocal (6)

And aside from being poor quality, it could also be very inappropriate:

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When a photo is added by a user using the ‘photo update’ feature in Google Maps this can appear directly in your business profile

If a user-added image in some way contravenes Google’s terms of service for user images you can flag it like this:

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Click “Report a problem”

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And then be clear about why you’re reporting the image:Google Business Profile Photos - BrightLocal (9)

Once you have submitted your report Google should get that removed. If they don’t, you’ll need to contact GBP support.

You can monitor user-uploaded images in your GBP dashboard, choose ‘photos’ then select the ‘by customer’ tab and order by date:

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Where do photos appear?

Business uploaded photos and user photos can appear in many places (across devices) including:

  • Your business profile in the SERP (logo, profile photo, product photos, post photos, user updates)
  • In the map pack
  • In Google Maps (desktop and app)

What photos does a business need to add?

Google has a great guide to the types of business-specific photos that can and should be added to a business profile. These include:

  • Exterior photos
  • Interior photos
  • Product photos
  • Photos at work
  • Food and drink photos
  • Common areas
  • Rooms
  • Team Photos

In the guide, Google recommends uploading at least 3 of each type, plus gives tips on how and why each type is recommended. If you haven’t already read this Google guide go read it now!

Businesses can also add 360-degree photos and videos – videos must follow Google’s video guidelines and 360-degree photos need to adhere to these guidelines.

Selecting your Google Business Profile images can be difficult as you want to showcase your brand in the best possible light—which can mean straying too far across the ‘corporate’ line for a local business. You want to have a great selection of professional images, of course, but steer clear of anything that seems too professional and overly polished as it can actually be off-putting and make your brand seem somehow less trustworthy.

Instead, focus on professional yet approachable, realistic but not staged images. A smiley team photo, for example, is a nice alternative to a LinkedIn-style shirt and tie portrait picture. With a little practice and experimentation with good lighting and props, you should be able to produce decent quality images in-house without too much expensive equipment required.

Google’s aim with images is to give local search users a real feel for the business and its products and services so please avoid the use of stock photos!

What is the best Google Business Profile image size?

You’ve likely had to dedicate quite a lot of time, effort, and perhaps even cash to get to this stage. You’ve undoubtedly had to hunt through your archives to find enough images to satisfy Google’s category recommendations.

You may well have come up short and realized that you don’t have images of certain members of staff, particular products, or the interior and exterior of your office. If that’s the case, you might have been forced to purchase a decent camera, lights, and tripod, or outsource the job. If you’ve gone for option two, a professional photographer rarely comes cheap.

The last thing you want now is for all of that energy to be wasted by uploading images that are incorrectly sized. Get this bit wrong and your pictures may appear distorted, could be too big or too small, too grainy due to a low resolution, or enormous because the resolution is too high. You could also find that you spend an unnecessary amount of time uploading, editing, deleting, and re-uploading images to try and get them to look right if you begin with the wrong resolution or image size.

So, what size do Google Business Profile photos need to be?

Google Business Profile Image Dimensions

The Recommended Ratio

The ratio is the relation of height to width. Google recommends a 1:1 ratio where the width and height of the image are equal. Photos display differently across devices and platforms—so you’ll need to actively monitor how your images look. Choose an image that has a center focus and will ‘make sense’ whether it’s shown as a square or as a rectangle.

The Recommended Image Size

Ideally, your Google Business Profile photos should be 720 px tall by 720 px wide. This size allows for the optimal display of the image on all device types. Use these dimensions as the standard for all images you upload and you’ll also maintain consistency across your photo albums. This gives your Google Business Profile a polished, professional appearance.

The Minimum Image Size

Google’s minimum size limit for images is 250 px tall by 250 px wide.

Format Selection (File Type)

Google Business Profile accepts both JPEG and PNG file types. Your images should be saved as one of these two formats before you upload. Your photo editor will very likely provide you with this option when saving your file. You may find that your business logo has been supplied to you in a PNG format, whereas JPEG will likely cover everything else.

What about Google Posts? Google recommends 720px by 720px for Google Posts. Read our full guide to Google Posts for more info, and for a free resource that can help you create Google Post images easily.

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Google Products

I usually add images for products at 1200px by 900 px. It’s worth noting that images for Google Products need to comply with Google’s Shopping Ads policy—if you have an issue getting products approved in GBP it might be because your product images don’t comply:

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How do I, as a business, upload images?

Images can be added via the Google Business Profile dashboard, the new NMX SERP interface, and the soon-to-be-defunct GBP app.

If you have a number of locations and you have bulk verified those listings you can upload images via bulk upload – you can find the full step-by-step instructions here.

How do I know how well my photos are performing?

GBP insights currently includes data on ‘photo views’:

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Along with an indication of how your metrics compare with other similar businesses.

Photo views, as a metric, are currently absent from the new profile performance report but could be added at a later date.

You can also bulk download photo insights for your location or group of locations via the GBP dashboard:

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You can choose the time frame:

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If you do this regularly you’ll be able to compare and contrast the following data points:

  • Total number of photos added by listing owner
  • Number of times a photo added by the owner has been viewed
  • Total number of photos added by customers
  • Number of times a photo added by a customer has been viewed

Influencing Which Images Show in Results

When you upload images to your Google Business Profile, they will be labeled with ‘from the owner’ to distinguish them from images uploaded by customers. This does not mean, however, that your own images will automatically get preferential treatment and be displayed most prominently in your Google Business Profile.

Given the importance of imagery for brand building, you’ll naturally want to wield tight control over which images are most visible to local search users. Google doesn’t specifically give you control over this aspect of your profile, and makes it clear that it won’t necessarily be your cover photo that appears in your business listing in the SERP or the results in the map pack:

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You’ll need to specify the image you’d like Google to use as your cover photo, and then you need to monitor how your profile photo appears across devices, platforms, and locations. In some instances, Google uses image search to populate the profile photo—read more about that here.

If Google is using GBP photos to populate your cover photo in the business profile, and you still can’t get Google to show the image you’ve selected, then Sterling Sky offers these handy tips:

  • Pick an image that looks good in both landscape and a square layout
  • Pick an image that has most of the image in the top half (not the bottom half)
  • The image should be a close-up and not have a ton of background detail
  • An exterior image is generally preferable to the algorithm
  • Use the dimensions 1332 x 750 for the cover photo
  • Use this trick from Ben Fisher to get Google to display the correct photo

When your business appears in the local finder, Google will ideally be looking for an image in your GBP that they can use alongside your listing, justifying its inclusion in those search results. For this reason, it’s a great idea to make sure you have images that Google could use alongside searches for your most popular products and services. For example:

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Note here that in photos 1 and 2 Google is having a little trouble distinguishing between a sloth, a meerkat, and a lemur!

In the business profile when viewed on a mobile, you’ll see a scrolling pack of images like this:

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These photos are algorithmically chosen by Google—the featured images could be uploaded by the business or by the user. According to

If a business owner shares high quality, local, recent photos the likelihood of Google showing your photos over user-generated photos skyrockets.”

How often should I add or remove photos?

Schedule Regular Uploads

As you get into a routine of sourcing images to populate your Google Business Profile, you’ll find that you naturally start to notice opportunities during the course of a typical day. A restaurateur might get into the habit of taking a picture of the daily special, for example, an interior designer might share an image before and after a room makeover, or a car dealer might upload photos of a happy customer driving away.

Make sure that you have images that reflect how your business looks through the seasons, and make sure you keep your images updated to reflect any changes to your services, how you deliver your products and services, new team members, and any other relevant changes.

Go All Marie Kondo on Your Image Portfolio

Don’t be shy about removing images as and when they become outdated. For example, if you make over your guest rooms and the older photos no longer reflect the look and feel, or if you change up your product and service provision. Or, if you originally offered surfing lessons and no longer do so, you might like to remove those from your images, since they won’t be reflecting your current business offering.

Other Helpful Tips

Should I geotag my photos?

TL;DR – No

No, it’s not required. If you are desperate to geotag the images you *could* go ahead, but not until you have done absolutely EVERYTHING else you can do on your GBP with regard to optimizing for ranking and conversions. This is an interesting take on geotagging by Tim Kahlert.

Are there any tools that can help me?

We’re not all awesome photographers, and even though smartphones make it totally possible to take a very reasonable photo or video it might be that we—as business owners and marketers—need to turn to apps and tools to help us.

Apps like LocalPics enable you to send new photos to your Google Business Profile account from a mobile device. LocalPics is designed to meet the specific needs of Google Business Profile users. With no log-in required and a text reminder service, LocalPics makes it quick and easy to push new images straight to your profile. This not only cuts down on the time needed to keep an influx of fresh images flowing to your account, it can also help to tick the ‘authentic’ and ‘genuine’ boxes that Google insists on. is new to the market and manages the process of capturing photos for multi-location businesses. It uses Google’s Cloud Vision API to understand what Google will *see* in the images that their photographer captures for the business, allowing business owners to choose the right shots for their potential customers AND Google.

Canva is a great tool that you can use to resize your photos and change up the design. There are both free and paid versions to choose between.

The ‘Try the API’ function in Google’s Cloud Vision API allows you to upload one of your images to take a look at how Google classifies your image according to its millions of predefined categories.

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Why are my photos not being approved on Google business? ›

Not approved: This status means that Google has determined the picture is inappropriate or violates its Terms of Service. Flagged items with this status won't be displayed on your profile.

How many photos should you have on Google My Business? ›

2. Try taking evenly lit photos of your products. Photos help customers quickly understand the type of work you do. Add at least three photos that are representative of the services you offer.

What photos should I put on Google My Business? ›

Logo: Help your customers recognize your business on Google.
Your photos look best on Google if they meet the following standards:
  1. Format: JPG or PNG.
  2. Size: Between 10 KB and 5 MB.
  3. Recommended resolution: 720 px tall, 720 px wide.
  4. Minimum resolution: 250 px tall, 250 px wide.

Why do Google My Business posts get rejected? ›

Why is my Google Business Post rejected? If you already made sure there is no phone number or URL in the text of your post, other reasons for rejected Google My Business posts include the following: Spam, false claims, or false representation. Off-topic post that doesn't pertain to your business.

How do I get my photo approved on Google? ›

Your images will look best on Google if they meet the following standards:
  1. Format: JPG or PNG.
  2. Size: 10 KB to 5 MB.
  3. Recommended resolution: 720 px high, 720 px wide.
  4. Minimum resolution: 250 px high, 250 px wide.
  5. Quality: The photo should be sharp and well-lit, with no significant alterations or excessive filters.
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How many photos can I upload in Google My Business? ›

Did you know you can now upload multiple photos or videos to your Google Posts in Google My Business? Previously, it was one image or video per Google Post but now you can do up to ten, I believe. Hat tip to @caseyabryan and @MCreutzberger.

How many pictures should I give my client? ›

For portrait sessions, I find that clients expect more images the more they pay for the session. Therefore, if it's an expensive session they'll likely expect 70-100 images whereas if it's a shorter session they might expect 20-40.

Is there a Google Photos limit? ›

As of June 1, 2021, any new photos or videos you back up in High quality (now named Storage saver) or Express quality will count toward your 15 GB of Google Account storage or any additional storage you may have purchased as a Google One member.

How many product photos should I have? ›

The bare minimum for clothing and fashion I would recommend is 3 product photos. You need to make sure your photographs include a front, back and detail shot of each garment.

What makes a good business photo? ›

A natural look always works best. Don't go overboard, what you'd do for a big night out, probably won't work for a corporate head shot. Keep it simple and make sure it feels good for you. If you normally wear a strong lipstick, then thats fine, but don't go for a bold look if you don't normally look like that.

How do I create a good business image? ›

There are several requirements that you'll need to address as you develop your brand image:
  1. Identify Your Key Audiences. The first step is to identify your target audiences. ...
  2. Determine Critical Business Goals. You have to know where you are going before you can get there. ...
  3. Define Your Brand Persona. ...
  4. Develop Key Messaging.

How do I decide what pictures to display? ›

Let's get started.
  1. Don't take so many photos in the first place. ...
  2. Choose images that reflect your style. ...
  3. Look for distractions. ...
  4. If a shot is out of focus or blurry, reject it. ...
  5. Eliminate similar shots on your first photo-picking pass. ...
  6. Don't miss the hidden gems. ...
  7. Be ruthless, and don't be afraid to make mistakes.

Can you apply to Google after getting rejected? ›

Yes, after getting rejected in a Google interview you can again apply in Google. However, Google's recommendation is to take your time, get yourself more prepared, gain some more experience and then reapply to Google for the job you are looking for.

Why did my Google business profile get suspended? ›

When Google decides to suspend a business listing, they are responding to any number of red flags, suspicious activity or suspected policy violations.

How long does it take for Google to approve your business? ›

It usually takes up to 10 minutes to be reviewed.” In some cases, the pending edits may take up to 30 days for review. If you believe your business information on Google is incorrect, contact us.

How long does it take for Google business photos to show? ›

Follow the instructions on the Google My Business page, and you will have your listing usually within about 24 hours.

What is not allowed on Google Photos? ›

We will not print content that contains sexually explicit material. Nudity for educational, documentary, scientific, or artistic purposes and non-sexual nudity may be permitted. We never allow content that sexually exploits children.

Do you need to give credit to Google Images? ›

If you are using a Google image you will most likely need to contact the copyright owner and ask for permission to use it or give credit to them on your website.

How many images can you upload to your shop profile? ›

You have the ability to add up to six images in a carousel.

How many photos in Google Photos count? ›

You can see how many images you have stored in Google Photos by looking at your Google Dashboard. Navigate to your Google Dashboard on your computer and log in. Scroll down until you see Google Photos; click on it. You should see an Album count and a photo count.

How do I upload thousands of photos to Google Photos? ›

Upload items to Google Photos from your browser
  1. On your computer, open
  2. At the top right, click Upload. Computer.
  3. Find and select your photos.
  4. Click Open.

What is a normal amount of photos to have? ›

The average user has around 2,100 photos on the smartphone in 2022. iOS smartphone users have approximately 2,400 photos on their phones, while Android users have around 1,900 photos on their phones.

How many photos is good for a portfolio? ›

How many pictures and what should you include in your portfolio? Here's the killer: your portfolio should contain only 8 to 12 pictures. Photo buyers are busy people. The worst thing you can do is to swamp them with photos that are redundant.

How much should I mark up my photos? ›

Mark up your hard costs

Next, it's time to figure out your product markup. A commonly recommended markup for photography products is 2.85. So in this case: $13.50 x 2.85 equals total: $38.48 marked up hard costs for that 8×10.

What happens when Google Photos is full? ›

If you run out of storage, your photos and videos will stop backing up. Important: As of June 1, 2021, any new photos or videos you back up in Storage saver quality (previously named High quality) or Express quality will count toward your Google Account storage.

How do I get unlimited Google Photos for free? ›

Google Photos ended its unlimited free storage policy for photos and videos as of June 1. Now any new photos and videos you upload will count toward the free 15GB of storage that comes with every Google account. But don't worry: The photos or videos you uploaded before then won't be part of the cap.

How do I get 100gb photos on Google? ›

Every Google Account comes with 15 GB of cloud storage at no charge, which is shared across Google Drive, Gmail, and Google Photos. When you upgrade to a paid Google One monthly subscription, your total storage increases to 100 GB or more, depending on the plan you choose.

What is the photography 500 rule? ›

It recommends that your shutter speed is equal to 500 ÷ Equivalent Focal Length. So, if your full-frame equivalent focal length is 20mm, the 500 rule would suggest that you use a shutter speed of 500 ÷ 20 = 25 seconds.

What are the 4 things that a good photograph should have? ›

In this article we will look at the five Fundamental Elements of Photography. Basically, there are five common elements that great images typically have; Good use of light, color, a captivating moment, correct composition for the given situation, and the photographer's choice of distance to their subject.

How many photos do you need for face recognition? ›

We recommend that at least five images of the person are indexed—straight on, face turned left with a yaw of 45 degrees or less, face turned right with a yaw of 45 degrees or less, face tilted down with a pitch of 30 degrees or less, and face tilted up with a pitch of 45 degrees or less.

What 3 things make a good photo? ›

The three variables that matter the most in photography are simple: light, subject, and composition.

What makes a photo look professional? ›

So, a good way to make sure your photos look professional is to do some degree of editing on them. It doesn't need to be fancy, just a check of the white balance and exposure, noise reduction and sharpening, and adding a little contrast and saturation can do wonders for an image, particularly if you shoot in RAW.

What makes a powerful photo? ›

A powerful image is one that looks real. Remember, you are trying to evoke an emotion — a genuine feeling in the viewer that connects them to the photograph. You want your viewer to mentally put themselves in the photograph, or at least, feel like they are in the same space as they view it.

What are 4 things you can do to create a professional image? ›

8 Ways To Build An Unbeatable Professional Image
  1. Keep your personal life and personal opinions to yourself. ...
  2. Be with right people. ...
  3. Talk positively and respond constructively. ...
  4. Make your work speak and take credit when necessary. ...
  5. Be respectful. ...
  6. Be a troubleshooter and helpful. ...
  7. Under promise and over deliver. ...
  8. Have a pitch ready.
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What is a brand image example? ›

Examples Of Brand Image

Coca-Cola is a brand known for a product best used at the time of happiness, joy, and good experience. It is the 'original cola' and has a 'unique taste'.

How can I make my business look more attractive? ›

13 Ways to Make Your Online Business an Attractive Purchase
  1. Tighten up Your Metrics and Reporting. ...
  2. Dot Your I's and Cross Your T's. ...
  3. Create a Manual for Everything. ...
  4. Don't Make the Business Dependent on You. ...
  5. Develop and Test Great Landing Pages. ...
  6. Stand Out. ...
  7. Develop and Build Your Email List. ...
  8. Get Focused.

What is the perfect image size? ›

For background images, the best size is 1920 pixels wide x 1080 pixels high. This ideal ratio of 16:9 will fill the surface of the webpage without compromising the quality of the image. In terms of pixels per inch (ppi), the image should be at least 72.

What is the perfect picture size? ›

4 x 6 inches.

This is perhaps the most common photo size in print. This size of photo fits perfectly into a 3:2 aspect ratio. If you take a photo using this ratio, you shouldn't have to crop out any of the image to make it fit. This size is ideal for framed photos, greetings cards and postcards.

Which image size is best? ›

However, the ideal size is 1920px by 1080px. When uploaded at the recommended size, background images will scale or shrink according to the device. Therefore, depending on the design, the uploaded background image can be the largest image uploaded on the website with a limit of up to 20MB.

Is it hard to get accepted in Google? ›

Google can be picky because of how many applications they receive. Because Google receives 2 million applications a year, they're able to be very selective across all teams, and for all types of roles – from engineering positions to customer support.

Can I apply for Google twice? ›

You must wait 90 days before re-applying for the same job. However, we find that candidates reapplying for technical roles are most successful when they've added 12 - 18 months more of experience. You can apply to up to three jobs within a rolling 30 day window.

How many times can you apply for Google? ›

As you're browsing, keep in mind that you can apply for up to three jobs every 30 days. Sidenote: Most Googlers applied for other roles at Google before they eventually made it to interviews — not getting a role can often be a matter of timing, rather than a reflection of your skills or qualifications.

Is Google business profile going away? ›

Best Covid-19 Travel Insurance Plans. New Access Options: A more important change is the decision to retire the GMB app in 2022, and instead encourage business managers to access their profiles through “an upgraded experience” on Google Search or Google Maps.

How long is Google business suspension? ›

We review, investigate, and clear up most requests in 3 business days. If it takes more than 3 business days, reply to the email you get from us.

How long does a Google account suspension last? ›

You must wait 24 hours for the account to be automatically re-enabled. To help a user avoid getting their account suspended, show them Google mail policies.

Why are my business photos not approved? ›

Not approved: This status means that Google has determined the picture is inappropriate or violates its Terms of Service. Flagged items with this status won't be displayed on your profile.

Why are my Google business Photos not showing up? ›

If you're still not seeing your photos appear on your listing, first review the photo content policy for the most up-to-date photo criteria, to make sure your photo is eligible. - Recommended resolution is 720 pixels tall and 720 pixels wide.

Why does Google take so long to verify business? ›

Bulk verification for locations can take about one week, but errors or quality guideline violations may delay the process. When you upload a data file to your Business Profile, you may encounter errors that can cause location to be disapproved.

Why is Google not approving my products? ›

Google won't approve products on your Business Profile that don't comply with our general shopping policies or technical requirements. You can find approval notifications on your Business Profile and in the Business Profile Manager.

How long does it take for Google My Business to update photos? ›

Google's Turnaround Time For Edits

“It can take anywhere from 24-48 hours for any changes to your profile to go live.”

How long do photos take to appear on Google business? ›

Follow the instructions on the Google My Business page, and you will have your listing usually within about 24 hours.

Why was my Google My Business Video rejected? ›

Typically posts are rejected due to content or because of the photo/image being used or if your business is in a “sensitive” topics area. Sometimes words within the post will trigger a post rejection.

How long does it take for Google to approve a business page? ›

How Long Does It Take To See My Business Listing On Google Once Verified? Once you create or claim your “Google My Business” listing, it may take up to 1 or 2 weeks for the business listing to show up in Google Maps and in Google Search.

How do I get my product approved by Google? ›

Merchants need to remember that Google has to approve the data uploaded.
There are three ways to submit a product feed to Google Shopping.
  1. Use FTP to upload a file that is less than 4 GB in size.
  2. Use SFTP to upload files under 4 GB, and.
  3. Use Direct Upload for files under 20 GB.
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How long does it take for Google to approve a product? ›

Pending typically lasts between 24-72 hours before Google will either Approve products, Disapprove products, or even Suspend your Merchant Center account based on their findings.

How long does it take for Google Photos to recognize new faces? ›

A few minutes after re-uploading the photos they should be correctly mapped to your faces library. After a couple of weeks Google Photos will parse any new people and add them to your faces library as well.

Why does Google take so long to upload photos? ›

Google Photos on Android uses the device cache to store data. Using the trick, Google Photos can quickly access all the photos and videos you have opened before. Over time, it can take up a couple of GBs on your device, and that might slow down the backup process.

How many times a week should I post to Google My Business? ›

One important thing to note first is that all GMB posts will expire after 7 days. That means you will want to publish fresh content at least once a week to stay active on your page. For maximum engagement, post daily.

How long does Google Photos take to set up photo library? ›

Typically, the "Setting Up Your Photo Library" prompt goes away on its own once your photos are all loaded. This depends on your internet connectivity as well as the size of your Google Photos backup. With a decent internet connection, you can expect your photo library to be ready in 5-10 minutes.

What happens if you get rejected from Google? ›

Rejection does not indicate you are not good enough, it's just an indication that you may need to prepare more or you need more experience in a few areas. Take some time to refresh yourself if needed and aim for your future project; that could be opting for an internship or looking for another job in a decent company.

How do I verify my business on Google without video? ›

If your business is eligible for phone verification, you'll see a phone option when you click 'Verify'. Log in to Google Business Profile and click 'Verify'. Click the associated phone number. The code will be sent via an automated phone call or text message.


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