Every featured and trending Business Profile will be accompanied by an image on the front page of the OwnLocal Platform. While we will automatically populate these images for you, you have the ability to upload custom images to any of your advertiser’s profiles. If you have admin access to our Business Admin Panel you can make these updates yourself using the simple instructions below. If you don’t have admin access, no worries! Just jump to the bottom of this article for further instructions.
If you are curious about the value of these images or how they are generated, please check out this article: All About Business Profile Images.
How to Upload a Custom Business Profile Image
Sign in to your Business Admin Panel.
Select the relevant publication.
Select the “Businesses” tab at the top. Next, find the name of the business whose information you wish to add or update. You can either type the business's name into the search bar at the top, or browse the alphabetical list of results.
Select the business whose profile image you wish to customize. This will direct you to the business's admin homepage.
Click the "Profile" tab to access their profile settings, where you can make the proper edits.
From the profile settings page, select the “Photos” tab. Click “Choose File.” A file search will pop up on your computer. Find and select the file you wish to upload. Finally, click “Upload Image”.
Now you should see a page like this:
As shown, you can upload a photo or business logo as long as it is in an acceptable file format such as .png or .jpg. You have the option to delete an image at any time.
That’s it! You’ve taken all the necessary steps to update a Business Profile image. The front end of the Business Profile should now display the newly uploaded photo.
Note: Due to re-indexing and caching, it may take up to a few hours for changes made in admin panel to be reflected on the front end of the Business Profile. Fortunately, most profile changes will appear almost immediately.
Note: Any custom images you add will completely replace the stock images we generate. Therefore, no stock images will continue to display, only the custom images you've uploaded.