OwnLocal Platform Images
Every featured and trending business will be accompanied by an image on the front page of the OwnLocal Platform. The purpose of these images is both aesthetic and functional: they enhance the look of the profile page as well as positively impact its SEO value. By including a variety of relevant content—including these images—we are able to optimize the page with the elements Google values most.
How Images Are Selected
These images are automatically generated from a pool of stock images related to the business's assigned subcategory. For this reason, you may notice that the images change when you revisit the page or switch devices. Since the images are assigned by subcategory, they are intended to be general. We happily offer the option to upload a custom photo to any Business Profile. Note: the automatically generated stock images and custom images both provide the same SEO benefits.
If you would like to upload a custom photo to a Business Profile, simply reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.