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How to add captions to pictures on my page

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Hi, I just verified our page a couple of days ago and have been adding pictures and such.

I was wondering if there is a way to add a caption to pictures after I've uploaded them? If so, where do I find that?

Also, is there a way for me to arrange the way pictures show up? Sorry I can't find this yet.

 

To find our page you have to look for: Happy Home Painting Utah.

Can I get a google+ url yet? or is there a certain amount of time that has to pass before I can get that?

 

Thanks for your help!

 

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Hi @Happy Home P

 

The way images show up are randomized. Once they start being viewed by people, Google tends to show the most viewed ones first.

 

Your URL will be offered when the account is in good standing order ( use it for a while )

 

To add captions >> go to your Photos page ( in Classic view )

 

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Select a section >> then select an Image

 

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 Top Left add description to the image.

 

From this point on you can use the arrows at bottom of image page to move to the next image.

 

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If you are in the new interface , Classic View ( Bottom left hand corner of Page )

 

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Tim Capper
Google My Business Top Contributor (UK) and SEO consultant at Online Ownership

 



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How to add captions to pictures on my page

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And what if we have only the new experience?

How to add captions to pictures on my page

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You can't now and the above hack cannot be used either because the new interface is full migrated and in use now.



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thanks.

 

Have you seen that : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcuGJ9YO40I

Is this a real connection?

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Nope that is also an old version, you spot that quickly in terms of the dashboard layout.

 

As of 31st October you cannot create GMB G+ page any longer.

http://onlineownership.com/google-business-pages-are-currently-broken-no-fix-in-sight/

 

 



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Just reading your posts here, can you just clarify that you can no longer add a caption to photos in mybusiness ?

 

I find this kind of backwards! I've uploaded a good number of images and without a couple of words of context, I'm sure people viewing them won't immediately know what the connection to my business is.

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Hi @Pete R

 

To confirm, you cannot add any textual content to uploaded images any longer.

 

Even previously uploaded images where you were able to add text and location have been removed from images after the new dashboard implementation.

 

The only thing you are able to do, to ensure that Googlebot understands the image and its context is to have a proper file name when you upload the image.

 

Example:

1234567-bob1.jpg  - Bad

bobs-plumbing-new-boiler-installation-london.jpg - Good

 

 



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