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Image choice from GMB to maps

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Hi,

How does Google decide which image to show for the main header image on the maps results page. I cant see where I can tell it which one i'd prefer them to use, it just appears to be random. Any ideas?

Thanks

Lee

 

Zulu Creative

33 Knighton Road

Birmingham

B74 4NX

0121 352 1226

https://plus.google.com/+ZulucreativeCoUk

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@Lee H

 

Searching your business I get this view:

 

screenshot-www.google.de 2016-08-17 19-46-56.png

 

This is the leftmost visible photo in your account: https://plus.google.com/photos/at/104769309628236009853

 

Screenshot 2016-08-17 at 19.54.39.png

 

 

 

 

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Helmut Geissler, Google My Business Top Contributor   |  my G+ profile

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Helmut,
you are a endless source of answers :) Thanks for that, it was because I have the new google plus view not the Classic, the image has changed yesterday, which further supports your response. So thank you once again.

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Hi Helmut,

I dont suppose you know how you make the image appear in the top left, ive added in one I'd prefer used and it doesnt add it into the group by alphabet or by f=date added and I cant move the order of it, which seems a bit odd.
thanks
Lee

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@Lee H, you can specify which of the two main photos (cover, profile) you want Google to display in Maps. 

 

To change your preferred photo, choose the three dot menu icon and choose Profile or Cover.

 

https://support.google.com/business/answer/6103862?hl=en

 

 

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Hi Colan
We already had specified a profile picture, which was the company logo, which google does display, but for the header image on the map results it always pulls in from the main business images and doesnt seem to allow for a specific selection. so for example over the last three days it has changed the picture twice as ive uploaded more pics and whilst they are all examples of our work, it would not to someone who hasnt heard of us before automatically identify us, as us....if that makes sense :)
Thats why I was wondering if there was a way of controlling that specific one.
thanks
lee