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Changing Google Business Photo in Google Search

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Hello All,


This is post is regarding Capital Chevrolet at 1820 Capital Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27604. Their phone number is (919) 834-6441 and the Google+ Profile is


I was wondering what the best way to change the Business photo that is displaying in the Search Results page?


Right now the photo is of the dealership's body shop and is not the best representation of the business.


Any help would be appreciated!


Thank you

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Re: Changing Google Business Photo in Google Search

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Unfortunately there isn't really a way to control what picture Google likes to show in the knowledge panel. The dashboard has a way to tell them what you'd like to appear but we often find Google ignores it. I know that they generally ignore logos so I would suggest not using those for the cover photo or profile photo. There is an in-depth article that kind of talks about how Google picks these photos that you can read here:

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