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How do we add a description to the information box?

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This popular discussion was copied from the former Help Forum, answered by Community User Priya C.


I have noticed that whenever you search for a company, an "information box" pops up to the right of the search results, in which there is a picture of the logo and a short description about the company, and i can see that it is all linked from Wikipedia. My mom has this rather small company, and i have recently noticed that the same kind of information box pops up when you search for the name of her company - but without the description.


So I was wondering if it is possible to add a description, or if you have to make an article on Wikipedia for that to happen automatically?


Answer: There are two different types of Knowledge boxes that appear on the right hand side of a Google search - one is for brands and most of the information does come from Wikipedia as has already been mentioned. The other one is known as a Local Knowledge Panel and is drawn from the information Google holds on that local business.

Marissa Nordahl, Community Manager, Google My Business
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Re: How do we add a description to the information box?

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Thanks for sharing!