Google has announced a minor change to its search results page for some geographic-based queries. To fill in the white space that used to appear next to the small map, Google is now pulling in user-contributed photos from its Panoramio photo-sharing site. (Marketers: This is another reason to start using Panoramio if you’re not already.)
It’s a bit unclear what kinds of searches will trigger the photos. It works for searches like seattle and paris, and yellowstone national park, but doesn’t show for searches like mount rushmore national park, grand canyon national park, or death valley national park.