Google’s Local Knowledge Graph Carousel Finds Its Way On Tablets

A few months ago, Google introduced the knowledge graph carousel feature to desktop users. Now, when you search Google on your tablet device, such as your iPad, Google make show you a carousel like feature at the top of the search results.

9to5Google spotted this claiming it works for local based queries. I was able to replicate it and here is my screen shot:

The issue I had is that you cannot swipe the local results from left to right with your finger. One would expect such an experience when using the carousel feature on your tablet.

In fact, searching for other search examples that return non local carousel results do let you swipe from left to right to see more carousel results. Here is an example that allowed it:

Expanding this to local results is important and as you can see, the results show Zagat ratings, pictures, phone number, a map, and a link to the website.

We’ve emailed Google for confirmation on this feature and hope to update the story shortly.

Related Topics: Channel: SEO | Google: Knowledge Graph | Google: Maps & Local | Google: Mobile


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  • Daniel Carlyon

    I actually really like that local idea. Having the bar with the number of reviews on is a really nice touch too.

  • Jose Miguel Vera

    It’s a very smart way to make Zagat metrics more important than ever.

  • Mike Bayes

    Looks a little to much like the Yahoo Axis tool bar for me. It will be interesting to see how its received. Having the reviews listed would be great if Google Places wasn’t a disaster currently. This will just bring more attention to the problem.



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