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 […]

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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:

Ipad Google Local Carousel

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:

Ipad Google Carousel

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.


About the author

Barry Schwartz
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Barry Schwartz is a technologist and a Contributing Editor to Search Engine Land and a member of the programming team for SMX events. He owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on very advanced SEM topics.

In 2019, Barry was awarded the Outstanding Community Services Award from Search Engine Land, in 2018 he was awarded the US Search Awards the "US Search Personality Of The Year," you can learn more over here and in 2023 he was listed as a top 50 most influential PPCer by Marketing O'Clock.

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