January 27, 2021
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Local Google Rich Cards for Restaurants and Online Courses Expanded

The local Google rich cards search user interface feature for restaurants and online courses is now expanded and improved by the tech company…

Google announced it’s expanding local rich cards for restaurants and online courses. These new additions come six months after the launch of rich cards for Movies and Recipes, two categories which debuted during Google I/O in May.

New Local Google Rich Cards for Restaurants and Online Courses Comes to the SERP

Containing a new user interface, the search engine results page cards are browsable by scrolling right and left for restaurants. Searches for online courses display a vertical three pack.

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Credit: Search Engine Land
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Credit: Search Engine Land

The search giant encourages businesses to embrace its local rich cards, using AMP HTML. Additionally, the company provides information about structured data types to help enterprises reach more consumers.

“By building Rich Cards, you have a new opportunity to attract more engaged users to your page. Users can swipe through restaurant recommendations from sites like TripAdvisor, Thrillist, Time Out, Eater, and 10Best. In addition to food, users can browse through courses from sites like Coursera, LinkedIn Learning, EdX, Harvard, Udacity, FutureLearn, Edureka, Open University, Udemy, Canvas Network, and NPTEL.,” the company wrote on its official blog.

In related news, it’s now known that Google indexes desktop pages over AMP without mobile versions. This means if a desktop site publishes accelerated mobile pages without traditional mobile content, the desktop content will return in search results, instead.

Google likewise recently announced a big change to its mobile search ranking algorithm. The search engine states it will list sites on the results page according to their mobile versions’ content over desktop.

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Owen E. Richason IV

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