Social Media Icons Return To Google Knowledge Panels

Jan 30, 2019 - 7:56 am 3 by
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Google Social Media Icons

Some SEOs are noticing that Google has brought back the social media icons in the knowledge panels for both personalities and local businesses. I personally didn't notice they ever were gone but I guess they were.

Joy Hawkins posted examples in the Local Search Forums and Ari Roth posted examples on Twitter.

About 6 months ago, I had a Twitter icon on my profile but now it shows LinkedIn.

6 Months Ago:

Google Knowledge Panel Social Icons Old

Today:

Google Knowledge Panel Social Icons

Here are more examples:

And local examples:

Social Icons 1

Not sure how big of a deal this is and why they went missing in the first place - but they are now back - kinda.

Forum discussion at Local Search Forums and Twitter.

Update: Some are saying the social media icons never went away but new ones have been added.

 

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