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About Milind Mody

Milind is the founder - CEO of eBrandz, a professional SEO company in New York & India. Milind has been featured in various IT related magazines like Digit (Nov 2005) and BenefIT (Sep 2007). Milind also writes articles on Search Marketing in Popular Magazines like "Search Marketing Standard".

Google’s Image Carousel is now live and seems to be dominating a large number of Local Queries via a desktop. For the categories we have researched, the info card includes:

  • Business Image
  • Total Number of Reviews
  • Price Range
  • Business Category
  • Zagat Ratings (for Restaurants)

Mike Blumenthal in his blog post (link added in References) listed over 300 keywords that trigger the local carousel. In addition, we did our own internal research to add to this list. We have compiled a list of 465 keywords which cause the Local Image Carousel to appear in search results.

Below is the up to date list:

Accommodations Family Fishing Trips Nature
Adult Entertainment Club Family Restaurant Nature Preserves
Adult Video Famous Books For Children Night Clubs
Alcohol Fast Nightlife
Alleys Fast Food Organic Food
American Food Catering Fast Food Restaurant Organic Store
American Jazz Singers Female Jazz Artist Overnight Fishing Charters
American Restaurant Female Jazz Singer Parks
Amusement Female Pop Singers Party Painter
Amusement Center Fine Art Party Venue
Amusement Parks Fine Dining Party Venues
Aquariums Fine Dining Restaurant Pastry
Arcades Fishing Photography Gallery
Art Fishing Area Piano Classes
Art Galleries Fishing Boats Piano Instruction
Art Gallery Fishing Charter Piano Instructor
Asian Food Fishing Charters Piano Lessons
Asian Restaurant Fishing Store Piano Repair Service
Attractions Fishing Supplies Piano Repairs
Attractions Tickets Fishing Tours Piano Restoration
Auditorium Floral Piano School
Authentic French Cuisine Florist Piano Service
Authentic French Restaurant Flower Delivery Piano Tuner
Bagels Flower Shop Piano Tuning Service
Bakeries Flowers Pizza
Bakery Food Pizza Catering
Ballrooms Food Baskets Pizza Delivery Restaurant
Banquet Catering Food Catering Pizza Delivery Restaurants
Banquet Facilities Food Consultant Pizza Restaurant
Banquet Facility Food Store Pizza Takeout
Banquet Hall Food Trucks Polish
Barbecue French Pastries Polish Restaurant
Barbecue Catering Fresh Bread Pool Hall
Bars Frisbee Popular Children’s Books
BBQ Fugu Restaurant Preserve
BBQ Restaurant Galleries Prime Rib
BBQ Ribs Restaurant Gas Stations Private Chef
Beach Motel Gay Bar Professional Recording Studio
Beach Resort German Psychic
Beachfront Weddings German Restaurant Psychic Medium
Bed & Breakfast Gluten Free Foods Psychic Reader
Bed And Breakfast Gluten Free Produce Store Psychic Readings
Beer Go Go Dancers Pub
Best Breakfast Golf Reception
Best Burgers Golf Club Reception Halls
Best Children’s Books Golf Club Wedding Record Stores
Best Chinese Restaurant Golf Club Weddings Recording
Best Fajitas Golf Course Recording Studio
Best Mexican Restaurants Golf Course Wedding Recreation
Best Restaurant Golf Courses Rental
Best Restaurants Golf Packages Rental Halls
Best Sandwiches Golf Tee Times Resort
Best Seafood Restaurants Golf Vacation Resorts
Best Steakhouse Golf Vacations Restaurant
Best Tex Mex Golfing Restaurant Bakery
Best Vegetarian Gourmet Coffee Restaurant With A View
Big Band Swing Artists Greek Restaurants
Billiards Greek Restaurant Romantic Restaurants
Birthday Cake Grills Russian
Boat Charter Service Grocery Russian Restaurant
Boutique Hotels Grocery Store Saltwater Fishing
Bowling Grocery Stores Sandwich
Box Lunch Supplier Guitar Instructor Sandwich Catering
Breakfast Guitar Lessons Sandwich Restaurant
Breakfast Restaurant Gun Range Sandwiches
Breakfast Restaurants Gun Safety Scuba Diving
Breakfast Tacos Guns For Sale SCUBA Tour Agency
Brew Pub Restaurant Hall Rental Seafood
Breweries Hamburgers Seafood Restaurant
Brewery Hiking Seafood Restaurants
Brewpubs Home Style Cooking Shooting Range
Brunch Honey Shop Sightseeing Tour Agency
Brunch Restaurant Horse Back Riding Singing Lessons
Budget Hotel Horse Boarding Stable Small Luxury Hotels
Butcher Shop Horse Riding School Soup
Cafe Hotel South American Restaurant
Cafes Hotel Conference Facility Sport Fishing
Cakes Hotel Deals Sport Fishing Charters
Campground Hotel Reservations Sportfishing
Campgrounds Hotels Sports Fishing
Candy Hotels Near Spray Park
Caterer Hotels Near Convention Center Spring Break
Caterers Hunting Club Stadiums
Catering Ice Cream Steak House
Catering Businesses Ice Delivery Steak House Restaurant
Catering Hall Indian Steak Restaurants
Catering Services Indian Cuisine Steakhouse
Charter Fishing Indian Food Steakhouse Restaurant
Cheap Hotels Indian Grocery Store Steakhouse Restaurants
Chicken Wing Delivery Indian Restaurant Steakhouses
Chicken Wing Restaurant Indoor Party Place Steaks
Chicken Wings Inn Store
Children’s Entertainment Italian Strip Clubs
Children’s Books Italian American Catering Studios
Children’s Story Books Italian American Restaurants Sub Shops
Chinese Italian Catering Suites
Chinese Food Italian Delivery Restaurant Sunday Brunch
Chinese Restaurant Italian Food Supermarket
Chinese Take Out Italian Food Caterer Surf City Motel
Chinese Universities Italian Food Delivery Sushi
Chocolates Italian Food Restaurant Sushi Restaurant
Classic Jazz Artists Italian Pizza Restaurants Swimming Pools
Clowns Italian Restaurants Tacos
Clubs Japanese Takeout
Cocktail Bar Jazz Singers Takeout Restaurant
Coffee Kids Activities Tamales
Coffee Roaster Kids Entertainment Tarot Card Reader
Coffee Shop Kosher Tarot Psychic
Coffee Shops Kosher Food Tarot Readings
Comedy Clubs Kosher Restaurant Tee Times
Comedy Night Liquor Tequila Restaurant
Concert Halls Liquor Stores Tex Mex
Conference Center Live Music Tex Mex Restaurants
Conference Facility Local BBQ Restaurant Thai
Conference Room Local Diver Tours Thai Restaurant
Convenience Stores Local Produce Store Thai Takeout
Cookies Lodge Theaters
Corporate Caterer Lodging Theme Parks
Corporate Catering Lodgings Things To Do
Corporate Entertainment Luxury Boutique Hotels Tourist Attraction
Corporate Fishing Charters Luxury Hotel Tourist Information Center
Corporate Framing Magic Shows Tours
Course Magician Universal Studios Tickets
Courses Mediterranean Universities
Croissants Mediterranean Cuisine Used Musical Instrument Store
Custom Cake Designer Mediterranean Dining Vacation Condos
Dance Company Mediterranean Food Venues
Deep Sea Charters Mediterranean Food Restaurant Video
Deep Sea Fishing Mediterranean Lunch Vietnamese
Deep Sea Fishing Charters Mediterranean Restaurant Vietnamese Restaurant
Deli Mediterranean Vegetarian Food Vinyl
Deli Catering Service Meeting Caterer Violin Lessons
Delicatessen Counter Services Mexican Voice Lessons
Delivery Mexican Bar & Grill Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
Diners Mexican Food Wedding
Discount Hotels Mexican Food Catering Wedding At Golf Course
Dive Instructor Mexican Restaurant Wedding Bakery
Dive Trip Mexican Restaurants Wedding Cake
DJ Mexican Takeout Restaurant Wedding Caterer
Dog Mobile DJ Service Wedding Caterers
Dog Friendly Restaurant Motel Wedding Catering Halls
Dog Parks Motels Wedding Ceremonys
Donuts Movie Wedding Chapel
Driving Range Movie Theaters Wedding Halls
Entertainers Museums Wedding Planner
Entertainment Agency Music Wedding Reception Facilities
Ethiopian Music Instruction Wedding Receptions
Event Caterer Music Instructor Wedding Supplies
Event Catering Music Lessons Wedding Venue
Event Planner Music School Wedding Venues
Event Room Music Studio Weddings Venues
Event Venue Musical Instrument Rental Service Wholesale Mexican Food
Event Venues Musical Instrument Repair Shop Wine
Events Musical Instrument Store Wine Bar
Fair Natural Foods Store Wine Tasting



A Compilation of Over 300 Keywords & Phrases that Trigger the Local Carousel – Mike Blumenthal

New Layout for Local Searches in Google – Greg Gifford, AutoRevo

54 Keywords Triggering Google’s Local Carousel – Adam Dorfman, Sim Partners

What Search Queries Trigger Google’s Local Carousel? – Dan Leibson, Local Splash

We have also made this table as a downloadable spreadsheet available in and format.