The ever-changing search engine result page within Google has another revelation. When making food-related searches, Google is showing image thumbnails on the main search result page. Google has been testing this feature out one way or another for the past couple of months.
This update doesn’t seem to be related to the new rich cards feature available for both recipes and movies. The image thumbnails seem to be pulling in from websites that aren’t even recipe sites.
The importance of images within recipe and food websites is now more important than ever. Before people reach a food website, there is a huge opportunity to capture them with a stunning picture. Below are some examples of these new queries from both desktop & mobile searches: