June 18, 2013

54 Keywords Triggering Google’s Local Carousel

With Google’s Local Carousel rollout I thought I’d share 54 keywords I’ve been able to trigger the Carousel with along with 63 that won’t.

Carousel Results:

Amusement parks Convenience stores Nature preserves
Arcades Deli Night clubs
Art galleries Diners Pizza
Attractions Dog parks Polish
Bakeries Ethiopian Record stores
Bars Fast food Restaurants
BBQ German Sandwich
Beer Grocery stores Sandwiches
Breakfast Hamburgers Seafood
Breweries Hotels Soup
Brewpubs Indian Stadiums
Cafes Italian Stadiums
Catering Japanese Steakhouses
Chinese Mediterranean Sushi
Clubs Mexican Tacos
Coffee shops Motel Thai
Colleges Movie theaters Theaters
Comedy clubs Museums Vietnamese


Traditional Local Results:

Accountants Eye doctor Pet store
Animal Shelters Financial Advisors Physician
Antique shop Fire stations Plumber
Apartments Florist Police stations
Attorney Furniture store Post office
Auto dealer Gas station Real estate agent
Auto shops Golf course Recycling
Banks Health club Schools
Bike shop Hospitals Self storage
Bookstores Hostel Shoe store
Bowling alley Insurance Agents Shopping center
Car rental Insurance agents Shops
Casino Jewelry store Spa
Church Laundry Swimming pool
Clothing store Libraries Synagogue
Credit unions Locksmiths Taiwanese
Daycare Moving companies Tattoo
Dentist Office space Temple
Department store Painter Toy store
Electrician Parks Travel agency
Employment agencies Pawn shop Vet

What have you seen? Any major categories missed in either of these lists?

11 Responses to “54 Keywords Triggering Google’s Local Carousel”

JamieJuly 11th, 2013 at 12:44 pm

You missed strip clubs for the carousel results 😉

Adam DorfmanJuly 22nd, 2013 at 8:23 am

Jamie: Lol. That wasn’t the only one I missed. Mike Blumenthal has since compiled a comprehensive list here.

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kenSeptember 19th, 2013 at 10:01 am

“Wedding DJ in Katy” brings up carousel… but not “in Houston”

Adam DorfmanSeptember 23rd, 2013 at 2:18 pm

Ken: Where you are searching from affects whether you see carousel results. Next time you are in Houston, try searching for that again and see if it appears.

mònicaDecember 17th, 2013 at 6:42 am

local carousel is only working for the united states? haven’t seen it in spain yet (or haven’t triggered the proper keywords). thanks

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[…] It’s not yet clear what Google plans to do in terms of expanding the carousel. You can see a good list from June of what keywords trigger the carousel here and another list of keywords that don’t trigger it here. […]

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