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If i search for "Kevin Sneader" on mobile (iOS or Android), the images seems to be cropped in the thumbnail in google search results, but if i search for "Liz Hilton Segel", this images seems to be fine. Both are on the same page, so why is that the first image is being cropped.

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Answer is that their images have different aspect ratio:
Kevin - 710x1008
Liz - 499x1008

You may need to change aspect ratio of Kevin in order to get similar results as Liz.


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Hello Peter,

Thanks for response. Had a follow up question. From the page code,  I see that there is another image of 1:1 aspect ratio, which is being loaded for mobile (in source tag and query param passed as "car=1:1"). So, shouldn't the google search result take this image (of 1:1 ratio) or the actual one which is being loaded for desktop.

I am just thinking what should be the generic fix in this case:
1) Fix just the aspect ratio of the Kevin's image
2) Force google search to load the image which is loaded for mobile, which is of 1:1 ratio. My assumption is that that might work, as you have pointed out the problem.

Reason for going with approach 2 (even if that works, i am not sure about how) is that, there may be more images, which will have same problem, so it might be better. What do you think?

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