Top Places Lists (BETA)

Screenshot of mobile Google search result's page containing Top Places Lists

Geographical places can become well known for a particular subject along a theme, such as being a go-to place for Chinese restaurants. When this happens, various websites often recognize a place by publishing a theme-based list for that place, such as "Top 10 Chinese restaurants in NYC."

The Google Top Places Lists display themed lists from authoritative publishers so that users can browse through selections from a trusted source as they decide where to go. For example, if a user types The RedFarm restaurant NYC into their mobile device, Google Search results can display a number of lists that mention that restaurant, each of which is published by a different provider.


In order to have your list considered for inclusion in the Top Places List feature, it must first meet these criteria:

  • Top Places Lists must be curated by the content provider, be genuine, independent, and not sponsored.
  • Top Places Lists must not be templated sentences built from data or automated metrics.
  • Top Places Lists must not contain vulgar or potentially offensive language.

Express interest

If you are a publisher and you'd like Google to consider including your lists in the Top Places Lists feature, provide your details in our partner interest form for Top Places Lists.

Express interest