Google initially launched the “women-led” label in the local search results in 2018 with a women icon. Google seems to be testing replacing that icon with a purple heart. Saad AK and Colan Nielsen spotted this change and posted screen shots of it on Twitter.
As Saad noted in his post, when you interact with the local pack, the purple hear label turns back to the original label:
Local SEO: I think the Purple heart icon for “Identifies as women-owned” businesses is new; the interesting thing is, that it gets changed to the old one when you scroll images carousel in Local Pack.
CC: @JoyanneHawkins, @krystal_taing MAM & @ColanNielsen & @rustybrick SIR. pic.twitter.com/igYTFovjzg
— Saad AK (@SaadAlikhan1994) October 16, 2021
I wonder if this is all some type of weird bug?
Forum discussion at Twitter.