Google's Andy B. said today that he hopes this is resolved within a week. He wrote "the team has found and verified a fix for this issue, but unfortunately it won't be live for ~1 week due to the nature of how it needs to be rolled out. Understand this is not ideal, but we appreciate your patience in the meantime." … [Read more...] about Google Image Search Exact Size Filter To Be Fixed
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What does this mean for the Searchmetrics Suite? Searchmetrics will continue to study the effects of these changes – as we are with Universal Search – on traffic behavior and then decide exactly how Google Instant Search will be incorporated into the Searchmetrics Suite. As long as traditional SERPs are still being delivered there will be no effect at first on the functioning of the Searchmetrics Suite and our customers wishing to achieve improvements in their rankings. If we establish in the course of analysis that the click-through rates of keywords change than we will incorporate this into our Traffic Forecast reports. … [Read more...] about Google Instant Search – the beginning of the end for the Long Tail? –
Image credit to ShutterstockThere are a bunch of complaints in the Google Web Search Help forums about a bug with Google's image search where the images are not fully loading. The first few rows of images might come up and then the rest do not, plus the rest of the interface somewhat freezes up. … [Read more...] about Google Image Search Bug: Only Some Images Are Loading?
For webmasters, it hasn't always been easy to understand the role Google Images plays in driving site traffic. To address this, we will roll out a new referrer URL specific to Google Images over the next few months. The referrer URL is part of the HTTP header, and indicates the last page the user was on and clicked to visit the destination webpage.Of course, images found within web search will still be counted as from web search, as John Mueller from Google explained: … [Read more...] about Google Image Search To Change Referrer URL For Tracking
I am seeing reports of Google testing a new look for their image search results. This one looks more white and tiled format then the other. A Google Web Search Help thread that started back on May 29th was the first to spot this and now more and more are seeing this new layout. You can see the results are more white but also tiled in more of a format that overlaps images a bit. In addition, the title and URL of the image is also shown by default, without having to click on the image. … [Read more...] about Google Image Search Tests White Tiled Design & Layout