If you go to Google Image search and search for any image, let's say flowers, and then go to the search tools and select the size option. Then you pick "exactly" and enter in a size and hit "Go." Nothing, absolutely, nothing will happen. There are a bunch of searchers complaining about this issue over the past week in the Google Web Search Help forums.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."Personally, I don't think I ever used this feature, have you?Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help. … [Read more...] about Google Image Search Exact Size Filter To Be Fixed
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share tweet share pin it e-mail share With the introduction of Google Instant Search, Google has significantly changed the search world once more. This development will not only bring users to their goal quicker, but will also likely generate more revenue for Google and lead to a shorter Long Tail. As a user types in their search phrase, Google displays matching search results on the basis of the submitted keywords. This creates many new result pages that are only only visible for a few moments while the user is typing in their request. This means that the user can latch onto results sooner if they think that they have already found something interesting. In this, Google is trying to ‘guess’ what their users are looking for. After the introduction of keyword recommendations (Google Suggest) in April last year, suggestions for complete search results are the next logical step to bring users quickly and precisely to their desired results. … [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.The users are saying: Google Images while using Chrome (on Firefox it works perfectly fine), only about 3 rows of images load, the others remaining colored squares, and I can't click or open the images that do show. The "Safe Search" dropdown menu doesn't work, and neither do the "more", "settings" and "tools" buttons/links.Here is a screen shot from a user impacted by this:I personally cannot replicate this but there is a number of people who are experiencing the same issue since over the weekend.Google has not responded, so I don't know if it is a browser security issue, ISP related, browser specific, OS or something else?Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help. … [Read more...] about Google Image Search Bug: Only Some Images Are Loading?
Google is updating the referrer URL from Google Image search in the upcoming months. This is super important news for anyone who has any web site that uses any form of analytics to track their incoming traffic. Those who use Google Analytics and nothing else, do not need to worry about this. But others might need to, espesially those that built their own analytical tools.The new referer URL is: https://images.google.com so when you get traffic from https://images.google.com you will clearly know it is coming from Google Image search. Google did outright say that the current and old referrer made it super hard for one to know where their traffic was coming from - what is core web search or image search. This will help Google said: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 … [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.Here is the new test - you can click on the image to enlarge:Here is the current design - you can click to enlarge:Search Engine Journal also spotted a person on Twitter noticing this design recently: Which do you like better?Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help. … [Read more...] about Google Image Search Tests White Tiled Design & Layout