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
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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. … [Read more...] about Google Image Search Exact Size Filter To Be Fixed
Honestly, I am not sure if this is new, it might be how image search works in this specific country but in short, a user posted on Twitter a screen shot of viewing the Google image search results that is different than how I see it. In short, this new version shows the image hovering over the other images when you click on it. Here is a screen shot from him on Twitter: … [Read more...] about Google Tests Image Search Interface With Image Hover Over?
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?
Provide good context: Make sure that your visual content is relevant to the topic of the page. We suggest that you display images only where they add original value to the page. We particularly discourage pages where neither the images or the text are original content. Optimize placement: Whenever possible, place images near relevant text. When it makes sense, consider placing the most important image near the top of the page. Don’t embed important text inside images: Avoid embedding text in images, especially important text elements like page headings and menu items, because not all users can access them (and page translation tools won't work on images). To ensure maximum accessibility of your content, keep text in HTML, provide alt text for images. Create informative and high quality sites: Good content on your webpage is just as important as visual content for Google Images - it provides context and makes the result more actionable. Page content may be used to … [Read more...] about Google Updates Image Search Guidelines For SEOs & Publishers