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Google Puts More Images (And One Big Pic) On Results Pages

Google's universal results get prettier

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The PageZoom, NoSquint, and Image Zoom add-ons for Firefox have been downloaded over 5 million times, all together, so obviously, there are a significant number of people for whom default sizes don’t cut it.  And now Google’s trying to help them out by adjusting the way in which it displays image results.

A post on the Official Google Blog announced late yesterday, "[W]e’re rolling out a new format for image universal results.  When we’re confident that we have great image results, we’ll now show a larger image and additional smaller images alongside."

The post then continued, "With this new layout we’re able to show you more pictures than before, so you have more to choose from.  As always, you can click on an image to see it full size in the original webpage."

A sample results page is visible below.

This change should serve to make Google’s standard results pages more visually appealing.  It may save a few folks an extra click, too, if they no longer find it necessary to switch from the standard results to image results.

As for timing and availability, the rollout is supposed to be completed today.

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  • http://free-ebooks-books-download.blogspot.com joe

    yeah… i ve been prepare for this this situation, lately my blog images format in the large size, hope it work :)

  • http://used-tractors-for-sale.net Guest

    What would you suggest be the size of images on our sites ?

  • http://rapidfacilityservices.com.au andrew

    I guess thats a good way to stand out in the organic results as long as the image is a depiction of what your article, post or site is about.

  • http://www.journeysproject.com Christian Art

    Has anyone tested variations of size and DPI? What is involved in their Image Algorithm?

  • http://www.fixpcfreeze.com Mats

    Putting larger images in your blog also means your Blog takes longer to load and as per the news I read here, the faster the page loads the better your page rank. The choice is yours. Where do you want to compromise?

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