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Google Image Search Optimization Now More Important To SEO Google Image Search Optimization Now More Important To SEO
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Google announced forty changes it has made to its algorithm/search quality efforts over the past month. One of them was the increased sensitivity of Panda. Another was “more locally relevant predictions in YouTube“. I’m not going to run down every …

Yahoo Image Search Gets Redesign Yahoo Image Search Gets Redesign
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Yahoo has launched a new version of Image Search with a new tiled look on results pages. Images become larger when you hover over one of the image titles. You can also sort images by three category tabs as they …

Google Now Lets You Search for Recent Images Google Now Lets You Search for Recent Images
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Today, Google revealed a new date-filtering feature for Google Images, which lets you search for recent images. On Google’s Inside Search Blog, Google Images software engineer James Synge wrote: Back in April, we introduced Google Images with date annotations, a …

How to Optimize Your Images For Search Engine Traffic How to Optimize Your Images For Search Engine Traffic
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The following is part of a multiple part series covering image optimization techniques. This article is intended for beginners through intermediate SEO’s; if this doesn’t pertain to you, you may want to skim as most of this will probably be …

Bing Makes Image Search More Interesting

Bing has introduced a new landing page style for its image search feature. Now when you go to Bing, and click on "images", you will be presented with a page that graphically displays the top 20  current image searches and images that accompany them. 

Can Bing Take on Google With These New Features?
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Bing introduced a handful of new features. The one that will likely catch the most interest is the extension of its recent announcement regarding Facebook. Now, Bing will start showing you which of your Facebook friends have liked search results as they appear in your searches. 

Should Google Be Getting More Bing-Like?
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This week Google released its new design for Image Search. The new design includes a tiled layout with instant scrolling between pages. This has already drawn some inevitable comparisons to Bing’s image search, which is particularly interesting given Google’s overall more Bing-like user interface launched earlier this year.

Webmasters Complain About New Google Image Search
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It’s very rare that a major website launches any kind of redesign without any complaints from users. Google is no stranger to this itself, and it should come as no surprise that this week’s launch of the new Google Image Search has come with its own share of complaints (although I’d be surprised if the complaints outweighed the positive opinions).

Google Launches New Image Search Ads

Google began rolling out a new design for its image search today, and along with that came a new ad format. The format is called (appropriately) Image Search Ads.

Yahoo Updates Image, Video Search With Visual Trends
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If Carol Bartz’s remarks about "pretty search" (made during the Yahoo Investor Day event) left you scratching your head, her company’s acted quickly to clear up the confusion.  Today, Yahoo updated its image and video search homepages so that trending terms are represented with rows of pictures.

Google Improves Mobile Image Search
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Google has launched a new version of Image Search for Android 2.1 devices and iPhone 3.0+. This version provides a slicker user interface that fits in with how users of these devices would browse native images.

Here’s a demo:

Google Gives Mobile Users a Link to Popular Images
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Google has introduced a new feature for its mobile Image Search offering. The feature is "Popular Images," and lets Android and iPhone users browse popular images (go figure).

The Popular Images feature comes in the form of a link just under the search box on the Google Image Search page. When clicked, it brings up a categorized list of image searches and corresponding images.

The Things People Looked for Pictures of on Twitter in 2009

Earlier, we looked at Twitter’s top trending topics of 2009. They broke it down into several top ten lists based on various categories.

Viewing Google Image Search Results All on One Page
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Remember when Microsoft’s Bing launched and one of the features that really caught people’s attention was the interface of its image search feature? It was unique in that you could simply scroll down on the results page infinitely. You didn’t have to go to multiple pages to find more images. You just kept scrolling. Google is now testing such a feature for its own image search results.

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

Google Experiments with a New Image Search Feature
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Google has launched a new Labs experiment dealing with image search. The feature is called Image Swirl, and attempts to deliver the user image search results in a different and more visual interface. Google describes Image Swirl:

Google “Similar Images” Feature Goes From Labs to Actual Feature

Google launched a Google Labs project earlier this year called "Similar Images," as an extension to Google Image Search. It allows users to search for images using pictures instead of words. The project has now graduated from Labs and is now a part of Google Images.

Photo Inclusion Can Bring in Traffic
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Hitwise has released some interesting data regarding photo-searching habits. The concept was conceived of as the firm noticed the popularity of the search "great north run photos".

"This made me curious about the popularity of searches for photos related to big events and news stories," says Hitwise’s Robin Goad.

Get More Traffic from Bing’s Image Search
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In a previous article, we discussed why and how to rank in image searches. The article was based on discussion from the recent Search Engine Strategies conference in San Jose. Bing’s Todd Schwartz was part of that discussion, and he has now shared additional insight into Bing’s image search.

Rank in Image Searches and Get Valuable, Untapped Traffic
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One aspect of search that doesn’t get discussed often enough is image search. It’s such a huge part of search and the daily habits of web surfers all over the world, it’s amazing how little attention is actually paid to it when it comes to marketing and optimization. Have tips for optimizing for image search? Share them here.

Google Presents New Image Search Options
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Earlier this year, you may recall that Google launched its search options, which allow users to have more customized control over their search results. It includes ways for users to browse results by videos, forums, reviews, etc.