All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘image search’

Is Google Trying To Turn Image Search Into Pinterest?

Is Google Trying To Turn Image Search Into Pinterest?

Google announced the you can now star and bookmark images on Google image search from your mobile browser. You can also keep them organized by folders. From the sound of it, you can basically start using Google Image Search like you do Pinterest. Do you think Pinterest users will use Pinterest less if they can do the same thing with …

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Bing Touts New Features For Holiday Shopping

Bing Touts New Features For Holiday Shopping

Microsoft announced some new tools to help users search for the right gifts and save money on their purchases throughout the holiday season. Its new Edge browser for one provides coupons via a partnership with Shopular. It features over 100 retailers including Macy’s, Target, and Toys “R” Us. When the user visits one of these stores’ sites, they can click …

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Yahoo Image Search Gets More Personalized With Flickr Integration

Yahoo Image Search Gets More Personalized With Flickr Integration

Yahoo announced that it has revamped its image search offering to include imagery from Flickr on a personalized basis. In addition to showing web results, it will also now display Flickr-based images from your own Flickr account, from people you follow on Flickr, and “top” public photos from the service. Yahoo says it only shows images from your Flickr account …

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Can You Capitalize On This New Pinterest Feature?

Can You Capitalize On This New Pinterest Feature?

For users, Pinterest is becoming a better and better place for shopping, and for businesses, that means it’s becoming a better place to showcase products. One new feature gives users a chance to find even more products specifically catering to their interests. Have you so far found Pinterest to be a meaningful component of your strategy? Let us know in …

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Bing Copies Pinterest’s Approach To Image Search

Last week, Bing announced a redesigned image search experience across both desktop and mobile. The changes, it says, will result in more traffic to websites. In fact, it suggested that site will not only get more traffic, but higher quality, targeted traffic. While this hasn’t fully rolled out yet, Bing has been giving guidance to webmasters to help them take …

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Bing: New Image Search Means More Traffic For You

Bing Image Search just got another makeover. This is its second since September. This time, the company is telling webmasters it will be able to send them more traffic, and high quality traffic at that. Do you think you’ll be able to get more traffic with Bing’s new image search experience? Let us know in the comments. What’s it do? …

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‘Marlboro Mascot’ Yields a Funny Google Search Result Thanks to John Oliver

If you search for “Marlboro Mascot’ right now in Google, the first result you’ll see is an cartoon diseased lung smoking a cigarette. That’s Jeff, and according to HBO’s John Oliver, he should be the new Marlboro mascot. Oliver spent Sunday night’s episode of Last Week Tonight skewering Marlboro, along with various other players in the big tobacco game. At …

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Bing Gives Image Search A Makeover

Microsoft announced that it’s rolling out a new user experience for Bing Image Search, which adapts based on query, resolution, and interaction. Here’s what it looks like: Image results will now expand to the full width of the screen, and will include exploration suggestions dynamically according to screen resolution. “This means an uncluttered first page where images are the hero. …

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Bing Introduces Image Match To Sift Through Image Sizes

Bing wants you to imagine a scenario. You’re sitting at home searching for images of Mt. Everest because you have nothing better to do with your life. Against all odds, you find that your life is slowly improving as you see more images of this majestic mountain. Suddenly, you find the perfect image and you want to make it your …

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Biz Stone’s Jelly Launches, And It’s ‘A New Way To Search’

We’ve been hearing little bits about Jelly, the latest startup from Twitter co-founder Biz Stone for about a year, but the product has now been formally introduced. They’re calling it “a new way to search.” More specifically, you take pictures of things with your phone, and ask your Facebook and Twitter friends about them. If they don’t have answers for …

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Pinterest Acquires VisualGraph And Its Visual Search Technology

Pinterest announced today that it has acquired VisualGraph, an image recognition and visual search technology startup. “VisualGraph’s two employees — founder Kevin Jing and colleague David Liu — will be joining the Pinterest engineering team today,” a spokesperson for Pinterest tells WebProNews. “Kevin started working at Google in 2004 and helped build some of Google’s first machine vision applications. David …

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Bing Improves Image Search With Deep Learning

Image search is a cornerstone of any search engine. That’s why both Google and Bing are doing everything they can to improve image search to bring up the most relevant images for any search imaginable. While some may argue that recent changes made to Google image search make it worse, Bing is moving ahead with a new strategy that involves …

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Could Google’s SafeSearch Be Costing You Traffic By Filtering Your Safe Images?

There’s an interesting thread in WebmasterWorld, in which one webmaster claims that Google is filtering non-explicit image results from their site when SafeSearch is selected. Have you noticed Google filtering safe results with SafeSearch? Let us know in the comments. User mboydnv writes, “Our site has images of Hawaii and other scenery. When SafeSearch is selected all images disappear and …

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Google Reportedly Working On Image Search ‘Collections’ Feature

Google is reportedly working on an image search feature that would let users create collections and save image results apparently for personal use like research. Alex Chitu over at Google Operating System (an unofficial Google news blog) shares some source code he obtained from regular tipster Florian K., which includes references to functions like Collections, Notes, Folios, Clips and Groups. …

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Yahoo Partners With Getty Images For Travel Image Results

Yahoo announced a new update to Image Search today, which showcases scenic photos of destinations when you search for locations. When you search for a place or country, Yahoo will show Getty Images from that location. “This partnership allows us to display high-quality photos from award-winning photographers,” says Yahoo Search Product Director Girish Krishnan. You can hover over photo thumbnails …

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Bing Now Lets You Search Images By Usage Rights

Bing has launched a new image search feature that allows you to filter image results by license. You can elect to see only results in the public domain, those that are “free to share and use,” “free to share and use commercially,” “free to modify, share, and use,” and “Free to modify, share, and use commercially.” This could prove to …

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Google Makes More Changes To Image Search

Google has been making quite a few changes to Image Search lately. Earlier this year, they launched a major redesign, which webmasters and photographers have been less than thrilled with. Google said that the changes would likely increase clicks to sites, but many have indicated that they’re experiencing quite the opposite. Google has also altered the way it handles SafeSearch, …

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Google Adds New Personalized Photo Search Feature

Google announced that you can now find photos, and connect with friends, places and events from your Google+ photos from Google Search. To do so, go to Google, sign in, and search for “my photos” or “my photos from new york last year,” or something to that effect. “For example, now you can search for your friend’s wedding photos or …

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Heather Graham And The Difference Between Google And Bing

As we’ve reported on several times, Google has started cleaning up its Image Search experience, sometimes making results less relevant in the process. In fact, some other things that Google is doing these days make for a much more censored experience altogether. With regards to Image Search in particular, they made it harder to find adult content, even with SafeSearch …

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Google Image Search Changes Have Not Been Kind To Webmasters

Earlier this year, Google launched a new design for its image search, and ever since, there has been a substantial amount of backlash from webmasters claiming that the changes have decreased the amount of traffic they get to their sites. Have you seen less traffic from Google Image Search since the redesign? Let us know in the comments. Webmasters complaining …

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Bing Adds Pinterest Pinning To Image Search

Microsoft announced today that it has added a new Pinterest pinning feature to Bing Image Search. The self-explanatory feature lets users pin images directly from the search results page. You don’t have to install the “Pin It” bookmarklet on your browser, though if you’re the type to pin stuff you find from image search results to Pinterest, I’d say there’s …

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Google Makes It Easier To Find Animated GIFs

Google announced a new “Animated” search filter in “Search Tools” in Image Search, which will (obviously) allow you to quickly find animated GIFs based on your query. As Google points out, this image format has been around for a long time, so it’s somewhat surprising they’re just now doing this, but better late than never, right? In addition to this …

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Is Google’s New Image Search Increasing Or Decreasing Your Traffic?

Last week, Google announced a new design for its Image Search. It’s been rolling out, so maybe you have it by now. One thing that was interesting about this particular launch is that Google made a major point of talking about how good it was going to be for webmasters. They even made the announcement on the Google Webmaster Central …

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Google: New Image Search Increases Clicks To Sites

Google announced the launch of a new format for its Image Search. If you’re not already seeing it, you should within the next few days as it continues to roll out. The new design displays the image’s metdata below the image in the search results, rather than taking users to a separate landing page. Frankly, this is probably something Google …

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Yahoo Image Search Gets Creative Commons Flickr Images

Yahoo announced that it has added images from Flickr that are available for re-use or re-posting under Creative Commons terms to it Image Search results. This includes tens of millions of photos. To access these images, simply go to Yahoo Image Search, and search like normal, then if you want to use something, just select the “labeled for reuse” filter …

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Bing Image Search Gets Faster And Prettier

Bing announced that it is rolling out some changes to Image Search, including speed improvements and a completely redesigned image viewer. “We ‘dimmed the lights’ around the photo, adding a darker look that makes it easier on the eyes and lets the results shine in high definition,” says Bing Image Search program manager Jon Noronha. “Simply click on the main …

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Google Drops Some Knowledge (Graph) On Search By Image Feature

Update: Just to be clear, Google does not include Knowledge Graph results on Google Goggles results at this time, as a Google spokesperson confirmed for us. A little over a year ago, Google came out with Search By Image for desktop search. It basically does for desktop search what Google Goggles does for mobile. It allows you to search the …

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Google Talks About Getting Your Images Removed From Google Images

Last week, Google’s Matt Cutts posted a video talking about why Google, in most cases, won’t remove pages about you from its index. Today, Google has uploaded a similar video about removal of images from Google Images. Instead of Matt Cutts, this time the explanation comes from Google Consumer Experience Specialist Jeff LaFlam. For the most part, the advice is …

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Google Image Search Optimization Now More Important To SEO

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 single one fo them again, but there are a few that stuck out to me. Another of these would be …

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