Google Improves Image Search Results, Reduces Duplicates

Google has made changes to its search algorithm to improve image search results by cutting down on duplicates.

Windows Search Bar Upgraded With Visual Search

Microsoft announced a major upgrade to the Windows search bar, giving users the ability to search using an image. The feature is designed to work with screenshots. “Simply click the Bing Visual Search button in the bottom right corner and…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

‘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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…