Photo & Image Search

Google’s John Mueller on Optimizing Images for Search Results

In this installment of Ask Google Webmasters, John Mueller goes over a series of tips on optimizing images for search results. Mueller, before talking about the technical details of image optimization, asks site owners to take a step back and take a look at the larger picture. Basically, don’t optimize images just for the sake …

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Microsoft Brings Visual Search To Windows Search Bar

On December 16, Microsoft announced that Windows users are now able to initiate Bing visual searches right from the search bar, without having to open a browser. US users will be the first to get the feature during the initial roll out, while international markets will follow shortly after that. Users can submit a full …

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Bing Spotted Showing Domain Sources In Image Carousels

A new image carousel feature is being tested by Bing that features a preview of the image accompanied by the page title and domain name on its main search results page. “We’re experimenting with it on a set of image answer queries,” the Bing Images team said. This test was seen by digital marketing consultant …

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Traffic From Image’s Swipe To Visit Feature Now Appears In Search Console

If visitors arrive on your pages via Google’s Image’s Swipe to Visit feature, they are now accounted for in Search Console under the new “AMP on Image Results” search appearance. This news was announced by Google on August 21. By having Search Console data on how users arrive on your site might be able to help …

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Google Beats Out Microsoft, Amazon, IBM In Image Recognition Study

Over at Perficient Digital, an image recognition study was released that looked at the accuracy of the respective technologies. The study found that Google Vision beat out the competition, which included Amazon AWS Rekognition, IBM Watson and Microsoft Azure Computer Vision. As you can see below, Google has scored the highest among the technologies: There were …

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‘Swipe to Visit’ has arrived on Google Images

Google has launched “Swipe to Visit,” an Images search feature that displays a preview of an AMP-enabled website’s header after a user selects an image result. After that, the users can swipe up on the preview to load the images’s corresponding web page. With visual searches, users can efficiently scan and compare many offerings By …

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Yoast SEO 11.3 Lets You Add An Image Of A Person To Its Structured Data Graph

With the latest plugin update from Yoast, webmasters are able to include an image, avatar or logo in its structured data graph. It even adds a new filter that can be used to disable link indexation. Yoast also announced that it will be pulling support for versions of WordPress below 5.2 once 5.3 is released. Aside …

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Yoast Adds Image And Video Schema With 11.1 Update

With Yoast’s 11.1 SEO plugin update, image and video Schema enhancements have been implemented into their service. Even though it won’t necessarily improve your ranking by adding Schema, it can at least enhance the way your results appear. Google is showing more images in web search results, which means that if you add the appropriate …

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Google Image Search Updates Referrer URL To Help Publishers Track Image Search Traffic

On July 17, Google announced a change to the referrer URL sent by Google Image search.  The referrer URL is the way web analytics software tracks the source of a click to your website originates from.  Before the change, it was hard for webmaster and marketers to understand and segment out Google Image search referrers over other …

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Bing Visual Search Lets You Search Specific Objects Within Images

A new product is being added by Bing that is expanding its image search toolset, allowing users to search for specific items shown within a larger image. This product is being called Bing Visual search, and is available now as part of the Bing’s existing image search tools. When I went onto Bing and did a …

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