Search Engine Roundtable: Google Image Search Licensable Badge Now Live With Updated Search Filters

Search Engine Roundtable: Google Image Search Licensable Badge Now Live With Updated Search Filters. “In February, Google added a new licensable badge for image search as a beta while it tested out new structured data markup (with Search Console debugging reports). Well, now after months of testing, this new feature is live and images using this markup can see the licensable badge in the Google Image search results.”

Outlook India: Google to provide quick facts about images you search

Outlook India: Google to provide quick facts about images you search. “Google on Wednesday announced a new feature that will make it easy to find quick facts about what people see on Google images in the form of a Knowledge Graph. Starting first in the US, the feature would include people, places or things related to the image from the Knowledge Graph’s database of billions of facts, helping users explore the topic more.”

Search Engine Journal: Google Updates Image Search With Icons for Products, Recipes, & Videos

Search Engine Journal: Google Updates Image Search With Icons for Products, Recipes, & Videos. “Google is updating its image search results pages with icons indicating what type of content the images lead to. If an image surfaced in search results comes from a product page, a recipe, or a video, Google will highlight it with a special icon.” Of course, since Google’s adding something, it’s removing something else…

Daily Dot: Everything you need to know about Google Reverse Image Search

Daily Dot: Everything you need to know about Google Reverse Image Search . “We’re living in the Instagram age, an era dominated by photos and images, it’s often very hard to determine if the photo you are looking at has been altered or not; image enhancement is almost considered protocol when it comes to creating online content, and photo-editing apps are too plenty to count. Along with this, the internet is home to a thriving repost culture, making it hard to pinpoint where a photo came from, and whether or not you are seeing it straight from its original source. For both instances, there’s one thing you can do to investigate a picture’s origin and authenticity, and that’s to use Google reverse image search.”

CNET: Google Images gets a revamp with a focus on shopping

CNET: Google Images gets a revamp with a focus on shopping. “Google Images is getting a new look. The search giant on Tuesday said it’s launching a redesign of its search engine for photos…. The redesign will also put an emphasis on shopping. If you click on an image of a product, it will show you information on brand, price, reviews and availability.” Yay.

Egg on North Face: Wikipedia furious after glamp-wear giant swaps article pics for sneaky ad shots – and even brags about it in a video (The Register)

The Register: Egg on North Face: Wikipedia furious after glamp-wear giant swaps article pics for sneaky ad shots – and even brags about it in a video. “The North Face tried to sneakily replace images on Wikipedia pages with shots of models wearing the outdoor-clothing biz’s clobber in an attempt to skyrocket to the top of Google Images. It was part of an ad campaign that The North Face figured out with the Brazilian branch of international admen Leo Burnett Tailor Made. They had noticed that when people searched for top nature destinations, the first few images on Google were often taken from Wikipedia pages.”

The Conversation: How Google images helped us pin down the diet of Africa’s largest eagle

The Conversation: How Google images helped us pin down the diet of Africa’s largest eagle. “As martial eagles are beautiful, people love to take photographs of them and post these online. We realised that hundreds of photographers, amateurs to professionals, have been collecting data. To help answer some conservation questions we tapped into this resource of photographs taken at multiple locations across the continent over many years.”

Google Image Search Changes Coming This Year: Think Different (SEO Roundtable)

SEO Roundtable: Google Image Search Changes Coming This Year: Think Different. “Google’s John Mueller said last night that bigger changes are coming to Google Image search this coming year. Instead of thinking of how to optimize for images like you have been for the past two decades, you will need to think differently about image search when these changes role out.”

The Citizen: Google Images seems to think only white people live in SA squatter camps

The Citizen: Google Images seems to think only white people live in SA squatter camps. “Due to a strange algorithmic twist, South Africans noticed this week that when you search for ‘SA squatter camps’ on Google and look for images, most of the results feature white people in shacks. Obviously, this is a far cry from the reality, but appears to have happened because white people living in shacks is “news”, while black people living in shacks is just another day.”

SEO Roundtable: Google Image Search Exact Size Filter To Be Fixed

SEO Roundtable: Google Image Search Exact Size Filter To Be Fixed. “If you go to Google Image search and search for any image, let’s say flowers, and then go to the search tools and select the size option. Then you pick “exactly” and enter in a size and hit “Go.” Nothing, absolutely, nothing will happen. There are a bunch of searchers complaining about this issue over the past week in the Google Web Search Help forums.”

Pixel Spot: How to easily get back your “View Image” button in Google

Pixel Spot: How to easily get back your “View Image” button in Google. “If you were upset about the recent removal of the ‘View Image’ button on Google’s image search engine, you’ll be happy to know a workaround has recently popped up. Specifically, a new Chrome Extension can be installed to generate the same old button that allows you to find an image and view it directly.”