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Google Images Update

Discussion in 'Google' started by Cristian Mezei, Apr 9, 2005.

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    Google Images update has just happened today, and is in progress further.

    I've been waiting 6 months for this.

    Check it yourselves to see how you stand :)
     
    Cristian Mezei, Apr 9, 2005 IP
  2. Will.Spencer

    Will.Spencer NetBuilder

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    #2
    No need to check the SERPS, 90% of the traffic to one of my sites disappeared.

    I was hoping to double the revenue from that site from $1/day to $2/day. :cool:

    Google Image searchers do not give good CTR.
     
    Will.Spencer, Apr 9, 2005 IP
  3. Cristian Mezei

    Cristian Mezei Notable Member

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    Well.. Shit happens :D :D
     
    Cristian Mezei, Apr 9, 2005 IP
  4. Will.Spencer

    Will.Spencer NetBuilder

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    Luckily my sites, overall, are kicking butt! :)
     
    Will.Spencer, Apr 9, 2005 IP
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    #5
    How exactly do you rank for google images, just get lots of links to jpg pics etc?
     
    l234244, Apr 9, 2005 IP
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    Interesting, I've never noticed it from a webmaster's point of view.
     
    hurricane_sh, Apr 9, 2005 IP
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    #7
    I recall reading that the filename of the image was a major factor in image ranking. Probably the equivalent of the title tag for webpages.
     
    dustin, Apr 9, 2005 IP
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    rubenmajor Well-Known Member

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    Does the alt tag have anything to do with an image ranking?
     
    rubenmajor, Apr 9, 2005 IP
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    dustin Peon

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    I would expect it to. I would also expect that the surrounding words on a webpage that inlined the image would have some effect.
     
    dustin, Apr 9, 2005 IP
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    rubenmajor Well-Known Member

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    With the way that google pays attention to links and their description it would not be surprising.
     
    rubenmajor, Apr 9, 2005 IP
  11. Cristian Mezei

    Cristian Mezei Notable Member

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    #11
    1. The name of the image. More than 3-4 words, are not accounted for, and cut out. Be relevant and specific.

    2. The alt attribute. More than 3-4 words, do not apply. But it's very important to have it.

    3. The text, that's found in the page containing the image.

    4. Is the image linked ? this is still unknown to me, and if it helps or not.

    I placed the above in order of importance.
     
    Cristian Mezei, Apr 10, 2005 IP
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    ARGH! Looks like they're showing thumbnails from the images at the top of the normal SERPS now, too. So much for clean text-based interfaces.

    How long before Google becomes a full blown "portal", complete with flash pop-unders? :(
     
    davedx, Apr 10, 2005 IP
  13. Cristian Mezei

    Cristian Mezei Notable Member

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    They are just trying different aproaches i guess.

    I don;t think it will ever be that way (Like msn or yahoo is)
     
    Cristian Mezei, Apr 10, 2005 IP
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    #14
    yes.. as i use alt alt on images that contains links .. also that don't :p
     
    LiGhTen, Apr 10, 2005 IP
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    inverse Banned

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    i m not in good place expertu :S
     
    inverse, Apr 13, 2005 IP
  16. Cristian Mezei

    Cristian Mezei Notable Member

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    What do you mean ? :)
     
    Cristian Mezei, Apr 15, 2005 IP
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    #17
    Something I've done to position images on GG Image Search results is making an image thumbnails page, and then, naming the big version of the images using the target keyphrases, but intentionally letting spaces between every word of the keyphrase, and then using a number at the end:

    For instance, if I want to position an image for the keyword “blue butterflies”, I make a thumbnail page for “Blue Butterflies Images” (linked from a good PR page), then put all the target images under a directory named /blue-butterflies/images/ and name every image using: “blue butterflies 1.gif”, “blue butterflies 2.gif”, “blue butterflies 3.gif”, etc.

    Then, when a search is done for images of “blue butterflies”, GG Images shows the images as:

    domain.com/…/images/blue%20butterflies%201.gif

    or

    domain.com/…/images /blue%20butterflies%202.gif

    Note that every time a %20 is included, it is because the filename itself has a space as part of the name, and for some reason, GG Images likes this. It works also with jpgs.

    Has anyone else used this?

    .
     
    Tapanti, Apr 15, 2005 IP
  18. Cristian Mezei

    Cristian Mezei Notable Member

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    Well , i really never optimize more than one picture for the same keyword.

    I use a different combination of keywords, for each and every picture. :)
     
    Cristian Mezei, Apr 17, 2005 IP