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Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Google Images Now Also Served From WWW

A couple weeks ago I got quite worried about the Google Images traffic on one of my sites… That’s a pretty dramatic drop. I started going through all the scenarios of what might be happening. Then a couple days later I noticed this… In other words, at the same time there was a drop in […]

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Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

Redirects to new versions of images -> Images drop out of Google Images

It is possible to see big drops in traffic from Google Images if you modify the file names of your images or change the images in some way.

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Monday, July 30th, 2007

Freshness of Image Search Results – Yahoo! wins

A comparison of the four major search engines shows Yahoo! has the most interesting results with a mix of established and fresh content.

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Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007

Differences Between Google’s ‘Universal Search’ and ‘Image Search’

While you would think Google would use what it’s learned in ranking images for image search when it presents images in it’s “Universal Search” – that’s not the case at all. Bottom line – image search results are far better than Universal Search.

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Friday, April 13th, 2007

Media/Image Crawlers Need to See HTML Pages

When crafting your robots.txt file, don’t forget that the search engines have specialized spiders that crawl for image search. These spiders need to see not only the image file, but the page that it is used on.

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