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Google Images Updated
from what i see...

 9:13 am on Jul 31, 2004 (gmt 0)

In the last Google Images updated, there were no images from my site and I was really disappointed. Today I suddenly noticed that there are around 500 images from my site on Google Images.

So has it been updated? Could someone please confirm this for me!



 1:32 pm on Aug 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

I also now see images from my sites that were never there before. Great news!


 1:43 pm on Aug 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

I see an update too, but they took an image from me that should not be on there. That makes me mad, well at least they are spidering it. It could be worse!


 6:09 pm on Aug 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

how can you check if your imgs show up in the results. do you search for your keywords, or filenames, on content?

id like to see an example


 6:32 pm on Aug 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

stef25, try searching with the site: syntax, such as
site:example.com inurl:example

also, it seems to be a habbit of mine to do this, so here goes. note that google's page estimates are known to be way off

(Total 13,869,180)
(JPG+JPEG 6,630,000)
GIF 5,030,000
JPG 4,640,000
PNG 2,160,000
JPEG 1,990,000
(TIF+TIFF 33,588)
TIF 33,100
BMP 15,500
TIFF 488
PNM 47
PPM 33
PGM 12


 7:02 pm on Aug 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

Can Brett or someone change the title? They started updating on about July 17 and were fairly stable by July 19-20. I have a blog entry on it.


 8:37 pm on Aug 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

For a couple of searches I tried I got dozens of 404s - near as dammit useless... Pages long since gone.



 3:04 am on Aug 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

I have two sites that are mostly image-based. Both sites were in the Google image database in the past, but are not represented there any more. The sites still do very well in the SERPs, so it's not a penalty (there would be no possible reason for that anyway). They were just apparently overlooked by the image bot. Google, I am not pleased at all with this latest job of yours...


 5:37 am on Aug 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

All our pics are dumped out of the index! :(

We have several sites which share a same image database. Thus, some pics might be used on all of them, probably with the same file name. Could this be the reason? Now, all pics of these sites are gone!


 5:56 am on Aug 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

My images are absolutely unique, and were dumped. I would be very interested to know whether someone has a good explanation for what is happening...


 6:49 am on Aug 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

We are in the same boat, Spica. :) I have mailed Google to see if I can get any positive response. I know that's some kind of dream.


 1:58 am on Aug 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

Month's ago I got a fair few referals from Google Images more than from regular Google. But lately I haven't been seeing Google Image search in my top 20 referrers which is all I really check. I'll have to do some quick searches but I can't imagine getting booted out of Google Images. My site has more and more images though I did reduce the resolutions of many of them recently to save bandwidth...

Food for thought?



 2:09 am on Aug 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

I'm not out of their index, though the first image I found from my site was on page three for that keyword. Probably why referrals are down eh?



 2:58 pm on Aug 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

My client's site also experienced a sudden drop in log file size in mid July. The drop had me looking for possible causes. I eliminate the normal weekend drop. I thought it was the Democratic Convention. But the file sizes never recovered after the convention. Finally, I noticed the threat on the image database update. When looking at our listings in the database I noticed two things. First, the image database now appears to be using a new algo similar to the one used in Google's main index. Second, I discovered all the client's graphics/images are gone from the index. The site remains in the main index.

The site did suffer from problems earlier this year when the server it was hosted on was hacked. This lead to a number of problems for a while. So I wondered if we happened to just miss being spidered. In checking back, Google's Image bot visited in April and then never again. It had also spidered the previous couple of months to April. I have seen other spidering breaks in the past when we remained in the index. So I'm really puzzled why we disappeared this time. Hopefully a glitch that will fix itself in the next spidering / update cycle.

In a search on the image database My first impression was how similar the results were to those in the main index. Not what I had come to expect in a search for an image. The pages listed were filled with text. A LOT of text. Would love to see how the variables are weighted in the algo.



 3:51 pm on Aug 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

If this is not a glitch, I just cannot figure out why Google would completely drop certain sites from the image database. Look for example at the one in my profile. That site is non-commercial, still does very well in the main index, but has now completely disappeared from Google's images. To my knowledge, the only time my host's servers were down was for a day or two at most at the end of July. There has been no major change to the site structure or anything else. So why was it dropped? I would really appreciate if someone can come up with an idea.


 10:25 pm on Aug 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

Although I'm on the third page the GoogleImageBot must like my site as I have over 200 images in there index under one single keyword as far as I could tell. I've changed some that had names like DC00045.jpg compliments of iPhoto to keyword.jpg I already had named most of my image files intelligently but I decided to name a bunch of them that are loaded by a .php script like so just for fun. The .php script actually might render the the expirement null and void. I will endevor to creat a keyword.jpg file someday soon...



 10:30 pm on Aug 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

Some of the images still in Google's image results are no longer online at my site so the Google index can not be that current. Also image I've added in the last month do not appear to be there. In my own casual use of Google Image search I've found an image but then clicked on the link to discover that the page is different. This happens a lot with blogs and news sites.



 2:29 am on Aug 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

Sorry for bumping this thread up, but I would really appreciate any comment/suggestion/idea from the pros in response to my question above. Thanks!


 12:49 am on Aug 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

I'm in the same boat here. My images took a major hit at first (July 17th) and then completely disappeared from the index. I am very confused.

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