homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.227.62.141
register, free tools, login, search, subscribe, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Pubcon Platinum Sponsor
Home / Forums Index / Google / Google SEO News and Discussion
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: Robert Charlton & aakk9999 & brotherhood of lan & goodroi

Google SEO News and Discussion Forum

    
Google Images adds text snippets in image search results
Prolific




msg:728974
 6:57 am on Dec 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

Looks like Google added text snippets in their image SERPs instead of showing the file name.

example: [images.google.com...]

 

Digerati




msg:728975
 7:33 pm on Dec 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

I don't think I see what you're seeing. All I see are image names like- image.jpg under the images.

Dayo_UK




msg:728976
 7:40 pm on Dec 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

I see it - thats pretty cool.

ken_b




msg:728977
 9:04 pm on Dec 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

I see it and it is cool.

Of course a quick browse through a few relevant searches turned up even more sites using my photos with any credit given.... sigh.

engine




msg:728978
 9:21 pm on Dec 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

Neat. Seems to be taking the text immediately following the image, and not the alt text.

ken_b




msg:728979
 9:30 pm on Dec 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

Seems to be taking the text immediately following the image, and not the alt text.

In my case it's using the alt text, but I wonder if there is a built-in preference for the alt or a visible caption.

engine




msg:728980
 9:32 pm on Dec 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

The images I looked at all had alt text, but it wasn't used.

ken_b




msg:728981
 9:36 pm on Dec 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

So if those images had both alt text and captions, and the caption text was used, it would seem like the prefernce is for captions.

The question then is would it be worthwhile adding captions to existing images? Nice place to pop in a few more keywords of course.

engine




msg:728982
 9:48 pm on Dec 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

I'm still not sure how it might benefit the average site. However, if you run an ecommerce site with captions to support the product image, I can see the benefit.

Those of use adding the captions since day one can sit back and watch the stats. ;)

ken_b




msg:728983
 9:52 pm on Dec 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

Those of use adding the captions since day one can sit back and watch the stats.

LOL... Yeah, yeah, nag, nag..... :)

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  
 

Home / Forums Index / Google / Google SEO News and Discussion
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved