Msg#: 3241566 posted 6:09 am on Feb 3, 2007 (gmt 0)
I have one site with a few thousand large, high quality photos on it. These are not adult-oriented photos. They used to do quite well in Google Images search. Then when they started dinking with the results about a year ago, quite a few images were dropped from their search. Now, there is not a single image in Google Image Search from the thousands of high quality photos on the site. Instead, there are lots of lesser quality photos from other sites, maps, gif images and lots of junk mixed in with a few decent photos. Results are far inferior to Yahoo Image search, and MSN Image Search. What I am wondering is, if anyone has ever bounced back from what appears to be a ban in Google Image Search. Or, should I just figure our images will never again be in Google, but only in their competitors' searches?
Msg#: 3241566 posted 10:33 pm on Feb 4, 2007 (gmt 0)
I too used to have many more images prominent in Google Images. Not so many now, but I am still reasonably satisfied. Two observations I have made:
1) Google is lax at refreshing their image index. I receive several hits each day to images that have long been moved or deleted. I really should go through my log file and 301 those images to current content, but it's too low on my list of priorities.
2) Compared to Google Search, Google Image Search is a teenager. Many of its behaviors parallel Google Search as Search grew and matured. The index is getting larger so there are more images from Google to select from and they can show images from a wider range of domains. I think the days of seeing multiple images from one domain for a particular search are numbered and the results will continue to evolve and become more like the Search SERPs.