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Image Search Updated and Now on Homepage

I am seeing the image search more prominently, new?

     
12:42 am on Feb 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hi there!

is that "More than a billion images. One search box. Google Image Search" sentence new on the english homepage?

Guess we will have more Picasa in the future!

P!

3:07 am on Feb 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Google put out a press release today that was mostly ignored by everyone.

John B has it:
[battellemedia.com...]

Google released a new feature that displays images from Google Image Search above Google web search results when they're relevant to users' search queries. When users search for queries such as [sunsets], [mountains], [torre eiffel], or [inverno] on the Google homepage, they may see relevant thumbnail images at the top
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Also, something new is up on Labs. Check that out too.. :)
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You must mean:
[maps.google.com...]

I had a look at it and it looks incredible. Extremely fast map loading and the business pop-ups are awesome (looking).

Too bad it's unlikely to ever see even a beta release here in Australia.

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maps does not appear to support Opera.

grumble, grumble, grumble.....

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"Also, something new is up on Labs. Check that out too.. "
adding the images to the search is not biggie, IMO, just a PR stunt.

The maps looks amazing Googleguy...Congrats to Google. Personally (maybe for selfish reasons), I wish you guys would concentrate on the search though. Many index pages, including mine are essentially MIA.

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adding the images to the search is not biggie, IMO, just a PR stunt.

I disagree. Those images give 2-3 top SERPs to those that optimize their images for the image search.

And, they push #4 below the fold.

That, IMHO, is a big deal.

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Holy mother of pearl Google Maps is awesome! Care to add a map of Australia Google? *hint hint*
5:47 am on Feb 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Fair request, Teknorat--gotta walk before you run though. I've been playing with maps for a little while; it's highly addictive. :)
6:06 am on Feb 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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This is an interesting view of the world in the eyes of Google.
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Any chance of having the urls copy-pastable? Would be a boon if sending it to someone else.
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Wish we had something close this in India.

It's awesome wonderfull,

about the defintion:Googleguy

Did you switch from dictionary and thearus to gurunet recently?

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Now they need to add an entertaining "show current number of Google searches occuring from this area" to the maps ;) Kinda like the fancy projection they had on the "60 Minutes" segment but the "play at home version".
6:50 am on Feb 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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aravindgp, I think we did switch recently to a different site for definitions.
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Nice on both. Now it's as though you actually have an image search. Wasn't too thrilled with it before. Googleguy, while I have you here, just between us, is the reason you aren't supporting Opera because you are going to release a Google Browser? (Mods, don't delete this until GG answers, we may get him to slip up). <JustKidding>
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Clark, I like Opera..
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Hey, I dunno about that whole google map...

It actually made New York seem navigable. ;)

8:08 am on Feb 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Me too. I wish they would get more play...altough I assume you've followed our browser conversation, which Brett found interesting enough to bump twice :)

I know you can't comment too much but those are great ideas we are speculating that you have :)

So if you don't have them, now you do :)

And that is more exciting than Opera :)

Even though I wish them well :)

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A picture is worth a thousand keywords. Google Image Search.

That's what gooogle.com sais with the browser I use here. Using Safari (that has never been referred to Google from Webmasterworld) the same string reads
See a picture of what you're searching for. Google Image Search.
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maps.google.com -- simply unbelievable. In my wildest dreams I did not think I'll see a map that you can drag and pan with a mouse in a web browser. No words..

And "search within the map below" -- man, oh man, ...

It's so good it scares the hell out of me.

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I'm just glad that it's easier to find porn on google images now. <JustKiddingAgain>
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I don't see any images on the normal SERPs. Has the feature already been dropped, or is it just a glitch?
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Just looking at the map. Zooming in.....does that mean Coffeyville Country Club is moreorless the centre of the US?

Wow......it must be excited.

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--- maps.google.com -- simply unbelievable. ---

I think it looks amazing also.

What’s amazing is that it's missing any type of “Sponsored Links” on the right side, or is it in progress too?

Clean content is always Great!

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GoogleGuy:
I like some of the features of the map program. However, having tried it to get directions, I can tell you that it is clearly not ready. For the trip I looked up, it made me drive 440 miles, while MapQuest can get me there in only 280 miles!

For those of us who like the countryside, it would also be a lot better if the county roads were labelled.

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"I disagree. Those images give 2-3 top SERPs to those that optimize their images for the image search.
And, they push #4 below the fold.
That, IMHO, is a big deal."
yeah but the press release was to the main public, not SEOs. I mean that the images were there on another tab and adding is not a technological feat.

The maps, are a different story. now we're talking.
One suggestion: "remember my address" feature instead of typing it everytime

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"What’s amazing is that it's missing any type of “Sponsored Links” on the right side, or is it in progress too? Clean content is always Great!"

Clean content is great but someoen has to pay to keep the lights on.

[edited by: walkman at 1:54 pm (utc) on Feb. 8, 2005]

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Here is another example: going from Houston to Texarkana. Google maps thinks that you should first drive to Forth Worth... lol!
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Great stuff at maps.google.com

(portal anyone?)

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Going to also add that the directions are slightly skewed - from Toronto to New York had me going around the lake instead of directly crossing the border :). But it is very interesting how this integrates into local search - look forward to it.
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Good feedback, walkman and Spica. I'm sure the maps folks will check out any non-optimal driving directions you wanted to mention..
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