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Yet people are coming in with valid search strings for widget pictures I have.
Anyone know what could be happening?
Google has been showing 3 images on top of some normal keyword search pages. I've been getting many hits from one image that shows on top of the normal Google search results. They've been sprinkling images around on top of a few of the normal search results, probably for a year now. I still haven't figured out what the criteria are for showing these images with the SERPS. It seems like one thing may be only a few (100's) of images meet the criteria. Or perhaps these samples are hand picked keywords. To a limited extent it is worthwhile trying to make your images rank well.
Just started getting traffic from Google Images the other day. Kinda makes up just a little bit for how bad they've screwed us over the past week or so, so I really don't mind and didn't try to figure out what happened. I just assumed that they decided to start crawling us for images, because our site really has a ton of them and they are almost always 1000% relevent to what people are looking for. About 20% of my search engine traffic now comes from there.
However, by connecting to some (not all) anonymizer poxies, I am able to see the pictures indexed in google images. Is this something to do with google datacenters not matching? If so, how can I do the google image search with other datacenters?
I have seen IP address for many datacenters.. but I dont know how to query their google image search. It trys to submit the form to 'images.xx.xx.xx.xx', which doesnt exist.
Oh, but I do appreciate the traffic, no complaints, just wondering :-)
We get tens of thousands of hits direct to images each day from these type of sites, as well as forums etc.
Not a big deal but I guess it must run into $$$ over the year.
Any pointers would be appreciated. I'm burning about a gig per day, maybe not alot for most of you, but thats too much for me :(