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Changes In Google Image Search

  1. whatshotwhatstrendingnow
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    Ever since Google Image Search was changed a few days ago it has had a dramatic effect on the number of visits my site has been getting.
    Prior to the new version of Google Image Search I was receiving between 3k and 15k of hits per day but this has now reduced right down to around 1k per day.

    Google now provide a full size image on their image search which means that people no longer have to go through to the original provider of the image. How this is allowable I am not sure, Google have not paid anyone for the use of their images and there was no discussion that I could find before the changes were implemented. They did make a comment that they believed the traffic to the websites would increase as a result of their changes in the image search function but this has certainly not been my experience.

    It has been a very disappointing change as far as I am concerned and does not seem to encourage people to put time into posting fresh image content.

    Has anyone else had a similar experience or indeed found that their traffic has increased?

  2. Google have not paid anyone for the use of their images and there was no discussion that I could find before the changes were implemented.

    What you are looking at is the search results from Google's cache of indexed images.

    I expect a lot of bloggers with image rich blogs will be experiencing what you are experiencing on your blog now ie. a severe decline in visits produced by image search results for exactly the reason you state. "Google now provide a full size image on their image search which means that people no longer have to go through to the original provider of the image."

  3. I forgot to state that all search engine issues are between bloggers and the search engines.

    This thread will be closed as we are not allowed to post discussion threads to these support forums. http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/forums-housekeeping?replies=1

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