Image Searches Leading to my blog

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  • #33005

    timethief
    Member

    When my domain was hosted by wordpress.com I never saw Google search referrals at all. Now sooner than I had my domain repointed and hosted elsewhere and I had all kinds of Google searches. In fact most of my refereals are from Google on that blog. I’m wondering if there hasn’t been some sort of a bottleneck between wordpress.com and Google.

    #33006

    ellaella
    Member

    Not only is it still happening here, I’ve gotten multiple hits now on certain images, mostly chefs and lolcats. Go figure.

    #33007

    raincoaster
    Member

    I know that google imagesearch hasn’t worked well with WP.com as long as I’ve been here. It still doesn’t, actually: I tried to search my own blog for images I know to be there, named properly and with the title the same as the name, and neither Google searching raincoaster.com nor raincoaster.wordpress.com turned up ANY results. I’d like to know how those people are getting returns and I’m not!

    #33008

    Most of my traffic comes from Myspace. But right now it’s from Google Image. Is something cross-referencing with Google?

    #33009

    Hello from Montreal

    All of my traffic for the last three days has come via [images.google.com] into my blog, which is wierd, it is almost systematic the posts that are coming up in the right column, I thought it was strange that I have not logged but two blog hits since, all my referrals are coming via google. I wonder who is collecting all my images and where they are going? My spam is way down, go figure.

    Jeremy

    #33010

    andy
    Member

    This issue was caused by a recent change in the way Google Images URLs are built. This prevented the search term extractor from shunting these referrals into the search terms stats. I am working on a fix now.

    #33011

    timethief
    Member

    Thanks for the update Andy. :)

    #33012

    andy
    Member

    After more research, I found that Google Images frame page URLs appear broken (empty prev values). There is no way to extract the search terms at this time because they are not present. I am sending word to Google. Hopefully they will fix it but if not, I’m probably going to leave their referrers in.

    #33013

    ninglun
    Member

    Thanks, Andy. I was wondering about this. The past three days most of the referrals to my blog have come from Google Images. Good for the stats, though…

    #33014

    raincoaster
    Member

    They’ve definitely been tweaking more than that. Their Blogsearch is all over the map as well; one day it shows incoming links, the next day they’ve gone poof, a week later they’re back…

    #33015

    janien
    Member

    Hello!
    The same ‘phenomenon’, i.e. a (for my blog) ‘huge’ amount of Google image searches!! What’s this all about?

    #33016

    raincoaster
    Member

    Read the posts above yours. It’s all explained.

    #33017

    jessicadoyle
    Member

    Wow, I’m glad to have founds this thread. During this past week my referrals have changed from regular Google searches to ALL image searches. I don’t have any referrals for regular Google text searches any longer. I don’t mind the image searches but miss the text searches as they lead people to some great posts.

    Hope this gets worked out and thanks for the info above on this situation.

    #33018

    For several days now–maybe a week–I have had the same thing happening on one of my blogs.

    #33019

    phattrance
    Member

    maybe someone can help me with this question:

    does anyone know why google image doesnt index all my images hosted at wordpress.com?
    when i do a site search it only finds 219 images of 1300.

    http://images.google.se/images?gbv=2&svnum=10&hl=sv&q=site%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fdailymobile.files.wordpress.com&btnG=S%C3%B6k+bilder

    my blog url is: http://dailymobile.wordpress.com/
    one thing that i noticed that the images that i upload to wordpress.com gets this url: http://dailymobile.FILES.wordpress.com/ does it have anything to do with the domain?

    any suggestions?

    #33020

    marcys
    Member

    Wow. I thought, of course, it was just me, and e-mailed support asking what this meant. I don’t like it! Because now it’s the only referrer I’m getting in my list.

    #33021

    Why on earth would it upset you that your images are finally being indexed? I don’t get it.

    #33022

    kstafford
    Member

    I’m not upset and actually don’t want this “fixed.” I love the traffic I’m getting as it appears about 1 in 10 are actually clicking on my pages…..and I’m getting roughly 200 per day. Considering I just launched on 11/18 and was getting maybe 10-20 hits per day before that, I’m rather happy with the new found publicity!

    #33023

    kstafford
    Member

    hmmmmm…..looks like my image search traffic has ended abruptly. I’m hoping this wasn’t “fixed”…….now I’m just a seldom seen blog again.

    #33024

    thegroundhog
    Member

    Mine has abruptly ended too, but weirdly my traffic is still massively increased. Anyone else have this phenomenon?

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