Posts Tagged ‘Image Search’

Beware of Image Search Engine Poisoning

Monday, October 15th, 2012

If you use Bing or Google to search for images, then you might want to read this …

A recent analysis of the use of search engine poisoning to drive web traffic to payday loan sites by Sophos virus researcher Fraser Howard suggests that the majority of image search poisoning is happening on Bing’s image search engine and not on Google Images.  According to the information, 65% of blocked search engine redirects caused by search engine poisoning is happening on Bing, while only 30% on Google, with more than 90% all all redirects originating from poisoned image search results.

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Bing Improves Image Search Part of Website

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

This makes good sense; Bing’s previous image search feature was kind of pathetic …

The Bing Team just announced that it is rolling out a new version of Bing Image Search. It seems that the changes will be available to a worldwide audience, which may be an indicator that Bing has finally come to the understanding that they can only compete with Google an an international level.

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Google Search by Image

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

I’m amazed that Google can actually do this; this is yet another search feature that will be fun to play with …

Searching by image is a new feature of Google Search that was introduced yesterday as well. It basically allows the web user to upload an image to Google to search for it on Google. The search will be on all Google properties, including Google Search and Google images. A search like this can come in handy in multiple ways, from identifying people on a photo to finding out where that beautiful sunset was taken in the world to getting information about a painting that you have as your desktop background.

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Google Image Basic Userscript Redirects to Google’s Old Image Search

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Here’s a cool trick for those who prefer Google’s previous image search format …

Google rolled out a new version of Google Image Search some time ago. The most prominent change is that all image results are now displayed on the same page, with new images being loaded as the user scrolls down. The number of image previews on a search result page has increased as well. This can be problematic for users who access the Internet with low speed connections, for instance dial up users or users with a low speed broadband plan.

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Bing Images Updated – Improves Image Search

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

When Google first introduced their image search feature years ago, it almost seemed like kind of an after-thought. But now it seems like all of the browsers are devoting a lot of resources into updating their image search functions.

Microsoft yesterday made the announcement on the official Bing blog that they have updated Bing’s image search. The feature update includes interesting additions and changes to the image search on bing that improve the user’s options, and make searching on Bing more comfortable than before.

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Image Search Options – Firefox Reverse Image Search Add-on

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Here’s an interesting add-on for those who do a lot of image searching …

Sometimes you may want to find out more about an image that has been posted on the Internet, especially if there are no additional information attached to it on the page it has been posted on. Maybe you want to know more about the creator of the image or photograph, or you want to find the original website it was posted on for a chance to contact the creator.

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Image Search Preview – Userscript to Display Direct Image Previews

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

This looks kind of interesting …

Most image search engines, and image hosting sites for that matter, use thumbnail previews of images that link to the image directly or another web page with the original version of the image. If you use Google Images or Bing Images for instance, you see a list of image results. These results are small thumbnails that lead to the site the images are hosted on. Users who want to download or view the image in its original size need to click multiple times to do so.

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Google updates image search to eliminate clutter, improve results

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

I’ve used the new Google Image Search, and I definitely prefer the old version. The new version often results in thousands of images one page, making the page extremely slow to load, and it’s also rather cluttered, compared to the old version that yielded a neat, orderly grid of images.

By Ed Oswald, Betanews

Google's new Image Search
Google’s image search service will be getting a revamp this week, aimed at making the search function easier to use, and to provide more relevant results. The redesign is essentially the service’s first major makeover since Google Images went live in 2001.

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