A new Google Image
January 24, 2013
Google image search will change.
Google’s Webmaster blog outlined yesterday that Google Image search will change within a few days. But what does this mean for the average searcher?
A comparison of Google Image
The first image (below) shows what the design interface looks like. The second image shows what the current (old) design interface looks like. But is the new interface any better?
Is the new Google search better?
In short, yes. The justification is written below:
- The use of metadata is much better
- Metadata is essentially data about a thing (e.g. a photo, a sound clip…) online. It is used to help screen readers, for example, read a ‘thing’ they cannot see, or hear. In other words, metadata tells everyone what something is by having a name (title) and a description (such as, an image having a caption).
- Better use of metadata allows more images to be indexed by Google. The more images…
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