Find Animated GIFs With Google Image Search

Mar 20, 2013 • 8:58 am | comments (12) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine

Who doesn't love animated GIFs? Seriously?

Well, Google announced on Google+ that they now let you search for animated images, as well as transparent images, using the advanced search feature.

Here is how you access the animated filter within Google Images:

animated Google Image Search

There you will find the animated face palm by Matt Cutts:

Matt Cutts Animated GIF

The folks at The Verge are posting some fun animated GIFs they discovered using this feature. John Mueller at Google is having a fun time watching the comments there.

What fun SEO related animated GIFs can you find using this feature? Share them below.

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Himanshu Saxena

03/20/2013 01:11 pm

Matt Looks frustrated...Barry stop asking questions


03/20/2013 01:43 pm

That's pretty awesome! I foresee an explosion of animated GIFs in the coming months with this new tool. There's a bunch of pretty funny ones on content marketing here:


03/20/2013 02:31 pm

More cats. Fantastic.


03/20/2013 03:29 pm

what happened to "_____ filetype:gif" not working?


03/20/2013 03:32 pm

what happened to "_____ filetype:gif" not working???

Barry Schwartz

03/20/2013 03:32 pm

gif does not equal animated gif

Rob Kissell

03/20/2013 03:33 pm

hits a good batting average for it - plus, honestly, consider the subject matter you would use in the example - more often than not you would have hit your target. Nice tool nontheless. Just sayin - always had to have half-decent work-arounds.,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.44011176,d.dmg&fp=b12fee3e2a994ea5&biw=1482&bih=1202

Rob Kissell

03/20/2013 03:38 pm

PS, i tried to delete old, duplicate comment - it's done nothing but strip it to "guest" status. my apologies

Google is rigged for $

03/20/2013 07:21 pm

Wow, Barry posted his all time favorite pic, the staged face-palm, by the big phony Matt Cutts. No doubt Barry and his boy have insider jokes, like Danny Sullivan gives Matt a Panda, so funny.

Ranu Jain Gupta

03/21/2013 04:32 am

Woohooo Google has now added another bombshell to its kitty!! Search for "Gangnam Style", you will roll on the floor laughing out loud.

Barry Schwartz

03/21/2013 10:11 am

You mean [harlem shake] I think.

Ranu Jain Gupta

03/22/2013 04:07 am

Yes I meant the same.

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