Google Image Authorship Adds "Page By"

Nov 15, 2013 • 9:29 am | comments (5) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

In early October, we reported Google added authorship to image search. We also reported how confusing it was because the authorship was applied to the author of the story on the page but not the author of the image.

For example, Google showed by this image, that the author was by Juliet Eilperin but the image was not taken by Juliet Eilperin it was by Mark Wilson at Getty Images.


Recently, Google updated the authorship in image search description to specify "Page by" to avoid that confusion:

Google Image Authorship Adds

This is an improvement.

Forum discussion at Google+.

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Durant Imboden

11/15/2013 03:22 pm

It would make more sense for Google to simply not use bylines for Image Search (unless, of course, the bylines were for the creators of the images).

Stuart David

11/15/2013 03:44 pm

Which is again hard to verify (impossible), so I agree with your original statement, 'simply not use' - everything looks way too busy

Durant Imboden

11/16/2013 12:59 am

Way too busy, and also way too useless. When I'm searching for a picture of Barack Obama, Bearded Collies, or Buenos Aires, why should I care who wrote the text on the page where the image was found?


11/17/2013 04:09 am

I guess Google need to be a little more focused and stop wasting time with images and information that not necessary


11/18/2013 05:42 am

This improvement was much needed. Otherwise it was confusing. I am happy it see that google is very careful about the origin or authenticity of a document in the internet. I appreciate this.

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