Dates On Google Image Search Results

Apr 13, 2011 • 9:03 am | comments (4) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine

hours ago in Google ImagesOn Monday I reported at Search Engine Land via a tip from @KeriMorgret that Google has begun adding dates to news related images in Google Image search.

Google has confirmed the additional "date annotations" in a Google Web Search Help thread this morning.

If you search in Google Image Search for images that may have news related images, and if the images are fresh and picked up from Google - Google may add a label when they found the image. The label normally reads "X hours ago" or "X days ago" and is currently positioned at the bottom right corner of the image.

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Google Images date annotations

Jeff from Google said "we're announcing a change which should make finding recent images a lot easier--Google Images with Date Annotations. Now, we'll add date annotations right to the thumbnails of images that were uploaded recently."

Pretty useful, don't you think?

Google has not yet announced this on their blog, I suspect they will on Friday afternoon or Sunday.

Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help.

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Nick Stamoulis

04/13/2011 01:52 pm

I think incorporating dates into the image search is a very good thing. It lets users know which image is the most recent, and therefore the most accurate depiction of what they are looking for. It will also help users locate specific images.

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04/13/2011 07:23 pm

I think it's very useful.

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04/14/2011 11:51 am

Great move by google. it will enhance its functionality

Anirban Das

04/14/2011 12:29 pm

Great feature for image search...thank you for will create a new dimension for image searcher's ,where date view is an extra addition just like date view for forum thread discussion helped a lot on organic search!

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