Google Images Adds Try These Too

Mar 5, 2013 • 9:04 am | comments (12) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine

Google Images Try These Too

A month or so ago, Google launched their new image search user interface, which many webmasters claim made their image search traffic take a nose dive.

Well, it might drop even more now. Google has quietly added a new feature named "try these too." When you click on an image and Google shows you a larger preview of the image, Google is actively showing you other images you might want to look at as well.

You can see this in the image above, listed on the right side of the image, under the "view page," "view original image," and "image details" buttons.

Are you happy about this? It seems like many are not.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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Praveen Sharma

03/05/2013 02:19 pm

One more kick to publishers.

Marc Winter

03/05/2013 03:02 pm

They should call it "Try these pirated images too" ;-) It is still unbelievable to see the total non-reaction of our so-called democratic courts in light of this blatant and massive copyright violation. But individuals are sued for millions of USD, while companies have free reign over other people's content? That's how much your rights are worth when you don't have a lobby organization in DC.... Well, Google has, and it seems it's working for them!


03/05/2013 04:29 pm

Yeah cos its impossible to block your images from appearing in image search..... oh wait a minute......

Marc Winter

03/05/2013 04:58 pm

Google has a MONOPOLY on search, that means blocking would prevent anyone from finding me online! You may want to look up the word in a dictionary, and the special responsibilities arising from it.... While your at it, you may also want to review copyright law. There's nothing saying there is a necessary "opt out" for copyright owners to make sure their works don't get stolen, and monitor whenever Google feels it needs to change the rules, such as stealing full works instead of generating thumbnails from it - and only the latter was agreed upon in the robots.txt!


03/05/2013 05:03 pm

You might want to look up what 'Monopoly' means. You also might want to look up 'Fair usage' Google have no legal reason to allow you to opt out, they do however let you.

Ian MacDonald

03/05/2013 06:59 pm

When I first saw that , I presumed I accidenatly downloaded a new version of Microsoft silver-light, and then I removed silver-light, but the image option still remained, I had no idea where it came from...thanks...


03/05/2013 08:30 pm

I'm sorry, but I disagree with the comments and theme of this post. "Well, it might drop even more now...". Yeah, maybe? Maybe I'll get T-Boned by Matt Cutts on the way home from work. Maybe you'll gain traffic you would normally not have because of this? Without being a jerk, I think there's HOPE for images with this. Why? What if it's YOUR image in those 8 examples, and YOUR image is better quality/context/etc and YOU get the hit on the site which leads to a conversion? I hated the new images, loathe it - but this, it's giving more control to the user and a bigger push in higher quality images. I agree with this and I'm sure I'm one of the only ones.


03/05/2013 08:31 pm

Host all of your images in a folder and block Google from crawling that folder.

Brandon Fritz

03/06/2013 12:19 am

Google: All your images are belong to us.

Jawad Latif

03/06/2013 01:22 pm

It looks ok to me.

Optimiser Prime

03/10/2013 03:57 am

Anyone know how Google pulls the try these too images? If we had some understanding of it we could at least try and control it a little bit.

03/21/2013 06:01 pm

You might want to lookup 'Fair usage' Steven. It includes thumbnails, not full-sized images on the dime of the copyright holder outside the context of the source webpage. Further, pertaining to some of your other comments, it's not about not wanting to be indexed, it's about not wanting the full-sized image displayed outside the context intended by the owner of that particular intellectual property.

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