35% Will Block Google Images In Protest Of Change

May 16, 2013 • 8:43 am | comments (13) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine

Google Image Traffic DropAbout a month ago, we asked our readers if they are or plan on blocking Google Images after they noticed a huge drop in traffic since the new image search design launched.

The results are now in and while 37% said they will not block Google from indexing and ranking their images, 35% said they will or have blocked Google Images. Currently 28% are not sure what they should do in this situation, which likely means they will just keep the status queue. Here are the poll results:

  • 11% already blocked Google Images
  • 24% will soon block Google Images
  • 27% will not block Google images
  • 28% are not sure if they will or will not block Google Images

Here is the pie chart:

blocking Google Images poll

Forum discussion continued at WebmasterWorld.

Disclaimer: Please see my poll disclaimer post before coming to any conclusions on these results.

This story was scheduled to be posted today and was not written today, as I am offline today.

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