Google Image Search Adds Captions To Search Results From Your Page Titles

Mar 14, 2018 - 8:03 am 3 by
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Google announced yesterday they have added captions to the image search results in Google Image search. They get the captions by using the title attribute from the web page the image is on.

Here is a screen shot of it in action:

Google Image Search Title Captions

Here is a before and after:

Before After Image Search Title Caption

Danny Sullivan of Google said on Twitter that this comes from the "HTML title tag" and it is "not used in any special way for ranking the image." He also recommended that he "would suggest people keep captioning images exactly as they've always been advised to."

Here are those tweets:

This is rolling out now globally on the Google app (Android and iOS) and on mobile browsers.

Forum discussion at Twitter.

 

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