Google Lowers Image Search Box In Web Search

Sep 15, 2016 - 8:09 am 1 by
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Mozcast posted on Twitter that Google seems to have lowered the image search box that shows up for many search queries in the web results. Mozcast wrote, "spot-checking the image drop and it seems to be legitimate (for now). Almost half of SERPs with image vertical lost those results."

Here is the Mozcast features chart:

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It shows almost a 50% drop. So I checked out RankRanger and it shows also a 50% drop as well!

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It seems Google has pushed down the image box more somewhere in the middle or below the organic results or removed them completely.

It is unclear if this is a Google bug or a feature.

Here is a screen shot of a query for [flowers] this morning:

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Forum discussion at Twitter.

 

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