Again, Images Not Showing For Some Google Search Result Snippets

Mar 21, 2024 - 7:31 am 6 by

Google Robot Chef

Google is once again investigating issues with recipe images and other images not showing for some sites within the Google Search results. We reported on several issues with recipe sites several weeks ago and it seems to be happening again for some of these sites.

I am not sure if it is related to Google penalizing some recipe sites for improper use of recipe markup or if this is a bug with Google Search.

There are complaints from mostly recipe sites but also from other sites about this issue.

Here is the issue, where a site's recipe image is not showing in the search results:

Google Recipe Image Missing

Danny Sullivan, the Google Search Liaison, replied to one of the complaints on X saying, "I have had a few reports of this, so I will pass it on." Yes, I saw several more reports of this, here is another one:

There are many other complaints in the Google Webmaster Forums, here is a screenshot from a couple of days ago:

Missing Images Google Search

Again, I am not sure if this is a bug or something intentional but I am seeing more complaints about image thumbnails not showing up in the search results again.

Forum discussion at X.

Update: Google did/is looking into it and it seems like they are happy with how things are:


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