Did Google Change The Reverse Image Search?

Jan 11, 2018 • 7:57 am | comments (9) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine
 

Over the past few days, I have been hearing complaints on Twitter and Google Web Search Help forums about the reverse image search feature in Google not working as expected.

It seems Google either intentionally made a change to how the reverse image search results work or Google has a bug with that feature. In short, previously this feature would show the matching image of the website but now it seems to show mostly just search results. It would show an image thumbnail on the left of the search results snippets but that is gone also.

Here is a screen shot with explanation from one of the folks complaining in the forums:

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Here are also bad quality images showing the before and after changes:

Before:

After:

Google has not responded officially about this change, so we are not sure if this is a feature or a bug.

Forum discussion at Twitter and Google Web Search Help.

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