Constant refinement by Google – Image search results
August 3, 2010 1 Comment
While I was watching Bond’s Dr No on the weekend, I wanted to see what Honey Ryder (Ursula Andress) looked like now so I Googled her. Most of the images were from the Bond movie. The thing that caught my eye was that Google have introduced (or are testing) the ‘roll over to enlarge’ image functionality.
Obviously, this isn’t anything new for most sites, but it’s something new for Google. I love that Google are constantly looking for new things to improve their offering and service results. See below for the key screens.
SEARCH RESULTS JOURNEY
WHAT THIS MEANS FOR WEBSITES AND COMPANIES?
- NAMING: the naming of images is going to be even more important, as people will be able to see what the names are and how they relate to the images.
- DESCRIPTION: the description surrounding the images will be important, as part of it will be displayed under the ‘roll over’ state.
- QUALITY: the quality of the image will need to be considered. Small (dimensions) and low resolution images will look terrible expanded or enlarged.