Text Ads in Google’s Image Search?! Woot?

Here I was minding my own business, running a quick image search for cars and to my surprise, I saw text ads above the images, yes Google Adwords text ads above images. Ok, this may not be new for people in other countries but I am pretty sure this is new in Australia (unless I am super behind with whats happening at Googleplex).

Not only did I see text ads, I also found extra image search functions, a drop down to find specific image sizes with another drop down to indicate what type of image you are looking for.

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I believe this Google image search change will disappear soon after this post, being one of those “test features” Google play with on a daily basis. If you can’t see it on your image search screen, check out my screen shot above.

Great to see that they are looking to improve their image search, because it returns pretty bad results most of the time, for me atleast.

1 comment:

  1. Jodeci, 2. February 2009, 5:21

    Yea, google image search has a long way to go. There are a lot of cool features involved in it but they aren’t explicitly visible. For example, that search by content type. You can actually make it so google image only looks for images with people matching the given term, etc.

    The problem is, they don’t really make the features readily available.

     

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