Confirmed: Google Image Search Updating Index Faster

Google ImagesGoogle has confirmed that they are now updating the Google Image Search index of images at a more rapid rate.

Earlier this week, I reported at the Search Engine Roundtable that webmasters noticing this at WebmasterWorld. Webmasters were saying that Google Image Search was including their new images within a “few days” as opposed to a few months.

A Google spokesperson confirmed this:

We recently made some changes to increase the rate at which we update images in our index to improve the experience for our users and provide them with fresher images in both web and image search.

As you know, 2010 was the year Google devoted to speed. From Google Instant to Google Caffeine to Google Chrome, Google is looking to speed things up on all basis.

Related Topics: Channel: Consumer | Google: Images | Top News


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  • Martin Canchola

    This is good for local search too. Think if you are a tattoo shop and have pics of work you have done. So, don’t forget to tag your images with your main keyword and geo target..Such as murrieta-tattoo-unicorn.jpg

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