Google Images Now Showing Fresh Images Within Hours

Google Images is now showing fresher images for search results that are trending and/or news related.

For example, if you search for [schwartzel masters] in Google Images, you will find tons of images from the golf tournament yesterday. They are all fresh images, mostly pulled from news sources, mostly time stamped with phrases such as “3 hours ago,” and so on.

Here is a picture:

Google has labeled fresh web search results with “X minutes or hours ago” for years now. But this is the first time I have seen Google do so with Google Images.

Hat tip to @KeriMorgret for spotting this.

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Related Topics: Channel: Consumer | Google: Images


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  • Rick Bucich

    I can confirm that this does not apply solely to authority sites. I noticed an image of mine indexed within hours and it did not pertain to any currently trending topics.

  • Bas van den Beld

    Noticed this last week indeed, didn’t, didn’t really realize it was that new actually :)

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