• http://twitter.com/connections8 James Norquay

    A win for Bing, well kind of hehe, but overall something that Google should look at fixing imo.

  • http://katsarov.info/ kristiyan katsarov

    Google goes down or what? But I think it’s cool! :)

  • ConnorMarc

    This seems natural. Just a bad coincidence for Mitt.

  • Olog-hai

    “Exactly when and why the freshness factor kicks in isn’t clear”

    For what it’s worth, just about every Google Image search for Google Hot Trends (it looks like they’re calling this service “hot searches” these days) entries that are less than about 7 days old have the time stamps. I’m sure there are other criteria.

    Incidentally: http://i.imgur.com/fBFxQ.png

  • James Barker

    Articles such as this might strengthen the association between “completely wrong” and Romney. So these images results may well continue after the initial interest / freshness has died down!

  • Shaad Hamid

    Danny, I’m pretty certain you intended that pun :-P

  • http://www.nathanielbailey.co.uk/ Nathaniel Bailey

    what do you mean google goes down? Google has done just what it should do, show relevant images for the content/text of pages imo

  • http://katsarov.info/ kristiyan katsarov

    According to the pictures, Bing’s image search is better…

  • http://www.nathanielbailey.co.uk/ Nathaniel Bailey

    I wouldn’t agree on that, it would depend on what you call better! Google are simply displaying images related to that search term which are current, but if you continue down to page 2 and beyond the images become more random etc.

    Bing on the other hand are show more images which are aged, so both are right IMO, as for which is better, like I said that would depend what your searching for wouldn’t it

  • http://www.nathanielbailey.co.uk/ Nathaniel Bailey

    Another angle to look at it from would be an image search for a movie, for example say you search for “total recall”, google may decide that images from the new movie are more relevant, where as bing may decide images from the old movie are more relevant.

    So looking at it from that point of view, both are correct and which is better is in the eyes of the viewer/searcher. See where I’m coming from now?

  • imageworks

    hey i also just wrote about this on our blog at imageworksstudio.com. As SEO’s we can learn a lot about queries that deserve freshness when it comes to phenominons like this

  • http://www.facebook.com/connie.neagle.3 Connie Neagle

    A good reason not to use them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/connie.neagle.3 Connie Neagle

    You people are just nasty, in every sense of the word