Google Search By Image Gets Smarter & Faster

Google announced that they have made a few improvements to Search by Image on Google Image search.

The improvements include enhancing the best guesses, adding the knowledge graph to image results and adding fresher content to the image search results.

Smart Best Guesses For Search By Image

Now if you search by image, Google will try to be smarter about the best guess answer they give you. For example, if you uploaded an image of a specific type of flower, previously Google would say it was flower. Now Google will try to guess the type of flower.

Here is a picture:

Knowledge Graph For Search By Image

Also, when you search by image, if Google has a knowledge graph result available for the image, Google will show it. For example, uploading a picture of Neuschwanstein Castle may return the knowledge graph answer for it.

Here is a picture:

Fresher & Deeper Results For Search By Image

Finally, when you upload an image and that image is associated to a set of major news stories, Google will show fresher related content in the search results. Google said they have “expanded the index so you can find more sites that contain your image and information related to it.”

Related Topics: Channel: Consumer | Google: Images


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  • Larry James

    How much weight does the “alt” tag have. Does Google rely on the ‘alt’ tag to determine what the photo is about, or is the “alt” tag only there to help people with their settings set to “not dispay images”.

  • shashi kumar

    Great post and great job by Google and i like every time Google efforts as it is making improvements to provide us better experiences in search results. Now we can find out images with specify word for target results.

    Thanks for such a useful and informative post..

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