The search giant on Wednesday announced a more beautiful, reliable and faster image search feature on Google.com with inline results and metadata with saying that users will see the new look “in the next few days” but although not much of the details being shared at the moment. The users will see image result displayed in an inline panel making it faster, more beautiful and more reliable in nature, letting users to quickly flip through set of images by using the keyword.
Here is what the changes the company comes up with:
- We now display detailed information about the image (the metadata) right underneath the image in the search results, instead of redirecting users to a separate landing page.
- We’re featuring some key information much more prominently next to the image: the title of the page hosting the image, the domain name it comes from, and the image size.
- The domain name is now clickable, and we also added a new button to visit the page the image is hosted on. This means that there are now four clickable targets to the source page instead of just two. In our tests, we’ve seen a net increase in the average click-through rate to the hosting website.
- The source page will no longer load up in an iframe in the background of the image detail view. This speeds up the experience for users, reduces the load on the source website’s servers, and improves the accuracy of webmaster metrics such as pageviews. As usual, image search query data is available in Top Search Queries in Webmaster Tools.