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Not In Google Image Search?

Posted by: Priya Ghose on 12/10/2012 - 2:34 PM

My keyworded images don't seem to appear when I do a google image search on the keyword. For example, I have three photographs with "arastradero" in the keywords, as seen here:

When I do a google image search for "arastradero" none of them show up. I posted this one in July, it has sold and has over 1000 views, yet it still doesn't seem to show up for me.

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I'm guessing I'm doing something wrong? Any tips?



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Posted by: Mike Savad on 12/10/2012 - 2:36 PM

either google doesn't recognize the word, or it hasn't been in there long enough, maybe it's sorted by traffic there, or maybe you have to submit your pages there to be considered. but i wouldn't worry too much about it since it's sold and can be found here.

---Mike Savad


Posted by: Mike Savad on 12/10/2012 - 2:37 PM

it should also be noted that not ever image in the world is cataloged in google. doing an image search does find itself back to here again.

---Mike Savad


Posted by: Mike Savad on 12/10/2012 - 2:38 PM

i typed your name into google and it was like the 8th one in.

---Mike Savad


Posted by: Priya Ghose on 12/10/2012 - 3:09 PM

Thank you Mike. I chose this photo and keyword as an example because it's one of the images that has done the best for me (sold, had over 1000 views), been around the longest in my gallery (July), and is a search term with reasonably few results. Due to these factors, I thought I might actually get into google images for this search term.

I'm having this issue with many other keywords as well. Some I've chalked up to the fact that there is a huge amount of content (i.e. California, blue, tree etc.), but these small ones, such as arastradero and alviso confuse me. Oddly enough, the image shows up when searching "arastradero open space preserve" which is the phrase I have in the description. I'd love to be able to get my images into these smaller searches somehow, as I figure there is less competition and my images might actually be seen in a google search. I have no idea if there's anything I can do to bring this about. Has anyone else encountered this issue before?


Posted by: Jeffery Johnson on 12/11/2012 - 8:06 PM

@Priya I checked my stats this afternoon on my main site and discovered someone located it by doing a search for "Nashville Zoo Dinosaurs" on the Google image search. I have noticed though for the most part it picks up words in the title quicker than it does other keywords for some reason.



Posted by: Priya Ghose on 12/11/2012 - 9:12 PM

Thanks for sharing your experience Jeffery. It sounds like I need to rethink how I title my work in the future...and I just need to be patient.


Posted by: Jeffery Johnson on 12/11/2012 - 9:17 PM

Both perhaps. This is one reason I have say if it is a Clouded Leopard Cub that will be the first part of title then the second part is a nice descriptive title such as "Clouded Leopard Cub Sticking His Tongue Out At Me"


Posted by: Michael Peychich on 12/12/2012 - 3:34 AM

Even though FAA search ignores descriptions, having descriptions helps with google searches.


Posted by: Priya Ghose on 12/15/2012 - 7:58 PM

Thanks Jeffery and Michael


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