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How Google Image Search Technology Works

Following Google’s launch of its image search, questions have been asked about how the technology works and whether or not it is accurate. At first glance, the search results appear to be fairly accurate and intriguing. For those who are interested, the following video presentation by Peter Linsley (originally delivered at SMX West in February, 2009) will attempt to answer some of your questions on how exactly Google images work and to some extent what it can be used for. Enjoy!

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  1. Josh

    November 6, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    i Use tinyeye for searching images.

  2. briant

    November 7, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    What’s the brand of his laptop? 🙂

  3. Hsb

    November 7, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    I’ve always wondered how this worked… now if I could just better understand how pictures really impact SEO – one of the more tricky subjects in my opinion.

  4. Nishadha

    November 8, 2011 at 3:31 am

    As a diagramming site images search is very important to us. Good alt tags and some relevant text around the image works wonders in image search.

  5. joe

    November 8, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    This is so informative.. very nice post.

  6. Thomas

    November 8, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    Thanks for sharing this video. It is always nice with some inside knowledge.

  7. Danny

    November 9, 2011 at 7:57 am

    It’s good to know more about how google images work. Many people don’t realize how much traffic they can get through images.

  8. kevin

    November 15, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Wow.. this really got my brain some new input! thanks for sharing this.

  9. TracyAnn0312

    December 2, 2011 at 9:25 am

    I would agree to Hsb, I also wonder how this work. But good the good thing is, you add another brilliant idea on how Google Image work.

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