Google has removed the'View Image' button in image search results, eliminating a simple way for users to see an image in isolation from the page it was sourced from. The seemingly small change has implications for many users since it makes it more difficult to save high-resolution images straight from image search results. The change is related to last week's announcement by Getty Images of a new multi-year licensing partnership with Google. Getty Image's iStock announced that Google had agreed to make its image search copyright disclaimer more prominent and remove the View Image button. The photo agency last year filed a competition complaint with the European Commission accusing Google of promoting piracy because its image search results included large, high-resolution images.
Spotted by Reddit user DiscombobulatedLead, Google is apparently testing new kind of search-results page that's based on the company's Material design approach that's been spreading through Google services the past few years. SEE ALSO: Americans Googled'gun control' more than'gun shop' in the past week While the old layout displays all search results on one white background, the new layout reportedly displays each result in a "card box" with defined borders. Google seems to be AB testing a new material search results layout. Google has been updated more and more of its desktop services around Material; Google Calendar was one of the most recent to get a makeover. Material roughly began with the launch Android 5.0 Lollipop, and it generally emphasizes cards, layers, "flat" textures, and specific coloring schemes.
Google Search is much more powerful than most people know. Google is way more powerful than most people realize. Regular searches are helpful, but they don't even scratch the surface of Google's abilities. Sometimes, your basic search inquiries may not be enough or you need a tip to get the best results. Fair warning: You can't mention Google without also mentioning tracking.
Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. AMP results now showing in Google Image Search Dec 15, 2016 by Barry Schwartz AMP is now showing up in the mobile Google Image search results. Retailers testing Google Maps mobile Promoted Places ads include MAC Cosmetics, Starbucks, Walgreens Dec 15, 2016 by Ginny Marvin The promoted pins in Google Maps are being tested on Android devices. What the heck is machine learning, and why should I care? Dec 15, 2016 by Dave Davies Understanding the impact of machine learning will be crucial to adjusting our search marketing strategies -- but probably not in the way you think.