Google Images Onebox, Index Size

February 7, 2005

Today, Google announced two new updates to Google Image Search that further help users find the information they need. First, Google Image Search now includes more than 1.1 billion images from around the world. With a comprehensive index of images, users can quickly and easily find relevant images of both popular and obscure queries.

In addition, Google released a new feature that displays images from Google Image Search above Google web search results when they’re relevant to users’ search queries. When users search for queries such as [sunsets], [mountains], [torre eiffel], or [inverno] on the Google homepage, they may see relevant thumbnail images at the top of their search results marked "Image Results." When users click on the thumbnail images, they will be directed to the website that contains the original image. Users may also click on the "Image Results" link to see the complete Google Image Search results page for that query.

We recognize that images are an important source of information, and we’re committed to developing new technologies that further help Google users find the information that’s important to them.

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