Do people who work at Google even sleep? As someone who works for an SEO company, it seems like Google forces its staff to stay up wee hours into the morning creating new ideas for their already great ideas. Just when you thought you were fully functional in Google Docs; insert Google Drive. Google Scholar? I’ve never even clicked on that. One function that has always been constant within Google is Google Images. It’s hard to change a system that already works great – but it’s easy to add to it.
Make no mistake, all of us live in a visual world. Everything around us is associated with a specific term, name, or sound and then paired with a visual image. The search giant Google understands this and they are always making improvements to Google, and this time around, upgraded their Image Search area of their search engine. While Google continues to set the bar for search engines, it seems as if they never stop changing, or improving what their site does. They recently made some cosmetic changes to their image search engines and as many of us know, when Google releases, finishes or updates a project, it is never fully finished, but always altered in the future to give users a better experience with their product.
Recently, Google updated their image search engine again by adding new features to its “Related Searches” section. The “Related Searches” section has always been visible within the image search results, suggesting alternative ideas for the search query that you entered; however, it has been improved so that you can visually see the related search suggestion that Google provides.
Now, as simple as ever, when you hover your mouse or your cursor over a specific related search suggestion, Google will present the user with 3-5 images, previewing the search suggestion in question. This helps the user decide which image search result suggestion they would like to choose, rather than having to click and view each one individually in a page setting. Users can also click on the individual images selected by the related search results.