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Yahoo Image Search Becomes Flickr Search  (View post)

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, September 19, 2007
12 years ago9,352 views

Don't you think Yahoo shows way too many images from Flickr:
images.search.yahoo.com/search ...
images.search.yahoo.com/search ...

徐杰 [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

unfortunately flickr is blocked in china ,:(

I can access flickr.com,but NO Pics

picasaweb.google.com/xujie8410 ...

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

OK, here's a screenshot:


img402.imageshack.us/img402/69 ...

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Err YEAH!!! This is another reason I don't use Yahoo!<<---And there stupid!

Above 4 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Heh. CoverBrowser.com has 100,000+ images. Of those images, I uploaded a couple dozen to Flickr just for fun. Guess what Yahoo Images returns now for the query [coverbrowser]: results 1-60 are all from Flickr. Then result 61 and 63 are from non-Flickr sites (maybe a programming bug :)). Not a single occurrence of CoverBrowser.com itself. Google Images returns CoverBrowser.com content in the top 5 and also allows you to expand to only CoverBrowser.com images...

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

At least we'll see less adult images.

macbeach [PersonRank 6]

12 years ago #

Yahoo is infected with the same lock-in gene that causes me to avoid them as well as Microsoft. Keep up the suckology guys, helps us consumers contrast those who don't with those who do.

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Yarr! Beat of those scurvy curs macbeach, Yarr!

searchCrystal [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

You can use searchcrystal.com to visually compare the results returned when the same image query is submitted to Yahoo Images and Flickr (as well as other image search engines).
If you want to just compare Yahoo Images and Flickr for different number of image search results returned, then try the free Full version:
searchcrystal.com/analytics.ht ...

Billy [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

I wrote recently about how quickly Google is indexing Flickr images and the importance it is attaching to them – newfolder.co.uk/blog/2007/08/w ...

Ben Allen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Images are getting indexed fast as well. That means all content should be getting indexed as fast right? Including videos?

Iohan [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

Well...
Try just plain "horses" instead of "[horses]" and you will see the difference...
Using "[horses]" may have something on the way that Flickr Tags are writen...
If you dont use the "[" and "]", almost no flickr results appear...

I think some people have tendency to paranoia...

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Iohan, square brackets are simply used to denote where the search phrase begins and ends in an attempt to remove any confusion about whether double quotes are included in the search phrase or not. So, for example, a search for [horse] would mean:

images.search.yahoo.com/search ...

Whereas a search for ["horse"] would mean:

images.search.yahoo.com/search ...

And a search for [[horse]] – although square brackets are rarely used in search queries – would probably mean:

images.search.yahoo.com/search ...

(Although you may be right when you say that including the square brackets may have an impact, as that seems to return 100% Flickr results!)

Chris Silver Smith [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

Yeah, I've blogged about using Flickr to optimize for search traffic a number of times, myself. I commented on this particular Google Blogoscoped article at Yeah, I've blogged about naturalsearchblog.com/archives ...

As you must be aware, Yahoo decommissioned the Yahoo! Photos site just today, September 20th. They did that in favor of their Flickr property, and had recommended to their Yahoo! Photo users to migrate their stuff over to Flickr.

Prior to this, I'd seen many cases where Flickr pix weren't showing up at all in Yahoo Image Search results! It was really ironic, because Yahoo owned Flickr, and Google seemed to've indexed a lot more Flickr pix than Yahoo had!

Anon [PersonRank 7]

12 years ago #

Careful... flickr can boot you if they deem that you are using flickr for "commercial use." They booted us (despite the fact that many others using for clearly commercial reasons are still up). The enforce the rules when they choose and seem to let some do it and others not...

And, good luck getting any help from them to explain the rules. Terrible customer service.

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