Yahoo and Google improve image searches

Yahoo has integrated the photo sharing site Flickr into its Yahoo Image Search. According to Search Engine Journal, "Yahoo Image Search is serving over 300 million Flickr photos in its query results via a live feed from Flickr, so once an image is uploaded to a Flickr account, it's available via Yahoo Image Search too." The huge number of Flickr images compares to the 3.7 million Flickr snaps that are available through Google's image search. They can also be marked with the account holder's name, meaning that searchers can click on the name and see all the photos he or she has uploaded. Photos included are those that have been marked as "safe". Meanwhile, Google has launched a new service allowing users to search the news by way of images. The service is similar to a feature used by Chinese search engine Baidu, and adds photos to the Google News service. It remains to be seen how usable the system is, but it gives web news junkies another option and broadens Google's scope as it looks to strengthen its internet marketing position. Source: Direct Traffic

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