My infographic about the ranking factors for Google images search (2012) is old so I made a new one. This time I tried to make it more simple that those who have no idea about optimizing images for Google could also get an impression. What is really important, and what is only a “marginal factor”? The main question behind the infographic is: How could my image get a good ranking in Google Image Search? Read on »
Seo for images and youtube videos & Google doodle
"How to optimize images for google image search?" and "How to optimize youTube videos?" ... These are main questions in this blog. The Google-Bot is blind. This blog focuses on how images / videos get indexed faster and how they rank better - basically important to be part of the universal-search integrations.
The Google Image Search is the largest collection of images ever. And it is free and public. Google has changed the world, even if most people didn’t noticed it anymore. Does anyone remember the time before that? If you searched for a picture you needed books or other printed material. You have to buy it or work in libraries. “Search for similar images” in the library’s database was a dream. The following infographic shows the chronology of the Google image search. It is only 12 years old.
Halloween Witch 2013 – a usual Google celebrates it with a nice interactive doddle. Start the doodle an help the witch and combine the ingredients. By throwing two a new stage opens where you could have some Halloween fun. Together there are 6 Halloween stages. Nice one, I think. Btw: if you search for ghost, witch or skeleton you will find some nice easter eggs in the Google knowledge graph (on the rigth side). Funny… Read on »
Have you ever thougth about the first parachute jump? Google did. Today (Oct. 22nd, 2013) is the 216th anniversary of the first parachute jump (Oct. 22, 1797). Google honors the inventor of the parachute - André-Jacques Garnerin – with an interactive doodle on the homepage. You can navigate the parachute by using the left an right key. By this the jumper changes the direction – and you land on very different place. The balloonist was born on Jan. 31, 1769. Garnerin was appointed “Official Aeronaut of France”. Garnerin began experiments with early parachutes based on umbrella-shaped devices. The first flight with a silk parachute on October 22, 1797 at Parc Monceau, Paris. Read on »
The french composer Claude Debussy was born on August 22nd, 1862 – 151 years ago. Google honors him with an amazing doodle. It’s a kind of music-video animation. It’s 2:12 min long – and in a french and romantic was it feels impressionistic. The song is: “Clair du lune” (“Moonlight”, 1890). It’s the third movement of Suite bergamasque – a piano depiction of a Paul Verlaine poem. First the doodle as a youtube-video and then the complete poem: Read on »
Google honors Rosalind Franklin with a nice doodle. It shows a microscope and a piece of DNA. Rosalind Elsie Franklin (25 July 1920 — 16 April 1958) was a British biophysicist and X-ray crystallographer. She is best known for her work on the X-ray diffraction images of DNA which led to the discovery of the DNA double helix. Franklin was never nominated for a Nobel Prize. She had died in 1958 and was ineligible for nomination to the Nobel Prize in 1962 which was subsequently awarded to Crick, Watson, and Wilkins in 1962. Read on »
Google honors Rembrandt van Rijn – one of the most famous painters in European art history – with a nice doodle. It shows a famous self-portrait of Rembrandt (painted 1659) in front of a copperplate. This is because Rembrandt is also very famous for his etchings. The athmosphere of the doodle is typically for Rembrandt: warm and harmfull. Very nice doodle… Read on »
Google honors Franz Kafka with a scary vermin doodle. It is inspired by Kafkas famous novel “The Metamorphosis“ (German: Die Verwandlung). Some morning the traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, awaks and find himself transformed into a monstrous vermin. Horror pure… The doodle illustrates it in a humorous way. Franz Kafka was born on July 3rd, 1883 – 130 years ago. Franz Kafka was a Bohemian-Jewish novelist, and was one of the major German-language fiction writers of the 20th century. He strongly influenced genres such as existentialism. Read on »
This year starts the 100th Tour de France, the strongest bicycle race worldwide. Google celebrates the Tour with a nice animated doodle on the homepage. The Tour-doodle looks like an old fashined print. Two bicycle rides pedal on the metal horses. On the right side is shown the map of france. On the left stands in old letters “La centième” (“the one hundredth [tour]“). Nice – but after Lance Amstrong told us that it is impossible to win the tour without doping I am not sure what to think about it … Read on »
Antoni Gaudí was a spanish architect. He was born on June 25th, 1852. Today it’s would be his 161th birthday. Google honors this excellent archtect with a nice doodle on the homepage. Antoni Gaudí was born in Catalani, a region of Spain. Antoni Gaudí had three big passions: architecture, nature, religion. His work was influenced by many factors. e.g. neo-Gothic art and Oriental techniques. When I saw the doodle the first time I thought on african culture. Read on »