18 Jun '13, 12pm

Matt Cutts: Stock Images Currently Don't Impact Rankings But We'll Look Into It

It would be interesting to see this implemented and the potential impact it would have on an increasingly visual web. Images are at the forefront right now and giving value to unique images seems a smart way to distinguish between unique and generic content. But - and it's a big but - unique doesn't necessarily mean quality, and other than resolution/compression and other technical details, Googlebot isn't going to be able to tell an epic image from an accidental photo of the inside of your pocket. Facial recognition has made leaps recently and once machines can pick a more abstract image apart with any real knowledge of what they're seeing, things will get really interesting!

Full article: http://www.seroundtable.com/google-stock-images-ranking-1...

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