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AOL Image Search


https://search.aol.com/aol/imagehome

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Since 2003 AOL offers an image search. Initially, the content was used by Google Images since 2016, the content comes from Bing Images. Both when using Google and now at Bing, the results are not identical to those of AOL, which is due to different ranking criteria and filters. The results can be limited to colors, image size, type of photo and type of license.

     
Language Multilingual



Launched 2003 or earlier
Closed No



Developer AOL



Country of Origin US America



Owner
2003 - [...] AOL



Topic Image SeEn



Region No Limitation



Technical functionalities
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Strategy
Image Search Engine
Result page preview



Used SeEn Google Search Engine






Older Version Internet Archive / WebCite



»Image search results are sorted by relevance, with the most relevant images appearing first. These listings are administered, sorted, and maintained by Google. Google considers a number of factors when determining whether an image is relevant to your search request. Because these methods are not entirely foolproof, it's possible some inappropriate pictures may be included among the images you see.« Source

Greg R. Notess (2003): »AOL Search now has an Images tab for image searching. It has no advanced search and only a single query box. While it certainly appears to be based on the Google image search, the AOL version often has fewer results, a more strict adult filter, and may have a different ranking than at Google.« Source

Danny Sullivan (2007): »AOL’s image search is powered by Google, but as with web search, you might find slight differences because the exact same image database might not be hit and there might be ranking differences. Still, AOL will be pretty similar to Google.« Source




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Example results page for "sand": Source



References & further Publications

Wikipedia (EN): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AOL
Wikipedia (Others): n.a.
     

Other Sources

See also AOL Search URL: single.php?id=16




Created: 2015-05-02