EDIT: Looks like Google is actively working at this functionality. My picture was attributed to my blog eventually, and now that I also posted it on my site about eczema pictures, it looks like it’s attributed to this site instead. Looks like Google’s algo actively looks for the best quality of a specific picture that one can find online.
A while ago, I was talking about a small eczema that appeared on my right hand due stress accumulated during my Ph.D. thesis preparation. Inside this post, I also added an image of my condition. Well, now at a simple search for keywords “eczema psoriasis”, my image appears on Google, but other site is referred:
Although I haven’t received any inquiry from other web masters on the possibility of using my image on other web places, still my pic was stolen, and better yet, with the help and ignorance of G, is now present in their searches as made by other site. My main questions is: Why is now Google not referring my site for this image (if they really think it’s relevant for the search term), and instead, it is referring some low quality domain which doesn’t even pass copyscape: http://copyscape.com/?q=http%3A%2F%2Fieczematreatments.info%2F155%2Fwhat-causes-eczema-and-psoriasis%2F ?
My secondary questions are:
1. How come in 2011, with all the image processing algos out there, Google hasn’t yet found a way to attribute images to their respectful owners? It’s a matter of simply comparing the scales and the quality of the images. Even image crop processes can be now easily spotted. All that is needed is the determination, which sadly, Google lacks.
2. Why, although the site which stoled my image is hot-linking it, the attribution not made to my hot-linked blog?
3. What is their opinion on this situation (by “their”, I’m referring to the engineers from the department of quality search results or related - if there even exists such a thing)?