What is a visual search engine

Alongside the importance of a voice search in the SEO world, now visual search engine is also on the rise. Well, some of you may have heard about visual search engine before, but do you really know what it is for?

quoted from Wikipedia ” A Visual Search Engine is a search engine designed to search for information on the World Wide Web through the input of an image or a search engine with a visual display of the search results. This type of search engines is mostly used to search on the mobile Internet through an image of an unknown object (unknown search query). Examples are buildings in a foreign city. These search engines often use techniques for Content-Based Image Retrieval.”

The point is that when using a visual search .. you can use images as a way of surfing the internet. What a problem solver for us who usually have these 2 dilemmas “I don’t really know what I want but I’ll know it when I see it” and “I know what I want but I don’t kow what that thing is called”.

Problem Visual Search Must Overcome

User habits are one of the problems that Visual search must overcome in its rise. People are just not accustomed to searching using an image. It would take some time for this habit pattern to adapt to using visual search. Especially the process of taking a picture before using it as a visual search is not going that smoothly.

Visual search engine to use

There are many visual search engine that is currently being used by people all around the world. But here are some that I recommend :

  • TinEye
  • CC Search
  • Compfight
  • Flickr Storm
  • WeSEE
  • Bing Image search
  • Google Image Search

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Rafif Santika

The programming language that I specialize in is Java, because I think Java programming language is more universal and of course because I like it regardless of any reason.

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