It’s no news that Google and other Search Engines has a hard time (read: don’t do it very good) making sense of images and with Google’s change in the way they show images in their Universal Search ( Universal Search blends listings from Google news, video and image ect among the listings they get from crawling websites ) there’s even more reason in helping Google understanding the images on your website.
Google decribes their change like:
“When we’re confident that we have great image results to deliver, we’ll now show you a larger image and additional smaller images alongside. This new layout helps us to display more pictures than before, so you have more options to quickly choose from. As always, click on an image to see it full size on the original webpage.”
And looks like this
So remember to describe your images – not overdo – and you get a chance of “stealing” even more Google SERPS screen real estate…