An SEO professional was wondering about images they were seeing directly in the organic search results.
Not in the image tab, but directly in organic search.
They could not find anything that they could connect to things like resolution, or size, or ranking position.
They were wondering if this was a test or something else?
John explained that these images directly in the search results are just a type of snippet. It’s not based on any specific markup that the SEO professional would be doing on their pages.
It’s not something specific that you can define on pages.
It’s really just a matter of: Google recognizes these images are on these pages. And, for whatever reason, their algorithms think that for users, showing some images, or these types of snippet images, will help them to decide which results to click on.
However, it’s not like it’s something where someone can say “I want these images indexed. Are these images shown in the snippet?”
It’s more like Google is picking images from the page.
This happens at approximately the 10:57 mark in the video.