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5 tips to make a good Google search image background

Jun . 10 . 2010
5 tips to make a good Google search background image by Sphynge Photography
Google search image background
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Did you notice that Google now lets you upload your very own background for search?

Google search image background



So what makes a great Google search background?

  • Use a landscape photo or avoid close up portraits, or your husband, wife, kid’s or friend’s face might look like it go censored with white tape!
  • DON’T DO

    Tip on which photo to select for your Google background
    Tip on which photo to select for your Google background



  • Use a landscape/horizontal photo, as Google requires a minimum of 800 pixels x 600 pixels and crops the photo from the TOP of the photo (so the top 600 pixel)
  • Google search image background



  • Go for bright colors or for a dark background, as the “Google” word will remain white
  • Google search image background



  • Use the rule of thirds: imagine that you folded your photo into 3 vertical parts (like a pamphlet) and try to avoid a photo which has a focal point in the dead center, because that’s where the Google search bar is!
  • Google search image background



  • Find a photo with great textures. Textures will not detract from the search bar but will add a lot of visual spice to your page
  • Google search image background




    Google search image background






1 comments | Leave a comment
  • John:
    hey, nice blog...really like it and added to bookmarks. keep up with good work

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