Problem with Google image search

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by irain, Aug 14, 2006.

  1. irain macrumors regular


    Aug 1, 2005
    Hey, lately, I've been having a lot of problems with Google's image search... I'll search for an image, click the image, then click it again to see the full size view of it, and it'll show for about a second and then disappear and it will say "The requested URL /error was not found on this server." It doesn't do this with every picture I try to view at full size; it happens about 55% of the time. Any ideas on what's going on? Thanks
  2. clayj macrumors 604


    Jan 14, 2005
    visiting from downstream
    A lot of times, Google will still have an image cached even though it's been removed from the original site. So, you find an image in Google... you click to view it... and then THAT site says "404, it's gone!"

    Or, the site you're trying to view the image on doesn't allow hotlinking or direct image access. (This sounds like the problem you're running into.) Are a lot of the images you're trying to view full-size located on the same site?

    Can you give an example of the query you're using so we can see if that's the case?
  3. irain thread starter macrumors regular


    Aug 1, 2005
    No, none of the images are related at all. It hasn't just been today either; it's been all week. Also, the 404 message is from Google and I know for certain that the image is still there because I see the image load. Once it's finished loading, it goes to the Google 404 error message.
  4. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004

    Read: pr0n :D
  5. jamesmcd macrumors 6502a


    Feb 18, 2006
    Wellington, New Zealand
    Yep, I was gettin this problem all last night. The images would load for a brief moment and then give the error.
  6. Yigit macrumors newbie

    Feb 28, 2006
    Same here.

    I think it's a server problem (of Google).
  7. SuperCompu2 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2006
    Usually i only got that problem with expired eBay auction pictures, but I too got this problem last night.

    Hopefully it'll be resolved soon
  8. Kernow macrumors 65816


    Sep 30, 2005
    I've had this problem for the last couple of days too (and I promise no pr0n!)

    A couple of times refreshing the page has made the image reappear, but this didn't work every time.

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