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Google doesn't OCR images


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GoogleGuy Says

PostPosted: August 3, 2003 2:36 AM 

Importance: Medium

GoogleGuy confirms that Google doesn't use optical character recognition (OCR) to determine text contained in images.
GoogleGuy Says: [Link to quote]
That's right, we don't do OCR in images. I'm not aware of any bugs in robots.txt within the last several months (maybe years?), so consider using robots.txt to keep us from crawling pages from specific parts of your site. There's also the "noindex" and "nofollow" meta tags, password protecting web pages with .htaccess, etc. There's lots of tools to herd those little googlebots and keep 'em fenced in so they don't go where you don't want 'em. :)

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