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Lazy loading images and effects on SEO

We are using the following technique to lazy load images in our site: For all images we put in the src attribute a url for a default img (i.e. a loader) and put the actual image url in the data-src ...
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How do I get Images for my site to Return in Google Searches

I know when I search Google for specific things I get back images underneath some sites. How do I get that to work for my site? I have even seen some sites that will return 4 or 5 images for the the ...
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Make google index the actual image not the thumbnail

In a website, we have a JavaScript that opens an image when people click on the thumbnail, it seems like Google only indexes the thumbnail not the actual image with real dimensions, I was wondering if ...
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Google Image safe search filters my images. What should I do to prevent this problem

I tried to Google-search the images on my site. Some of them appeared. But if I check the "Safe search" option there are no of them displayed. All images absolutely free of adult content or something ...
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Cropping images & SEO

So I have a page with a bunch of images with largely varying sizes. Also the layout of the page is such that the images are all in the shape of square tiles, so just resizing will cause distorted ...
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Will Google follow link if anchor tag content is blocked?

This is a followup on a question I was asking here: Cropping images & SEO Basically, if I have something like this: <a href="<Full_Res_Image>"><img ...
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SEO for images: can I use a different (cookieless) domain?

We want to increase the value of some of our important images by means of SEO, and we want to start serving them from a different, i.e. cookieless, domain. We want to go from ...
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How does the Google Images preview panel work, and why is it not showing my image?

In Google Images, when an image is clicked in search results, an "image preview" appears with a blurry image (basically the cached low-res version) and then an updated, clearer version is swapper in ...
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Google indexing fewer images after switching to CDN

After switching to a CDN I noticed that my indexed image count went down. I have close to 1000 images on the site with correct tags, alt tags, and all of that. Only 50 are actually being indexed in ...
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SEO: Using the same image on separate webpages with different 'alt' tags.

If I use same image URL on separate webpages with different alt tags for each, will it have any negative impact on SEO? What is the best practice to utilize the same image on separate webpages?
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Will Google index images from HTML select tag

If i have code like this: <select> <option value="path/to/image1.jpg">Image 1</option> <option value="path/to/image2.jpg">Image 2</option> <option ...
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SEO Impact on changing the resolutions of already indexed images

Let's say that i have a image restaurant-photo_big.jpg which is 640x480.. How can I change the resolution safely for SEO purposes? it's the same identical image but 800x800 (it may be cropped out ...
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Redirects On Image Files to Counter Google Image Gallery

The recent update to the way that Google displays images appears to have resulted in a significant drop in the traffic reaching the actual pages of our website. We are considering potential solutions ...
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Images not indexed by google since moving to cdn

Last week I moved all the images on coffeeandvanilla.com to a cdn( maxcdn.coffeeandvanilla.com ). The problem I'm having is that although the sitemap—generated by Yoast WordPress SEO plugin—points ...
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Does Google penalize websites only in Google Image search?

I re-built a Flash website into an AJAX-based website, which generates all its content from JSON data using AJAX. It's a photography website and Google's Image Search is important for this site. But ...
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Is there a way to disable image hotlinking by 3rd-party sites while allowing Google Image Search

Can I block other sites from hotlinking to images on my server to preserver bandwidth while still allowing my site to stay discoverable in Google and Bing image search?
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How can the number of indexed images go down in Google Webmaster Tools?

I have a site with several thousand images. All those images are included in the sitemap submitted to Google Webmaster Tools. The number of 'submitted' images is OK, but the number of 'indexed' is ...
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Several images are displayed in one <img> tag that's changeable via JavaScript - is that OK for those images to be indexed by Google?

I have a page which should contain text and several images related to this text. I'd like to show only one image on the page and let the user change the image by clicking a "->" button (via ...
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Significance of G Images

I've been wondering. Do people really search a lot on google images? I mean, do they use it to search for content past the image itself? I could imagine for example that someone would search for his ...
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Content removal with Http response of 200

in these days I find out that an image hosting service called pixroute.com has a strange behavior when notified with a DMCA notice. It basically replace the content with a placeholder image but the ...
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What structured data is used for the license info in Google Images?

Google Images allows filtering by copyright license - What is used for it: Microdata, Microformats or RDFa?
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How to improve image indexing [duplicate]

I have a curious problem: In Google Webmaster Tools, it shows that from my sitemap 330 images submitted and only 6 are indexed. I try to put alt tags, descriptive names, everything by the book, but ...
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Does image mime-type affect SEO?

I have uploaded images as mime-type application/octet-stream. They are served well if sourced from an image tag but Chrome for example cannot open them directly, always asks for download. The ...
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When does Google show images in search results

When making a search on Google for something rather generic, Google might show image results above the list of organic search results websites, or in a top position. There would also be a link like ...
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Does having a single image referenced from multiple pages affect SEO?

I would like to have a collection of images that are rendered into the browser. If for example I had Images: [img1 ; img2 ; img3 ; img4 ; img 5;] Category: [cat1 ; cat2 ; cat3] Problem: ...
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Google image search and data-image attribute

I'm noticing that images we have associated with a particular keyword-- for which we rank at the top for a regular search-- are not showing in the results for a Google image search. I'm wondering if ...
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How to find out which images are indexed by Google

I just tried to make request like site:example.com in Images section of Google search. There were about let's say 100 images found (no "Show more results" or any similar was available in the bottom). ...
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Images not being cached in Google

I have a banner printing site and my site is on top position in Google, but I have one problem - the images (Banners) of my site are not cached in any search engine.