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48 views

How to handle different images size and URL with SEO

I'm creating my own CMS, and I have to handle images with differentes sizes. I store all my image's information in a database. For every image, I have: a filename (with extension) a title an alt ...
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2answers
25 views

Include img in href (with anchor text) or add a separate href?

From the SEO point of view, which one of these two are better ? Considering this is a classifieds site with around 10 similar listings/links per page. Separate link for thumbnail and text title ...
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64 views

nofollow on local images improving SERP?

I have links to images on my website (fined with lightbox), when I extend the links with rel="lightbox nofollow" would this increase the link juice value of the other links? I don't need all of the ...
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1answer
41 views

Will search engines rank my site lower if not having any img tags on it?

I'm moving into using divs with backgrounds set by css, instead of using img tags But I'm wondering.. will this be given different or lower rank/importance/quality by search engines? I don't know, ...
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1answer
77 views

Does Google index images in anything other than an img tag?

I was thinking of making a 'load on scroll' image gallery plugin, i.e. I do not want the image to load until it is in view in the viewport. That got me thinking in terms of implementation. I don't ...
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2answers
508 views

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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2answers
497 views

Is my PageRank improved when someone else uses my images?

Let's say person A have a website named www.asite.com, and an image in www.asite.com/images/example.jpg. Now, someone else (person B) uses this image in his/her website with <img ...
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4answers
780 views

Too many duplicate image alt attributes. What to do?

I've got a table. And as you can see below I've got a lot of duplicate alt attributes going on. What is the best way to prevent this but still have valid HTML5 code? <table id="benefits"> ...
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2answers
72 views

Is there any SEO benefit in making website image paths relative to the current page

Is there any benefit in making the paths of content images match that of the page? E.g. if the path of my page is www.example.com/something/my-latest-article is it better to have content images ...
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0answers
32 views

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 ...
2
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1answer
48 views

Do I need to include an image in every single blog post?

I have read a lot about including an image that has some visual representation of the content of the post and that's what I recommend to my clients. However, one of my client does not want to use ...
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2answers
66 views

Effect on SEO if I keep images in different domain?

This question is related to another question that I asked earier: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/22558410/how-to-not-send-a-cookie-to-a-subdomain. It seems like, I have to put all my images to ...
3
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1answer
117 views

Site speed: less KB image vs. less HTTP request

I have an interesting problem, I guess... First of all, I want to use sprites, to reduce the HTTP request on my site. That is because I know it's better for SEO and it makes the site faster, most of ...
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2answers
158 views

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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1answer
60 views

Using topic titles as img alt text on a forum?

I have a (mostly) standard phpBB forum so right now, images that are posted in [IMG] BB-tags don't have an alt text. I would like to change this and I'm doubting between two options: Use the topic ...
3
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1answer
165 views

Image data URI and SEO

Do you think the use of image data URI is SEO friendly? On the one hand saves you a HTTP request. On the other hand it really messes up your code. Especially for image files larger than 20KB or ...
3
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4answers
161 views

How to SEO one “routing” image URL to multiple canonical image URLs?

Background: I am developing a web service that will provide tooltips to fan sites for collectible gaming cards. The potential traffic and bandwidth is substantial. As this is a free service, I want ...
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1answer
29 views

Does Google handle featured images as duplicate content?

I own a photography website and for each post I attach a featured image that is exactly like the original one but much smaller. Does Google count the featured image as duplicate content?
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2answers
80 views

Is it bad SEO to embed an img tag in the middle of a sentence?

I recently received a web mockup that included a sidebar with a short paragraph of narrow text; a quote from a person. At the end of the quote, the mockup had a circular portrait of the person floated ...
3
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4answers
870 views

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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1answer
57 views

Creating a new site for media content that exists on another site

So I've looked around on this site, and read up on Google's duplicate content policy, etc., but haven't found an answer specific to my problem. This is going to be a bit long, but I think it's an ...
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2answers
103 views

Tackling thin content on an images gallery

We run an images gallery as part of our site, however we have over 8,000 images and every image has a separate HTML page of its own to display the image caption, related image and comments from users ...
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1answer
103 views

Is it worth to redirect images folder through .htaccess even if changes done in path to show on front end?

I am considering to move my images from folder site/userimages to subfolder site/images/userimages. The changes will be done in PHP files regarding the path change so that images do continue to show ...
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3answers
95 views

How do minor changes affect a page?

If an image file size were to change from 80kb to 100kb every couple of weeks, would the search bots notice this change and how would a minor change be interpreted? The page consists largley of text ...
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1answer
38 views

SEO of gallery deeplinks

if I have a gallery, say 2013/01/01/new-feature and each image is indexable and can be shared: 2013/01/01/new-feature/slide1 2013/01/01/new-feature/slide2 Each slide will have an individual ...
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3answers
3k views

Difference between alt and title of img - which one to use - and impact

For years I've been writing my HTML for images like this: <img src="picture.jpg" alt="my picture" > But I recently ran a audit of my site using Raven SEO tools and it reported loads of errors ...
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1answer
1k views

What should the maximum length of a filename be, and would that affect SEO?

I am working on an artist's portfolio website. Let's say I want each artwork's image filename to contain its basic information, like so: Category - Artwork Title - Size, Medium, Year.jpg In actual ...
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2answers
113 views

Using post title and file name as alt text?

There is this plugin in WordPress called "SEO Friendly Images," it replaces the alt text in all of the images on my site with the combined version of the file name and post title. For example if the ...
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1answer
53 views

Image gallery alt tags, for SEO?

I'm designin a web page for an architectural company, which lists its projects, with an image gallery, (not a slider) so all images are on the gallery page, but thumbnails. I have seen a website ...
0
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2answers
42 views

Duplicate content with images?

I have an image on a webpage, but the souce URL for that image has an ID at the end, and this ID changes every time the page is reloaded. This is so the image does not remain cached, and the latest ...
3
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1answer
977 views

Is image metadata valuable for SEO?

Do search engines read image metadata like copyright and author? Is adding metadata to site's images valuable for SEO?
2
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1answer
192 views

Does changing the picture folder path of older website affect SEO?

I have a 2 years old WordPress based picture website. Now I am planning to use CDN for my website. But the problem is I have to move my picture folder to a subdomain. For instance my current path is ...
0
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1answer
164 views

Will these type of 403 errors affect my ranking?

Let's say I have a directory that has a 403 forbidden error for all of the content in it, however a few of the images in its subdirectories return a normal 200 status. Will this fact affect my ...
2
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1answer
224 views

Could multiple uses of the same keywords in image alt attributes hurt SEO?

Let's say on an e-commerce site that sells unique pens, on a particular pen's product page, the image of the pen has an alt attribute value of "unique red-striped pen"... and another product has ...
4
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4answers
560 views

Are icon fonts bad for SEO?

Instead of using <img> tags for your icons, you can use icon fonts on <span> tags (which offer some advantages such as not having to create a sprite, being able to scale icons up/down ...
2
votes
2answers
648 views

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?
2
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1answer
390 views

Could a CDN serving static images result in decreased search engine rankings? [duplicate]

I have set up Cloudfront on my site to serve static files only. This results in the image file's URL to change from: mysite.com/image.jpg to uniqueid.cloudfront.net/image.jpg Will this affect how ...
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2answers
692 views

Are images with non-standard extensions (such as “.ashx”, instead of “.png” or “.jpg”) bad for SEO?

Certain CMS' running on IIS like Sitecore do not give image files appropriate file formats like .png or .jpg by default, but instead link to images as: <img src="/media/Some Folder/EX-IMG.ashx" ...
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5answers
412 views

Is there any SEO problem using an alt=“” for a image?

According to this article, it's perfectly valid to use alt="" on purely decorative images. For example, if there is a graph showing some data which is detailed on the the page contents, any alt value ...
3
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2answers
195 views

Using .htaccess for proper indexing/SEO of timthumb images

I don't know a whole lot about the intricacies of SEO so I was wondering if someone here could provide some insight to this problem. When you use the php script timthumb on a website, it means images ...
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1answer
59 views

Image SEO with overlaid text?

I have a single image that I am using repeatedly with different text overlaid. If you hover over this image it will also give you a tooltip with more information. Of course, the text overlaid could ...
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1answer
120 views

Image folder name for SEO [duplicate]

We develop and sell ActiveX and .NET controls through our website. After doing some redesign works, every product will have its own top-level folder on the webserver. For instance, the home page for ...
2
votes
2answers
127 views

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 ...
2
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1answer
336 views

Image rankings on Google Image Search (images hosted on external sites)

I saw that when I stopped uploading images to my own server my content on Google Images disappeared. I stopped uploading images to my server for two main reasons: traffic and storage space on the VPS. ...
6
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2answers
321 views

Duplicate alt tags in a big gallery

Our website mainly consists of galleries, while usually smaller, they sometimes reach over 100 images per post. As each image is bound to the same topic, they are automatically named after the post ...
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2answers
206 views

Workaround a huge number of image links on a page? [SEO]

I have a page that often contains large image galleries displayed with thumbnails linking to the actual images. They are then rerouted with JavaScript to open an overlay gallery instead, but I noticed ...
1
vote
1answer
312 views

How to make image only website friendly to googlebot? [duplicate]

so I making this portfolio site for some artist. She draw all the menus and texts manually(on paper), then scanned, some "post processing" in photoshop and that's how the whole layout was created. ...
4
votes
3answers
139 views

Choosing the best URLs for a Picture Blog site on Wordpress

I would like to select the best SEO friendly URL format for my WordPress based picture site. But I am not sure about the impact of SEO in the following formats. In other words I want a better format ...
2
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1answer
78 views

Google Advanced Image search - Appear in cc search

How do I mark that my images are public domain and can appear in google images - advanced search with option "usage rights:free to use, share, or modify even commercially". I want to mark my images ...
2
votes
1answer
560 views

Content Sliders (Nivo Slider) and SEO

With sliders like "nivo slider" it slices the image up into segments to perform its transitions. This means you cannot put "real" text over the top like you can with other basic transition sliders ...