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Resized background images blurred in desktop Safari

The website I'm creating (test6.lazyfoxdesign.co.uk) is responsive and makes heavy use of images for the background. I use high resolution images and scale them down using CSS for smaller resolutions. ...
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How to inform a search engine about the text in an image?

I have an image file that contains several sentences of text and an illustration. How can I inform a search engine about the contents of the text in my image? I can't use the alt attribute as the ...
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Does image dimensions outside image tag also slow page loading?

I am using height and width for images in css before img tag (css in same page header) so I think there is no need to set dimensions in img tag. But when I checked speed in different online tools, ...
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SEO - resize single image with CSS or generate thumbnails from that image

I have 4 sizes for a single image in a page of my eCommerce website. 600x600px , 350x350px , 220x220px , 110x110px There are 3 solutions: 1- Loading the big image (600x600px) from server and cache ...
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Must the image url in a sitemap file begin with the same domain the file is stored on?

I remember when making a sitemap, all URLs defined in between <loc> and </loc> must be part of the same domain as the domain the file is stored on. For example, I can use this line in my ...
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Images Clear on Windows but Fuzzy on Mac

So I have a website and it has a carousel on one of the sidebars. On windows, the pictures that flip through are crisp and clear, but I looked at them on a Mac and they're all fuzzy. Does this have to ...
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Would changing the file name of an image (not the alt attribute) have an effect of on seo / ranking of that image and thus the site?

Would changing the file name of image, not the alt attribute nor the image itself (so it would be exactly the same but just a name change) have any effect on : a) A sites seo ranking b) the ...
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Google Blocked Resources - Images - Cannot figure out where it's coming from

I just discovered the google blocked resources, and it shows that for about 45 items, when I click on the fetch and render, that it's partial, and it shows that a resource is blocked and it shows that ...
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How to show a preview thumbnail on Facebook of a imageless website?

I have recently designed a website with no img tags, only one big fat CSS sprite with everything in it. Though, when I try to publish that website on Facebook, it won't show a preview thumbnail — ...
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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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How to allow Google Images search to by pass hotlink protection?

I saw Google Images seems to index my images only if hotlink protection is off. [*] I use anyway hotlink protection because I don't like the idea of people sucking my bandwidth, i simply use this ...
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Is there any way to combine multiple images on the fly and download

Is there any way to compress/combine multiple images on the fly so that the browser has to download one single file. And after download is finished then uncompress using JavaScript and then display on ...
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Inserting <img> into <a> with the same image and SEO

I'm going to use the fancyBox jQuery plugin in the new responsive web design of my website to allow the user to open images in full size. As it is RWD, all images will be resized to fit the available ...
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Images as hyperlinks and SEO implications

I manage several websites, one of which is an e-commerce site with a lot of images. At the top of some product category pages, there are image links to specific products (think image banners). I am ...
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Prevent image hotlinking from Amazon S3 and while allowing social networks

I'm using Amazon S3 to host some assets (mostly images) on a small project. I'm trying to find a way to prevent leeching (which can be very serious should someone tried to use a network of bots to ...
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Thumbnails or same image with different dimensions as thumbnails? - SEO

I'm working on a website that its main content are images. The images are full of text. Now, I'm assuming the best design for that kind of websites is to show a table of images (thumbnails) in the ...
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SEO images with 301 redirect

We all know that it is a best practice to use images like samsung-galaxy-s6.jpg instead of img01231.jpg. But, what if I'll use an image like http://www.example.com/img/samsung-galaxy-s6.jpg that ...
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Is there any impact on SEO when using image urls from other sources

I have my website which provides price compare services along with technical news and app updates information. All my products have images hosted on the domain itself but for some news and app ...
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Google can't recognize Schema.org image property from Product

How can I use itemprop="image" from http://schema.org/Product so Google can recognize it in this case? <a href="#" itemprop="image" data-remote="images/portfolio/image.jpg" ...
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Indexing images in google search for all users to find website while avoiding image theft

Currently my website is setup so that bots who attempt to access an image will get a hotlink message instead as an image. The problem with this setup is that my revenue on average has significantly ...
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Schema.org BlogPosting and image required

I am trying to mark a blog with schema.org metadata (using Microdata). I have tested with the test tool at https://developers.google.com/structured-data/testing-tool/ and I get an error saying: ...
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Does Google index images declared using 'srcset'?

As of Chrome 40, the srcset attribute is supported, but will Google index the images within it?
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How do I enable users to download large images on mobile in an SEO friendly way without complication?

This is what is getting to me. Currently, the mobile version of my photo site allows people the option to view the photo full-size directly in their browser even tho its larger than the standard ...
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Confused about missing width and/or height attributes

So I tested my site on https://gtmetrix.com and it said: The following image(s) are missing width and/or height attributes. I'm confused by this, because the images itself already have the correct ...
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How to mark images so Facebook doesn't pick them for its post thumbnails?

On our blog, when a post doesn't have any images, Facebook picks banners from the sidebar for the thumbnail images. Is there any way to let Facebook know that those images should not be used?
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How to offer high quality image downloads without making google upset

My website consists of thousands of photos online that people can see. The photographer creates the photos using the highest quality settings possible and then uploads them. Then my php scripts use ...
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What format to use for thumbnails of uploaded images?

I'm working on a website where users can upload images. To ensure fast loading times on the image overview page, the application automatically creates a thumbnail of every image that is uploaded to ...
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How do I upload image to my database with form tag? [closed]

I have done research and I need help. If someone can help me to know how to upload an image to my database using ASP.NET with a form and I'm using OleDb. But is using a form with a submit input, not ...
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How to see which images Google has indexed from your website?

Ive got a website that is using lazy loading to load in images (so that the browser dose not try and load them all at once before they are required). The only issue with this is that there are some ...
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Microdata for product images which aren't displayed in the page?

My internet shop displays thumbnails of products' images, and I see that these thumbnail are (slowly) being indexed by Google. I want also full images to be indexed. Can I use Microdata for this? ...
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Correct image dimensions when using Schema.org's logo/image

What are the correct image dimensions when using Schema.org’s logo/image (e.g., for a Brand)? I want to create a logo for the brand with correct dimensions so that it doesn't look too distorted when ...
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Image max-age / cache-control not being set

In order to speed up my site Telium I created the .htaccess below. I have a lot of large images on my site so I want browsers to cache as much as possible. However, when I browse to my web site ...
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Redirecting one image type to another. Possible?

I have a humor site that is based primarily on thumbnails and gifs. I'm in the process of converting all png's -> jpeg and gifs -> webm to save bandwidth and disk space. All in all probably about 10k ...
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weird results from tests when trying to serve a fast image download page… why?

This is my php code. <?php ob_start(); echo file_get_contents("originalhighqualityphoto.jpg"); $dat=ob_get_contents(); ob_end_clean(); $dat=gzencode($dat,2); ...
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Why is MediaWiki BlueSpice logo clipped in BlueSpiceSkin?

I supplied a custom logo to the BlueSpice preference in a MediaWiki installation. The logo I supplied is 150x150 pixels square, however, when shown, it is truncated to a rectangle of size 150x60, ...
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Do image backlinks count as backlinks?

If i have lots of images appearing tumblr blogs, the sort of tumblogs with very little text just reams and reams of images for people to browse through (example - http://whereisthecool.com/). If my ...
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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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What size (in bytes) constraints are industry standard for web images?

Back in the day you wanted your images to be 5 KB and going above 30 KB was considered crazy. What are the industry standards these days? I just ran GTMetrix on Yahoo.com and came back with images ...
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How to satisfy GSPI's “Losslessly compressing …” image optimization criteria?

When running a website through Google PageSpeed Insights I get the following response: Optimize images Properly formatting and compressing images can save many bytes of data. Optimize ...
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What can I do in regards to the GPSI complaint on cache-control on dynamic images?

I ran google page-speed tests on my website again and it stated this... Setting an expiry date or a maximum age in the HTTP headers for static resources instructs the browser to load previously ...
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Images are blurry in one category and not the other [closed]

You can see what I mean if you check out the site: http://healthitlink-e8865038.cloudapp.net All the images in the Apple/iOS category are blurry but if you click over to page 5 you'll see the ...
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Image hidden, replaced with background image SEO

I have images in a gallery. To make it easier for me to crop the images to fit the boxes I want to use background instead of an image. What does Google think of that? Hide an image with visibility: ...
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Does Google OCR and index text in the images?

A lot of the images that I post are schematics and diagrams. In those, about 30% of the "ink" is in the callouts and labels. I believe, readers comprehend better when the text is on the figure, ...
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Client Expectation re images used during website development [closed]

When you develop a website for a client, if you create it from scratch and present them with design options that include photo images, do you make it a point to inform the client on where the images ...
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Photo URL names the same as on other websites and SEO penalty

I have several websites on different IP's and the content wording is different but not the layout of the website and not the photos and there are many photos. What my question is, I dont want a SEO ...
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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 ...
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Base64 encoded images and availability of their metadata for Googlebot

If I embed an image into a page as an img-src with base64 data URI, are image's metadata (EXIF, IPTC, XMP) still available for Google's imagebot?
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Is recomended to use BPG to a website?

I want to use BPG on my website, but I'm not sure wether the support is broad enough. Maybe the javascript plugin for decoding doens't work with all browsers Maybe the decoding process consume too ...
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How do I get Facebook and Pinterest to recognize specific images on a page

I am working on a client site that contains hundreds of pictures. The would like to show these pictures on Facebook and Pinterest. My problem is: when they try to put a post on Facebook or ...
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Is it better to reference images from other sites or to host your own (in wordpress)?

We are moving our knowledge base to a WordPress hosted platform. Most images will remain the same and are currently sitting in another platform. For SEO purposes, is it better to move those images to ...