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Would changing the filename of an image have any effect on SEO ranking?

Would changing the filename of an 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. Website SEO Ranking ? b. The ...
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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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Laws/ethics on using images hosted by another website as teasers?

I was wondering about the appropriate way to use an image hosted by another website as a teaser image in my own website. For example, if I am aggregating articles from sources including the NYTimes, ...
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Rewriting image URLs in nginx from a shortened URL to a specific directory

I'm using an image serving application on nginx/1.4.6 (Ubuntu), but it was made for Apache2. Images are uploaded to directory "/imageshare/images/extension/" where the filename is randomly generated, ...
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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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What are the advantages and disadvantages of using Base64 encoded data URIs for images? [duplicate]

I have been seeing people using base64 encoding on a few small icons and styles, but nothing too important like the content itself. I was wondering, is there an advantage to using base64 over a .png ...
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Should it be beneficial to put dot (period) in the end of Image Title tag's text or ALT text?

When I looked in the Google for such data I found only one article that deals with ALT attributes and (if I understood correctly) clues that indeed it is logical to put dots in the end of ALT text ...
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Is it OK to use same text for title and alt text for an image?

Should the title and the alt tags have completely different text for a certain image? Or is it OK if I use the same text for both the title tag and alt tag? The text would be different for every ...
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Image description tag, does it have any contribution to SEO today?

When I build image tags, I always add Image ALTs & Image Titles. A few years ago I worked with Drupal 6. When you added images in Drupal 6 you could add three things: Image ALTs. Image Titles. ...
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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. If my image is embeded in their site like this :...
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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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Large image and ad unit above the fold on mobile site

(A.T.F. stands for Above The Fold, in case anyone is confused.) I read the following on google: Is placing a 300x250 ad unit on top of a high-end mobile optimized page considered a policy ...
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Is there a standard size for images with text and its thumbnails?

I have a main question and a secondary one. I'm creating images with text on them and I'm designing the website where the images will be shared on but I'm concerned about the size of the main image ...
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What is the best size for massive header images on front page?

Most sites these days have wide screen images that are responsive and fit most of the screen on home page. Height seems to be at around 600 and width at 1920 However...when responsive it can shrink ...
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From which file size is it worth to implement images as Data URI?

As the title says: for site speed up sake it is good to implement small images like Data URIs directly into HTML source code, like inline CSS (background image url), or with usual img src. But from ...
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Bots and image caching

Once again, I'm trying to optimize my site because one test showed the time to first byte is slightly over 200ms, but I need it under 200ms to make google happy. I was looking at code to my site and ...
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HD images on eCommerce and SEO

I have an eCommerce website where product images are currently resized to 250x250 max and shown to the user. I shrink the original high-definition images to a size that makes it possible for the page ...
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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 strategy for dynamic images ( PHP + GD )

I have several images which are generated by using PHP + GD. They consist of a background image, and colored lines drawn on top of the images. As the possible combinations depend on the behaviour of ...
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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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Force Facebook to use large images when sharing my page

When I share content from my site it posts an image to Facebook as it should. I have noticed that the image is small, roughly 100x100 at best. Yet on other people's posts of content from other sites ...
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Is it possible to use both align and size parameters for images in MoinMoin?

I'm getting a 500 Internal Server Error if I try something like {{attachment:image.png|alt text|width=100 align="left"}}, both in the wiki I am actually trying to edit (https://live.gnome.org/) and in ...
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How to properly tell Google they have no right to access the download. What status do I use?

I'm looking for the SEO way to tell Google not to download pictures. I have a script that generates one of two things based on who accesses the site: If an unauthorized robot accesses the site, they ...
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Should duplicate favicons use rel canonical or redirects?

I have a website running across multiple subdomains and each one has a favicon.ico icon file in the root of each subdomain. Each icon for each subdomain is exactly the same. Is there an easy way I can ...
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How can I make Apache wait for images to be fully written to the storage drive before serving them?

I'm using fswebcam to take pictures from my webcam and write them to /var/www so that anybody can view them from my website. The problem is that my server is a Raspberry Pi with a slow SD card. It ...
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HTTPS connection is “not safe” due to images

I am currently working on a website and I have successfully installed my SSL certificate. The GeoTrust SSL/TLS checker confirmed that the certificate chain (including CA) is properly installed. ...
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getting CDN images indexed with Google

I have somewhere close to 500,000 user-uploaded images hosted on a Cloudfront CDN -- separate from our main host (exampledomain.com). Up until this point, few of them have been getting indexed at the ...
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How do I tell blogger which image is the thumbnail to use in data:post.thumbnailUrl?

I recently started with blogger. I was tweaking the homepage a bit to display thumbnail and post excerpts with read more link. A lot of websites say to use this kind of code: <b:if cond='data:...
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maximal optimal image dimensions for mobile

I'm trying to figure out the maximum image dimensions I should use for my primary image on each image page on my site when it comes to mobile. I already used image compression and that lowered the ...
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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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Image Hosting for Web Service [duplicate]

I'm working on a website that would have a mass of uploaded images, each with a max of 2mb but adding up, in total, to much more than my VPS hosting (which has a max of 100gb used up by a lot of other ...
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how to prevent load image on special sites [duplicate]

how to prevent load my website images on special sites because many websites hotlink my website images How to Detect and Stop Image Hotlinking on my Website thanks
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How do I specify the image that will be shared to social media?

I'm looking for a way to specify the image that gets selected and shown as a preview when a link to a webpage is shared on social media accounts like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Reddit, etc. I ...
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Right way to index photos with different formats on website

I am working on a website with a lot of pro photos. So I've decided to create 4 different formats for each photo: *_sm.jpg - thumbnail when you click on a photo you will get a bigger photo in the ...
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Forcing all images to be rendered before adsense ads load

I have a problem. On my mobile pages where each page consist of a large picture, I have it set with CSS so that the image fits the entire available width of the screen. I want to avoid using fixed ...
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For SEO of the company name, should we use a logo with alt text or a company name div replaced in CSS with an image?

Which of these alternatives would be the less negative to Google search engine? <h1> <a href="#" title="Company Name"> <img src="img/logo.png" alt="Logo" title="Company ...
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How to reduce the file size of user-uploaded images above a certain size?

I want to reduce the file sizes of user-uploaded images in a directory on my webserver (or on my local machine, and then upload back to my webserver). I want to aggressively optimize files above a ...
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Does rel=canonical and rel=alternate make sense on pictures?

I have a desktop and a mobile site and I use rel=canonical and rel=alternate as recommended by google to link the corresponding html based pages of each site together. I'm just wondering, because on ...
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Host my own picture web site and have links for people to order photos through other services

I have too many pictures and I don't want to pay for storage with Picasa or a similar site as I have my own hosting space that I pay for already. Is there any way I can keep my own hosted pictures ...
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Image sitemap. Ok to use the ALT text as <image:title>?

Screaming Frog uses the alt text of an image when i create a sitemap of a crawled site and places it in the image sitemap as . Is this correct? Or should the actual image title be used as in the ...
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“Progressive” JPEG: Why do many web sites avoid rendering JPEGs that way? Pros, cons?

When JPEG images are used by a web page, they are typically rendered top-down ... but they can also be rendered using a mode called progressive JPEG, where the image starts out full-size, but blurry, ...
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If I used CSS to size an image, would google understand the new size?

Say I have this html code (replace x and y with actual numbers): <html> <head> <style> IMG {width: 100%;height: auto; max-width:xpx; max-height:ypx;} </style> &...
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A large image placed at top of page causes page-speed insights to complain

I made a site that's basically a site asking people to vote for a person and the first page mostly shows a picture of a person which is what the site is about. Most of the text is underneath and ...
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Should I build links to my images?

I know a basic of image seo is that we optimize image tag with "alt" and "title", but I noticed that my specific page get on top with some keywords but my images doesn't. Why? How can I improve it? ...
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Avoid caching by creating photo names that contain unique identifiers?

If you are building a website that will display photos to users of the site, is it important to always give each photo a unique name? For example, instead of naming a photo file using an index number ...
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Securing images from browsers and humans

Particular parts of a website I'm working on will have pictures not intended for the general public. It is already behind a password protection and the page has no-index no-follow rules. I'm concerned ...
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Image alt tags for many images of same thing

I have website with boats rentals. Each boat has at least 15 images. Example 1 boat has large bedroom and 5 images are of bedroom from different angles. I set up alt tags like this but I am not ...
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deindexing a whole domain with robots.txt created problems in google webmaster tools

In my robots.txt for my domain that just hosts images, I used the following lines: user-agent: * noindex: / I thought I was doing search engines a wonderful favor by not having them crawl through ...
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How to tell search engines to not index entire image domain without making them waste server bandwidth or making google complain

From what I learned, there's one way I could cause all URLs on a domain strictly serving images not to be indexed and that is with the x-robots-tag HTTP header. Now I check my logs and find out that ...
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So, how does it work with copyrighted images from unknown sources?

A website looks better with fitting pictures. While designing my website I am using Google images to search for the right pictures (next time I will probably use a website that stores free images). ...