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Images from remote source - is it possible or is it bad practice?

I'm building a management system for websites and I had an idea related to image galleries. I'm not sure it's a good approach. Since image space needed is related to how many images a user might ...
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Can I use a photo in which we can see a known logo on my website?

I took a cityscape picture that I intend to use on my website. In the picture, we can see a recognizable logo (let's say a famous hotel chain) and I was wondering if it could cause any legal issue? ...
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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 ...
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advantages and disadvantages of base64 image strings

I discovered that you can covert images into base64 strings and use those string within img tags and css like this: <img alt="" src="data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAhEUgAAA ... FTkSuQmCC" /> ...
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WordPress migration not showing images

I migrated my WordPress site from host to host, also to different domain, according to the guide at WPExplorer, however the images do not shown. I replaced the database records via "Search Replace DB ...
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What images to use when using a post to a link

I want to be able to use some kind of images for when I put up a post to a link (story, article somewhere else on the web), but what's the rules for what images I can use? can I use an image from the ...
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Script to change profile avatars to round avatar

I am trying to customize Vanilla Forum. I am trying to achieve a similar effect to what Google uses for their profile pictures. (Just like what is on the top-right of Google pages.) I have seen ...
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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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How to create a dynamic grid that makes the current selection larger?

You see website http://stackexchange.com/sites containing lots of images. By clicking each image it expands and clicking another images it expands and collapse previous clicked image. I have attached ...
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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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Can I tell Google which image to use for the preview in custom search?

I currently use Google custom search for my static site. When I use it, I sometimes get images next to the entry: I think Google simply takes the first image in the article. But I would rather like ...
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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 ...
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SEO for image handler

I have handler, which have URL like this /imgrs.axd?w=300&file=2ce5a421-d71a-4dba-9d54-3103058e15b2.jpg, where w is width for image file is filename Server's answer: Cache-Control public ...
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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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Is Google Image making use of comments / descriptions found in images?

I'm wondering whether Google (and other search engine) pay any attention to the text appearing in images such as Comments, Description, Exif, etc. I'm wondering as I would imagine that it would be ...
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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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Images Maps SEO and Accessibility

My question of the day is about image maps and accessibility. Now it is my understanding that whenever you use an alt tag within an img tag you describe the image which increases the user ...
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Image as a background for a website - good or bad?

Blogger has some quite awful templates to offer, but one way to make it look less terrible to the eye of a layman (me) is with this background picture: Yet, I haven't seen many popular blogs that ...
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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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how to retrieve img alt text with jquery or javascript? [closed]

Which is the code with which we can retreive alternative text of image: It is a Cataloge with clothes. Dressers, Shirts, Skirts e.t.c. in front page of a site. The featured images of the categories ...
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How do I delay a .gif image until the user scrolls down to it?

I have multiple .gif files that I want to post on a forum, it's powered by myBB. Anyways, I want these to load sequentially as the user scrolls. E.g first .gif loads, user scrolls down, second .gif ...
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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 ...
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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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Image appears differently in Safari, Firefox, and Chrome

This is a screenshot of the same image file on my website (viewing the image itself), in Firefox on the left, Safari in the middle and Chrome on the right. It appears as if Chrome has a more blue ...
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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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Using a CDN for CMS software (multiple sites)

I'm currently researching ideas for the media management side of a CMS I'm writing. I was looking at having images served from a CDN which is fine on a single site, but I want all sites that run the ...
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image map does not work on Opera and Mozilla browsers (only Google Chrome) [closed]

I have created a WordPress blog and inserted an image with map and some links inside, but I can't open any link by pressing on the page using any browser except Google Chrome. This is the code: ...
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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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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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Is medium-resolution a good middle ground for web images?

I'm used to thinking of hi-res 300 ppi and above, and lo-res, 72 or 96. But today I got an image that was 240 ppi, and da boss wanted as high res as possible. It was a huge file, but when I resized ...
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FTP many images from one server to another server in fastest way

I have many images in my server and I want transfer my data to another server. I want combine those files to one file and then FTP. I am using 7-zip with "store" option to make one file, but it is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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Google is fetching body as title [duplicate]

I'm encountering a strange behaviour of Google. Pages in my site has the form : .. <title>Title of Article - mysite</title> </head> <body> <img alt='mysite logo'> .. ...
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Check if an image is already optimized for the web

I have found this tool that optimizes images for the web. What is surprising for me (of course, there will be other tools like this :)) is that it only optimizes the uploaded image if it is possible, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Why are image sprites usually only created for “.png” files and not “.jpg”?

I was wondering why when people talk about sprites they only mention .png files. Is there any problem in creating sprites for .jpg files?
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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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Can I improve load times by reusing images?

I've created a website that has multiple pages, and each page has it's own dedicated folder. Inside of each page's folder I've created a dedicated image folder. I reuse many of the same images ...
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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 ...