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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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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. ...
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How should creative commons attribution for images be shown?

Clicking through from Flickr to the CreativeCommons.org definition for "Some Rights Reserved" you find that you can reuse an image as long as you provide attribution. If we want to use the image in ...
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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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Where can I get high quality vector graphics for web design?

I am looking for a place where I can buy web 2.0 (cartooney mac-like) vector graphics for use on my sites. Where's the best place to go?
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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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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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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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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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How to store images of WordPress on Picasa or other image hosting sites?

What is the best way to start a photo blog with WordPress, so that images are stored in Picasa, by image I mean image in all sizes, thumbnails, featured images and so on. The problem is that there is ...
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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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How to include high resolution version of thumbnail

I'm running a tube site that has a thumbnail for each post/video (running via Wordpress, 500k posts). When I first created the thumbnails they were a fairly large size, around 640px in width each and ...
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Google is fetching body as title

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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Where do I get the standard, tiny Facebook and Twitter icons? [closed]

I've seen a lot of sites with tiny 't' and 'f' logos for Facebook and Twitter. They're pretty common, but the only images I can find available are for paid icon sets. Are people really using custom ...
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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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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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Why insert static files (CSS, images, JavaScript, ECC) in a subdomain?

Why so many big and little sites inserts static files (CSS, images, JavaScript, ECC) in a subdomain like media.example.com or s2.static.example.com? What are the advantages? Why not just a directory ...
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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 do big sites host their images/css on external domains?

Why do big sites (Facebook, Twitter, Google, Tumblr & so on) host their images/css on external domains? Facebook: http://static.ak.fbcdn.net/ Twitter: http://a0.twimg.com Google: ...
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403 Forbidden on Images on my subdomains

I am pulling my hair out after multiple back and forths with 1and1 support both via email and telephone. I've setup multiple subdomains via the 1and1 control panel and that looks to work fine. The ...
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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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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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How to pre-load images used only on hover?

I have a link that starts with one background image and then changes on hover to another. Both background images are set in the CSS. My browsers (any of them) don't seem to load the hover image ...
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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 ...
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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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Nginx: different content to specific request method

I have the image in the URL (my server): http://www.example.com/example.jpg If my user put this image URL on his site: return the image (normal). If my user put this image URL on his browser: return ...
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Changing image upload directory [duplicate]

A couple of years ago I changed my websites upload directory to a subdomain (to images.mudfooted.com). I am now working on a major update on my website and wondering if the subdomain is actually the ...
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Will moving Images to CDN effect Google Image search results? [duplicate]

I'f moving images on a site to a CDN how does this effect the image results in Google image search? Will any images come up in Google image search coming from the site?
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HTML: Images always getting reloaded from server

I am finding that my web pages' images are always getting loaded from my server, even though they never change. Since these are images, not pages, I can't include an expiration date for them... How ...
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Website images stop loading

I have a website at www.bdgregg.com. The website was once hosted on a different server. I have moved the site to a new server. Everything remains the same as far as site content, images etc. However ...
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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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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 ...
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Better Image Hosting for MediaWiki

We're using MediaWiki and writing a lot of articles / tutorials that require images / screenshots. Image management in MediaWiki is painful. I was hoping I could use something like Dropbox to store ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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What is the best way to optimise a site with lots of images for a Retina display?

I am going to have a website which will deal with a lot of images. What is the best way to optimise them for Retina display without having much of an impact on website loading times? There seems to ...
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Using one document for all images

I have some icons around 100x100. I typically save out each icon as a .png but I wanted to know if I included all the .pngs in one document would it be ideal and improve load time? If one document ...
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Favicon Compatible Resolutions and File Size for various Devices

With the many uses for favicons nowadays (new tab page, bookmarks, url bar, IE pin to taskbar etc,) what sizes should I be including in my favicon.ico file? I'm using Converticon and thought the ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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. ...
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Google's 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. (I've seen some other questions on ...
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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 ...