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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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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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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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Where can I get loading .png images that together make a loading spinner? [closed]

I have been googling for a while and am not finding anything useful other than .gif images. But due to the technology I am using, I need 2 or more .png images that together look like an animation. ...
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Where to store large amounts of images for my site?

If i would want to deploy a site, like ebay, where people will be able to sell something, i would need to store large amounts of images, like many thausends of them and i would need to display about ...
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Progressive JPEG

This Post: "Progressive" JPEG: Why do many web sites avoid rendering JPEGs that way? Pros, cons? stat that many browsers do not support Progressive JPEG citing this Wikipedia Article. What ...
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Share on Facebook does not show thumbnail images

I have a PHP application which has a "Share on Facebook" button that, On the development server shows the thumbnail images correctly and allows the user to select between them On the live server, it ...
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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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Images within noscript

Note: My question is not about JavaScript Note: My question is how to make the HTML accessible to search engines. Note: My question is not about hiding texts, is on block loading of ...
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Storing User-uploaded Images

What is the usual practice for handling user uploaded photos and storing them on the database and server? For a user profile image: After receiving the image file from user, rename file to ...
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What are common Media Library tools used for Kentico/Generic PHP sites?

Through a course of mergers and acquisitions the particular group of companies who I work for have built up a vast array of websites running either Kentico (or ASP websites that will be using Kentico) ...
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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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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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CSS rounded corners around image [closed]

I have tried several ways to get rounded corners around images without success. The best I got was using the image as background and applying the round corners style to the div as in this picture. ...
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My site is getting popular, bandwidth expensive

I'm running a (small) image hosting site which has been getting a little bit of traction lately (2,000 to 5,000 visitors a day, spikes up to 10,000). It's hosted on Linode and I've already run out of ...
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How to save a PNG as a smaller file but at the same resolution?

not sure what stackexchange site is the best for this question. I have a scanned jpg file with below properties and size 8.5MB pixel dimension: 2468 × 3484 pixels print size: 208.96 × 294.98 ...
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Any tool for image to CSS?

I have an image (not gradient) color, I tried to identify the color code but not possible. Is there any tool to convert image to css or css color code?
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Legal to modify game art and screenshots for my own site?

I'm currently working on building a video game related website, and I'm wondering if it's legal to use screenshots or concept art that game studios post on their official sites. At most I would want ...
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How can I measure the size of a webpage?

I'm building a website at the moment that has several complicated background images and repeats. The file sizes for each of the images are quite large (I've compressed them down as much as possible!), ...
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How to spot plagiarized logos?

Is there a better method of finding if a logo is a shameless copy of another logo, other than Google's image search tool?
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Serving images from different domain

Google audit: Serve static content from a cookieless domain (15) 2.65KB of cookies were sent with the following static resources. Serve these static resources from a domain that does not ...
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How can you create text as a png file to minimize file size?

I've seen this trick on lots of websites, but I don't know how I could create this myself easily. It's basically text or a logo which is saved on a transparent background with a small border, to ...
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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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Why sometimes images load top-bottom, and sometimes by “enhancing” resolution?

In everyday use of internet, i notice that most times, any image that loads, loads by "growing" itself vertically, from top to bottom,. that is, you first see only a few rows of pixels, and it ...
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How do I replace images with any other technique for better SEO?

My website has many images which aren't good since we have a lot of content inside of them which Google won't know about. So by using CSS or JS isn't there a solution with which we can convert these ...
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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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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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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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Uploading screenshots to Flickr

I have finally decided to create my own portfolio to show off my works for clients. I've seen on countless web design agency websites where they show screenshots of the websites they made for their ...
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Offline lossless image shrinking

I'm looking for something like Smush.it or PunyPNG that works offline, preferably via command line interface that does gifs, jpegs and pngs. Any suggestions?
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How to stop access of a PHP file from other sites

I read somewhere about hot linking of images. Preventing image hot linking helps to stop bandwidth theft from your site. Would it work for a PHP file? In my case, I am using a PHP file to generate ...
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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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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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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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Am I allowed to link to the movie posters from IMDB?

I am planning on making a site that deals specifically with movie trailers. I would like to know if I am allowed to link to the movie posters from imdb and display them on my site. I am mainly ...
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How to tell search engines about new image URL's?

I have just moved my website from a hosted provider to Windows Azure. The page URL's are all the same, but the location of the files is now different. How can I tell search engines about the new ...
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Will delay loading images hurt SEO?

Related - SEO for naming images In an effort to increase the perceived speed of a heavy homepage, I'm loading a number of the heavier images via javascript on document.ready. I'm using a blank gif ...
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Set expiry date for image or resource

How do I set expiry date for an image? Is this a server side operation or can it be done as an html tag attribute? What if I only want to set different expiry dates for different images/resources?
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Where can I find graphic artists who can draw clean Windows 7/Mac style icons?

Not sure if this should be a community wiki, but I'd like to find some graphic artists who can create beautiful Windows 7 icons (for use on the web)... somewhat similar in style to the image below. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Are filename extensions required on served images?

If the image I'm serving has the proper HTTP Content-Type is it also required that I have the image filename extension (JPG/PNG/GIF)? Or can I just include the image in the page without?
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Images Loading Very Slowly

I'm currently working on optimizing my site to try to decrease load time by using Pingdom tools. I seem to be having some difficulty with long load times on images. For example, the body background ...
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Ensuring accessible image-based rollover navigation?

I'm building an image-based horizontal navigation bar for a site, as the designer wants a specific typeface, and the font is not licensed for embedded web use. I assumed the best way to do this would ...
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Are there any image manipulation tools for a website that don't require installation?

Are there any tools for to manipulate images that don't require installation. Or better put, imagemagik and GD both require installing, whereas something like jwplayer or ckeditor (not image related ...
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Oversizing images to produce better looking pages?

In the past, improper image resizing used to be a big no-no of web design (not mentioning improper compression format). Hence, for years I have been sticking to the policy where images (PNG or JPG) ...