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SEO impact of dynamically serving cropped images based on device type

I have a website and try to optimize it regarding device size. Due to a large image slider on the front page I could halve the size by serving smaller images for mobile devices (via simple user-agent ...
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Convenient practice for where to place images?

A lot of developers place all image files inside a central directory, for example: /i/img/ /images/ /img/ Isn't it better (e.g. content architecture, on-page SEO, code maintainability, filename ...
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What zoomable image viewers are there for websites? [closed]

What zoomable image viewers are there? By these I mean tools that one can embed in a website to let a user zoom in on and pan around a high res image, a canonical example being http://www.zoomify.com/ ...
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Is there something like mathjax for chemical structures?

I am making a website where people can ask and answer questions to bioinformatical matters. I was very delighted with mathjax and its easy use. Is there something like that for chemical structures? ...
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Should image directories be indexable or not, for SEO?

By default, I have directory indexing turned off via apache, to limit oracle attacks to find php scripts. Should I turn directory indexing on for /images/ folders, to make all the images on the site ...
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Block images on Russian domain .ru via htaccess?

I have a WordPress website which accepts anonymous comments and images. We are receiving spam in the form of Russian porn, with images hotlinked from websites on the Russian domain .ru As we are ...
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Image not updating for some users

I don't know if this is the best practice, but we added an image with a snow delay for our school. For some users the image wouldn't come up. Is this a matter of the browser or something else? I had ...
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How do I make a sprite full of different images (hover, non-hover, etc)?

I understand there are tools on the net to make a sprite, but I'd like to learn how to create icons for the different states of the icon. Is there an easy way to make all these different variations ...
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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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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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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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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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SEO for images: can I use a different (cookieless) domain?

We want to increase the value of some of our important images by means of SEO, and we want to start serving them from a different, i.e. cookieless, domain. We want to go from ...
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Is possible to disable a link after some time in a newsletter?

I work in a company where we sent many offer newsletters a week. When the offer time has passed we replace some of the images of the newsletter so that it is clear the offer has ended. Lets say that ...
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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 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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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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wget - download external images [closed]

I'm using wget -A to download images from a page. This works fine, when images are hosted on the same domain as the page. But this won't download images hotlinked from other pages (e.g. imageshack) ...
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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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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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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 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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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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Google indexing fewer images after switching to CDN

After switching to a CDN I noticed that my indexed image count went down. I have close to 1000 images on the site with correct tags, alt tags, and all of that. Only 50 are actually being indexed in ...
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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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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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Robots meta tag with “noimageindex”

I have some doubt regarding noimageindex value in meta robots tag. If I add this tag on my page say http://www.example.com/somepage/someaction.php and on that page the images are served from another ...
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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 ...