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Amazon S3 or Dedicated Storage Server for small business site Image Hosting

We have a small business website that needs to host lot of images and we are trying to decide if we need s3 to host all our images or should we just use a NAS for storing and hosting our images ...
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Mobile Browsers! Do they ignore `<noscript><img>` (Responsive Design with Framework Zurb Foundation (Interchange/Noscript))

Experimenting with Interchange Responsive Images I'm experimenting with Interchange by Zurb Foundation to serve various images versions to different devices. For example 200x100 for mobiles, 300x100 ...
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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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Web pages with mixed ownership photos

I have a photo website. 15% of the photos belong to approved registered users. They agree my terms about uploading their images in my web pages. I include a photographer credit on right bottom corner. ...
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How do I index watermarked images to bots and allow users to see high quality unwatermarked image?

I have a site where much of the focus are the images themselves. When people visit the website directly (with an AdSense ad shown), the image shows in normal high-quality. When robots visit the ...
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What use could I have for an invalid GIF on my site? [closed]

I have found a 1x1 GIF embedded directly in Google homepage's HTML: How could I use such GIF on my site? To make it more interesting. I tried saving it through Chrome, then opening with GIMP, but ...
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Would reducing the quality and/or size of images fall under fair use?

I was looking on flickchart tonight and was wondering how they legitimized the usage of movie posters on their site, as I figure that those posters would be copyrighted. However it's been online for a ...
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Is there any reason why a GIF image would show in FF/Chrome and not IE?

I've been asked to investigate why the images on a particular site cannot be viewed in IE (6/7 and 8, multiple machines) but is visible in all other browsers. I've verified that it has nothing to do ...
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How to make background image black and white?

Are there any filters that would make background image black and white? I have an image set as the background image using CSS, but now I need to apply a filter so that an image is shown in black and ...
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Storing image order without a database

The classic question is whether to store images in a database or on the file system. In my case I feel it is probably best to store it on the file system. However the specific order of the albums and ...
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Make my logo with white text show up better on Facebook and Google+ since they have white backgrounds

I have a logo with white text and a transparent background. The site is a dark theme. When Facebook and Google+ brings in my links. It is quite hard to see the logo. Is there way to tell these ...
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Two different websites with same product images

I need some advice from more experienced webmasters. I have 2 websites (site A and site B). These websites are totally different, but they use same product images (around 1 GB of images). These ...
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If someone takes a photo of my product and posts it on the web do I have the right to use it on my website?

If someone takes a photo of my product and posts it on the web do I have the right to use it on my website?
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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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Which is faster, adding rounded corners to images, or adding rounded corners in CSS

Which of the following will load faster, Creating a square image and adding rounded corners via CSS Adding rounded corners to the image by default and not using the extra css. Also, if 2 is ...
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How to inform a search engine about the text in an image?

I have an image file that contains several sentences of text and an illustration. How can I inform a search engine about the contents of the text in my image? I can't use the alt attribute as the ...
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Images as hyperlinks and SEO implications

I manage several websites, one of which is an e-commerce site with a lot of images. At the top of some product category pages, there are image links to specific products (think image banners). I am ...
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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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Bizarre image loading problem from apache2

Users have complained a few times about seeing a bizarre set of pink or green stripes on our webpage. At first I thought there were a rash of video card outages, but then someone sent me a screenshot ...
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Image Search Ranking

What are image-specific factors that contribute to ranking in Google Image Search? Looking for what contributes to ranking and relevancy of images above and beyond the SEO of the hosting site itself. ...
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Where can I get photoshop images like this for my website

I see a lot of websites like this one and I wanted to see where people get these images from to have the raised panel floating on the background. I see a lot of these sites use this technique and i ...
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Main difference between Schema.org 'logo' and 'image' properties

What is the difference between the logo and image properties? If you go to the Brand schema, you will notice properties for logo and image. Is there any difference between these 2 properties? When ...
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Photo URL names the same as on other websites and SEO penalty

I have several websites on different IP's and the content wording is different but not the layout of the website and not the photos and there are many photos. What my question is, I dont want a SEO ...
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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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Can you use SVG as Schema.org logo image filetype? [duplicate]

I couldn't find anything regarding what file types are acceptable for things like google's schema.org rendering of a logo in search results. Since I've not yet implemented a site utilizing the ...
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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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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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Possible to 'display: none' for Schema.org 'image' property?

Hey there :) I'm having some trouble with the design I have from a designer and the need for structured data. The problem is as follows: The design of the frontpage has 8 integrated articles that ...
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Correct image dimensions when using Schema.org's logo/image

What are the correct image dimensions when using Schema.org’s logo/image (e.g., for a Brand)? I want to create a logo for the brand with correct dimensions so that it doesn't look too distorted when ...
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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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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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Does Google index images declared using 'srcset'?

As of Chrome 40, the srcset attribute is supported, but will Google index the images within it?
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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 ...