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Does an image's filename affect its SEO?

When I name my image files, I always use a descriptive file name such as red-mercedes-slk.jpg. I've always done this without thinking, but I wondered if it actually benefits my rankings in any way. ...
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Must the image url in a sitemap file begin with the same domain the file is stored on?

I remember when making a sitemap, all URLs defined in between <loc> and </loc> must be part of the same domain as the domain the file is stored on. For example, I can use this line in my ...
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Redirects On Image Files to Counter Google Image Gallery

The recent update to the way that Google displays images appears to have resulted in a significant drop in the traffic reaching the actual pages of our website. We are considering potential solutions ...
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Image generation from spreadsheet data

I work in retail. For promo sales we're given a spreadsheet with data containing the information about the product and its prices. With this data we're supposed to create sale tags. More specifically, ...
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Will uploading the images on my site via a third party effect my reputation and rankings?

I am developing an entertainment related website. I am planning to upload posters of movies & TV episodes on third party sites like imgur.com & tinypic.com. Then I will post the link of that ...
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Where are the medium and large images in Amazon's product advertising API?

The API is returning a LargeImage node with an image that is 110px by 110px for this product: http://www.amazon.com/Syma-X5C-Exlorers-2-4G-Quadcopter/dp/B00OCFMVHE Where are the larger sizes of the ...
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Where should I put image meta data and license information?

I have a PNG picture in a web page. The page has a CC-BY button and links (with a rel="license" attribute, as the CC license picker generates) at the bottom, it has a title, and some more descriptive ...
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Inserting <img> into <a> with the same image and SEO

I'm going to use the fancyBox jQuery plugin in the new responsive web design of my website to allow the user to open images in full size. As it is RWD, all images will be resized to fit the available ...
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Is it better for SEO to use margin or padding around images?

I'm trying to style the distance of text around images and I've experimented with margin and padding. For testing purposes I tried 100px around images and what I have seen is that with padding the ...
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Is there a good way of moderating user content without dedicated moderators? [closed]

I'm building a student project over the summer which is a site that allows users to create a small scoreboard. I want to allow users to upload images to associate with the players. At the moment we're ...
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Does image on the page improves SEO rankings?

My friend once told that I should include big image on the main page of my website. And it will be good for SEO. So does image on the page improves SEO rankings?
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How can websites where large photos are the primary focus make money?

I was reading: http://www.bloggingspell.com/google-page-layout-algorithm/ and I find that the photos on the mobile version of my site seem to violate rule #2 and maybe rule #3 and #4, and definitely ...
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Will using src of image from another website affect my seo rankings? [duplicate]

So if I take image from another website and write something like this: <img src="http://www.external-site.com/image.jpg" alt="image name"> In terms of SEO will this affect my rankings?
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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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Google Image publishing guidelines; landing page for each image?

In Google Image publishing guidelines there is a paragraph about landing page for each image: Even if your image appears on several pages on your site, consider creating a standalone landing page ...
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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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Magento site images are not indexed by Google

We have a e-commerce Magento site and we have 1000's of products and images. But a lot of images are not indexed by Google. Only few images are indexed by Google. When we searched in google as this: ...
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How do you hot link an external image from a Media Wiki site?

What is the syntax for showing an externally hosted image in a media wiki page? The media wiki help page doesn't seem to cover that scenario. I've tried several things that don't work: [http://...
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Blank image. What to use: Base64 vs 1x1 JPEG image

I am building a website and I want to make HTTP queries as few as possible for a better website speed and seo. The page I just created is showing images on scroll (images have an attribute data-scr ...
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Why does the similarweb preview image show our site's old home page?

My boss wants to know why the preview image of his website in similarweb.com appears with an older home page Is there any reason in particular?
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Can it be an issue to search engines if a primary image in a webpage is not declared with an image tag?

I was looking at my reports on google adsense, and on my mobile site, google reports that people see ads about 1% of the time. The stats are much more in my favor on the desktop site where the ads are ...
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SEO difference of img and anchor tag

Lately I have the constant the struggle of images being too large for the x device or too small for the y device or too many for the z device. In reality, the problem is that, as long as there is an ...
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Is it recommended to create a separate sitemap for images or include them in the normal sitemaps?

I have split my sitemaps into sections of the websites. So the posts will be split into 3-4 sitemaps because they are all part of a different category. Should I include the images into these sitemaps ...
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Can images be combined using the clip CSS Property while still maintaining image SEO and semantics?

I have two images in my web page. Actually there are 20 but I want to keep things simple: <div> <img src="apple.png" alt="Apple" /> <img src="orange.png" alt="Orange" /> &...
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Where to put a long transcript of an image?

I am making a comic web site. Each comic is a single png and has a html page. For each comic I have a transcript, like this: A and B are sitting on a bench in the park. A: Nice weather today....
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SEO - resize single image with CSS or generate thumbnails from that image

I have 4 sizes for a single image in a page of my eCommerce website. 600x600px , 350x350px , 220x220px , 110x110px There are 3 solutions: 1- Loading the big image (600x600px) from server and cache ...
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Sporadic problems with some images [closed]

I have a website http://dermadoc.ch with several images that are no more displayed (mostly by IE versions) My server shows no errors but the browser just displays the broken image symbol. The ...
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How do I increase the image size upload limit in Magento?

Is there a way to increase the maximum image upload file size from 2mb to 5 or 10mb?
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Disable indexing of specific Images or based on size

I am working on a project where I need to disable specific images from Google indexing, or disable based on their size. I do not have any idea other than adding this code in robots.txt: User-agent: ...
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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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Schema for Image Gallery Photo?

I have an image gallery and will be using the ImageGallery Schema to markup the various images. Each photo within the gallery will also have it's own page that will contain a longer description along ...
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Compressing images for desktop and mobile site or adjust size?

I was looking at http://marcjschmidt.de/blog/2013/10/25/php-imagepng-performance-slow.html and towards the end of the document, I learned something from the chart at the end. If I use a very high ...
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Fixed background images not displaying correctly on any web browser

Screenshot for this question: I am using fixed position images as seen at css-tricks.com/examples/BlurryBackgroundEffect/ to create a glassy effect to a web project I'm working on. As you can see ...
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Why do big sites host their images/css on external domains?

Why do sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Google host their images and css on external domains such as: Facebook: static.ak.fbcdn.net Twitter: a0.twimg.com Google: ssl.gstatic.com Question(s): Is ...
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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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Would changing the filename of an image have any effect on SEO ranking?

Would changing the filename of an image, not the alt attribute nor the image itself (so it would be exactly the same but just a name change) have any effect on : a. Website SEO Ranking ? b. The ...
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Prevent image hotlinking from Amazon S3 and while allowing social networks

I'm using Amazon S3 to host some assets (mostly images) on a small project. I'm trying to find a way to prevent leeching (which can be very serious should someone tried to use a network of bots to ...
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Laws/ethics on using images hosted by another website as teasers?

I was wondering about the appropriate way to use an image hosted by another website as a teaser image in my own website. For example, if I am aggregating articles from sources including the NYTimes, ...
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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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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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What are the advantages and disadvantages of using Base64 encoded data URIs for images? [duplicate]

I have been seeing people using base64 encoding on a few small icons and styles, but nothing too important like the content itself. I was wondering, is there an advantage to using base64 over a .png ...
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Should it be beneficial to put dot (period) in the end of Image Title tag's text or ALT text?

When I looked in the Google for such data I found only one article that deals with ALT attributes and (if I understood correctly) clues that indeed it is logical to put dots in the end of ALT text ...
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Is it OK to use same text for title and alt text for an image?

Should the title and the alt tags have completely different text for a certain image? Or is it OK if I use the same text for both the title tag and alt tag? The text would be different for every ...
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Image description tag, does it have any contribution to SEO today?

When I build image tags, I always add Image ALTs & Image Titles. A few years ago I worked with Drupal 6. When you added images in Drupal 6 you could add three things: Image ALTs. Image Titles. ...
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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. If my image is embeded in their site like this :...
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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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Large image and ad unit above the fold on mobile site

(A.T.F. stands for Above The Fold, in case anyone is confused.) I read the following on google: Is placing a 300x250 ad unit on top of a high-end mobile optimized page considered a policy ...
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Is there a standard size for images with text and its thumbnails?

I have a main question and a secondary one. I'm creating images with text on them and I'm designing the website where the images will be shared on but I'm concerned about the size of the main image ...
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What is the best size for massive header images on front page?

Most sites these days have wide screen images that are responsive and fit most of the screen on home page. Height seems to be at around 600 and width at 1920 However...when responsive it can shrink ...
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From which file size is it worth to implement images as Data URI?

As the title says: for site speed up sake it is good to implement small images like Data URIs directly into HTML source code, like inline CSS (background image url), or with usual img src. But from ...