Lazyloading images with a noscript fallback. Should I expect any damage in the SERPs? The site is completely thumbnail based. Also should I put a smaller image size in the noscript fallback to increase crawlability? We have nearly 1mil thumbs so it's a decision I'm hesitant to do. The reason why I'm thinking about it in the first place is because we're upping thumbail size about 50% which will add 10% of pagesize.

  • You're making references to a particular implementation(eg. the noscript comment; not all involve that) without actually telling us which you're using, which makes it kind of impossible to address. On the other hand, what @YardenST said overall.
    – Su'
    Aug 5, 2012 at 18:36

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When using lazy image load make sure:

  1. Use a technique that keeps the SRC attribute of the tag so it will be transparent to search engines bots. (Many plugins use data-src.) Just like the when you use <a> tags for Ajax, you should keep the original href so bots can crawl the target location.
  2. Use image site maps.
  • what about a noscript tag for the images?
    – surpr
    Jul 6, 2012 at 18:42
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    you need to think this way: use normal tag images. if the client can run JavaScript, run the script causing the lazy loading. this way you don't need the fallback.
    – YardenST
    Jul 6, 2012 at 22:25

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