My internet shop displays thumbnails of products' images, and I see that these thumbnail are (slowly) being indexed by Google. I want also full images to be indexed.

Can I use Microdata for this? Something like this:

<meta itemprop="image" content="/uploads/images/medium/product_img.jpg" />


<meta itemprop="image" src="/uploads/images/medium/product_img.jpg" />

Would it do the trick?

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You should use

<meta itemprop="image" content="/uploads/images/medium/product_img.jpg">

Since src="" is associated with embedding content on the page and content="" is associated with embedding items off the page so to speak. This is the same method as used with the Facebook Open Graph meta as well, take a look:

<meta property='og:image' content='/uploads/images/medium/product_img.jpg'/>
  • Ant this is the confirmation I was looking for. I will try it, and hopefully Google will index these images, thanks!
    – Al W
    Commented Mar 3, 2013 at 18:50

If the value is a URL, you must use link instead of meta.

<link itemprop="image" href="/uploads/images/medium/product_img.jpg" />

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