Following Google's guide to Image sitemaps

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <urlset xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9" xmlns:image="http://www.google.com/schemas/sitemap-image/1.1"> <url> <loc>http://example.com/sample.html</loc> <image:image> <image:loc>http://example.com/image.jpg</image:loc> </image:image> <image:image> <image:loc>http://example.com/photo.jpg</image:loc> </image:image> </url> </urlset>

If let's say I use ford.jpg on a broad /car-manufacturers.html and then again on /ford.html

Should I list the same image twice in my sitemap, in each of those two URLs? Otherwise which one should it go on?

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Yes, you should list it once for each URL that the image is associated with. Since users will see the image associated with both pages, it makes sense for scrapers/bots to see the image associated with both pages.

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