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Covers the delivery and display of photographs, graphics and other visual elements.

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Use A.jpg if you have it in cache, otherwise use B.jpg?

Let's say I have one page big.html that uses <img alt="big image" src="big.jpg" width="300" height="300" /> where big.jpg is indeed an image of 300 by ...
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How to prevent pictures from being downloaded by right-clicking on them or Inspecting the web page?

When there's an image on a website, it can be downloaded by the following ways: Right click on the picture and press Save As from the pop-up context menu Right click on the webpage in Chrome, press ...
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Could allowing our images to be indexed hurt our web search rankings?

We are trying to solve some issues related to our SEO. When we compare ourselves to our competitors who are higher that us in SERPS, other than more backlinks (not much more), we don't see any ...
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Does the src attribute count as a backlink?

We allow users to embed our images on their websites. This looks like this... <img src="https://example.com/happy-dog.jpg" alt="Happy Dog" /> Note that there is no anchor ...
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Restrict Google from indexing subdomain from Azure CDN services

How can I stop Google from indexing example.azureedge.net content? We have the website from last two years but just recently we found out that Google has started to index all the URLs on the azure CDN ...
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Does Google use the text property in image object schema markup to determine the relevance of a page to a query?

I'm creating a page that summarizes a variety of statistics on a topic. I believe a dashboard-like graphic like this one would provide a better experience than a textual list of the statistics. ...
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Should I include a product name directory in image URLs for that product for SEO?

We have created a product page which has product images andare SEO friendly <div class="gallery"> <img src="images/my-fancy-product-red-1.jpg" alt="My Fancy ...
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Prevent images from loading in display:none container until the container is shown

As a newbie to website development, I'm struggling to optimise my website to get it to load content only when needed. Aim: to stop the tab that has all the photo content from loading until the user ...
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Is it worth using next generation image formats with only partial browser support for SEO?

We are building a website for a client and we are trying to make it as SEO optimized as humanly possible and the question now is how to deal with images. Here is an example of pagespeed result: It ...
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How do you determine a good set of breakpoints for srcset image sizes

My website right now is marginal for page loading speed on mobile. Originally written for desktop, I use a lot of images that are relatively high resolution, and only lightly compressed. I'd like ...
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How do you avoid cumulative layout shift with responsively sized images?

On my site Google Webmaster Tools says that a bunch of pages have cumulative layout shift (CLS) errors. Otherwise known as jerky loading. On my page images are always in a div with a class that sets ...
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Will Google Images ignore images with empty alt text?

You can put images that are just decorative into a HTML document like this, by setting their alt text to nothing: <img src="decorative.png" alt="" /> This means that screen ...
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Why do some web pages bake images into their HTML?

Some webpages bake image data into the HTML, like this one which has baked it into a piece JavaScript code, making the size of the HTML document itself reach several MB in size. Why do some web ...
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Server Load: Image Downloading vs. Image Viewing

I think my question is fairly simple, but being a bit of a newbie I don't know the answer and I haven't been able to find a satisfactory one searching online. If I have a 25kb page (html) that ...
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What is the recommended maximum file size for a social media type website?

I am building a social media app for gardeners. One of the things they can do is upload images of their gardens. I am storing everything in Amazon aws s3. I don't want the user to be able to upload ...
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Should image URL slugs use the article URL slug, or their own description slug for SEO?

I have a WordPress website. The slug of my articles is automatically generated from the title and the same slug is also used for image thumbnails. The titles and slugs are in Arabic. Should ...
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Images barely showing up in Google Search rich snippets, is it a subdomain problem?

I have a recipe blog running WordPress with Yoast SEO. A problem I have is that in Google Search images are not showing up in all the rich snippets for my website. I would say they show in about 50% ...
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Facebook preview content appears to not be processing the javascript

When a Facebook user posts a link to the page a preview of the page is displayed. This tends to have the first image from the page. The page I have has one canned image at the top and the rest of the ...
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Why does Google, in it's Page Insights tool, advise to use WebP images which don't work in all browsers?

I recently swapped all of the images on my web with WebP compressed images and the Page Insights score got as high as 97. However, I found out my page doesn't work on IE, Safari and Firefox (all other ...
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Wrong images used as thumbnails by AdSense matched content

The AdSense Matched Content options displayed on my site seem to be pulling random images from the respective content and using those images as thumbnails. In some cases, AdSense gets it right and ...
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Programatically determine if web pages request image (as opposed to simply seeing that there is an img src in the code)

Some of a website's pages have source code that includes img src="url_to_image" but the img is not requested by the page. Is there a way to crawl the website to programatically determine if images are ...
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Correct asset naming for image SEO

This question is about image SEO. Background: I'm a server-side dev dabbling in SEO. I maintain a social web application where users submit interesting images (mostly memes, motivational quotes, ...
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Disallow Image Loading to Reduce Number of “Other Error” in Crawled Page Resources?

We have a hotel search website. Many landing pages of our site load resources asynchrously (e.g. Ajax), but very often (about 25% of the time) when we click "View Crawled Page" in Google Search ...
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Prevent Google image search from associating images with incorrect pages because of their use in the “related products” section?

I have a page with a product and on the bottom have a block with cards where similar products. Google indexing this page and added for this page images from similar cards, but I'm not needed this, ...
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Delete files that end with a certain string via SSH

I have a plugin on WordPress that smushes all my images. The problem is, that for some reason, there's no option to remove the original images from the server after the smush. The plugin adds the ...
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What are the best image sizes for the Google Chrome mobile website audit?

What are the best image sizes for the Google Chrome mobile website audit? I'm making a WordPress website and want to get the best score possible. There will be an image with 100% width on the top ...
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Do I need an XML sitemap for just a few images and videos?

If a website has few images and one or two videos, do I need to include them in the sitemap or have a sitemap separately for them?
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Why aren't my hero images appearing as thumbnails in the SERP?

I display hero images across the top of my blog pages. However, I use CSS images rendering through div tags and I read that google doesn't typically index those. So the images aren't included as ...
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Can alt text be the same for multiple product images?

On our product pages, we have a main image of the product as well as several "zoomed in" images that highlight different parts of the product. I am assuming that using the exact same alt text for the ...
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Google's URL inspection says my image URL is blocked by robots.txt — I don't even have one!

I just discovered our image system domain is not being crawled by Google for a long time. The reason is that all the URLs seem to be blocked by robots.txt -- but I don't even have one. Disclaimer: ...
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Does using an img title attribute in addition to the alt attribute help image SEO?

Is there any SEO reason to add title after alt attribute of image? <img src="./cat.jpg" alt="Funny Cat" /> vs <img src="./cat.jpg" alt="Funny Cat" title="Funny Cat" /> I know the title ...
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Is it better for SEO to use alt text or “screen reader only” text to describe an image that has text on it?

Whenever possible I try to turn images that have text on them into html/css to separate the textual content from the image for better responsiveness and SEO. However, sometimes this cannot be done as ...
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AMP product page not being displayed on 'swipe to visit' for some websites while being displayed for others?

We have an AMP version of our product pages but that is not being displayed on 'swipe to visit' feature launched by AMP (Check details here) If you click on the 2nd link below (bikewale.com)- you ...
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How to automate a tag for generating print-only and no-print Images in a specific Mediawiki skin?

I have multiple images in my wiki page that have to be set to 728px for the online version. I want these images to be printed with full resolution. I have long searched for a solution and in the end ...
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Does an image post or a text post have a better chance of ranking in Google?

if I create two posts ,one is with the full-page image with alt tag and title tag and another one with full text-based, which post will rank in search engines such as (Google, Yahoo, Bing)? I know ...
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Is it problematic to use movie posters on a blog hosted in europe?

I would like to use poster images of movies like "fais pas ci, fais pas ca", "plan coeur" etc. (mostly french movies), but I am worried about the copyright. And I already found this answer, however ...
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Change my website's photo on a the mobile Google search results

I have noticed that google has started to show little images next to search results on mobile devices. The first photo I have displayed on my website is my logo. Currently this is the image that is ...
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Images from External Source

I am building a site like the home page of MSN, google news, yahoo. It is basically an aggregation site. To save the server space, I thought to display image directly from the source without the need ...
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Nofollows on image gallery thumbnails?

I am working on a site that has hundreds of product pages. Each product page has up to 10 images, 1 main image, and the rest as thumbnails that load in as the main image when clicked. The thumbnails ...
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Images from googleusercontent.com giving 404

A few days ago, images from a website I maintain stopped being displayed in Gmail. The Google's Image Cache Proxy returns 404 on every image. I can confirm that they are accessible on the server ...
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How am I supposed to add support for “next-gen” formatted images?

No matter how much unnecessary css/js or general load time I shave off my website, Google Audits always penalises me massively for not using "next-gen formats" such as JPEG2000, JPEGXR and WebP in my ...
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SEO impact of using one image for several different posts on my site

What is the impact of using one image for several post on my site? Does it have a negative affect on SEO? For several posts, I use one picture. because all of them are Q & A. Am I wrong? is it ...
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How to make a 'data' URI image understandable for Google?

I use Schema.org markup for my website to make it more understandable for search engines. I generate an image (using PHP) for each post. That image isn't a stored image with a specific URL. So it won'...
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Can a favicon at the root path be in a different image format than ICO?

Most clients use the favicon if it is named favicon.ico and placed in the root path of a website. Is it possible to use an image format other than .ico?
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Automatically check image quality on all images on a website [closed]

Is there a way to automatically check the quality on all images on a website (given I have a list of the URL's)? During the last 5 years tens of thousand images has been uploaded to my webstore, and ...
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Does translating images' file names in a multilingual website matter for SEO? [duplicate]

I'm taking care of a website's SEO. Its languages are Portuguese and Spanish. Usually, I just use English for programming, including files naming. In order to take advantage of boost rank that ...
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What are the disadvantages of having all your images lazy loaded?

That would increase the amount of requests but also improve the webpage speed loading time. Google just advice to avoid to downloading offscreen images as part of the initial page load, but what are ...
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Why is converting images from jpeg to jpeg2000 making them larger when it is supposed to help my loading speed?

www.thinkwithgoogle.com says my website is slow (3.9sec loading speed, yea it's truly slow...). To increase loading speed it tells me to use "next-gen" format for my pictures, e.g. jpeg2000 instead of ...
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Checking uploaded images on a site to see if they're Copyrighted?

I recently inherited responsibility for a website that received a notification that a user had uploaded a copyrighted image years ago and that it was not licensed. The Wordpress-based website has ...
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Is <a> in <noscript> wasting linkjuice?

One simple question due to a delayed loading (lazyLoad extensions) of images. Does the usage of an a element within a noscript element influence the internal link juice of a webpage? (yes, Google will ...

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