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Image hidden, replaced with background image SEO

Google (and other bots) will see your html as it is. If you've got it as an image, they'll see it like that. If you Javascript it to the background, they won't notice, so it'll have no effect. ...
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Youtube video as page background

From the YouTube terms of service: If you use the Embeddable Player on your website, you may not modify, build upon, or block any portion or functionality of the Embeddable Player, including but ...
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Is there a performance difference between background-size:cover and background-size:100% auto?

There is a performance difference between the two, using background-size: 100%; is not supported for Android 4.3 Browser and below. Also, background-size percentage values are not properly supported ...
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Is there a performance difference between background-size:cover and background-size:100% auto?

It's always good to go for % because it guarantees fluid content. It's good both for Google and your users to have a good mobile version of your site. I don't think there would be a difference in the ...
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How will it affect SEO if I hide images on desktop but display them on mobile?

If it's just for one image and it's not the most semantically important image on the page, then don't worry about it as you're not going to get panelized for swapping one image. And Google ...
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Prevent indexing of image or file

Will the search engines, in specific Googlebot-Image, honor the request? Index the page to the exclusion of the image in an img tag? Yes. Regardless of how the image is referenced on your site (img ...
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SEO (speed): SVG vs background-image vs image tag

Short Answer: There will be no difference in the perceived performance between the three implementations (img, object and background-image). But when you use png fallback along with svg, img method ...
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How to optimize image in Google search if it is a background?

Google's John Mueller said this morning in google webmaster mark that Google Image search does not index and rank images from CSS background code. He said if you want your images to rank in Google ...
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SEO (speed): SVG vs background-image vs image tag

One of the most effective ways to determine which image resources to use it checks the Google developer tools: PageSpeed Insights. This tool analyzes the entire page and all aspects including images ...
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SEO (speed): SVG vs background-image vs image tag

I think the optimal solution for speed would be to serve a compressed (svgz) file directly inside of an image tag. Using an image tag would at least keep your html semantic and would allow crawlers to ...
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Youtube video as page background

This HTML snippet should do the trick (demo) <div style="position: fixed; z-index: -99; width: 100%; height: 100%"> <iframe frameborder="0" height="100%" width="100%" src="https://...
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Youtube video as page background

Part 1: This is totally fine. Google hosts tons of libraries (the most popular library probably being jQuery) and content on their CDN which is available for public use. Part 2: If I understood ...
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Background Image Loading Optimization for SEO

Load a couple of images immediately (enough) to display the page. Then load a couple of extras images asynchronously in background to anticipate requests from users as necessary.
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Will search engines rank my site lower if not having any img tags on it?

Images are page signals and factors of many... Images always help because they are one of many signals using the ALT to inform Google what the page is about, however to say they are needed is also ...
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