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Most likely, you cannot. But don't worry — all hope is not lost. Of course, as suggested in the other answers, you could try simply asking the site hosting the image to take it down, replace it with a more flattering image, or at least to change its name and descriptive text to make it rank less prominently for your company name. However, I'm going ...


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From our (Google's) point of view, you can use whatever file names & URL structure that makes sense for your site -- you definitely do not need to fine-tune it on this level for SEO purposes. For Image Search, we recommend using descriptive file names, but even if it's just a number (for example, when a photographer uploads files without modifying the ...


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No, it's not part of Google's policy. "Right to be forgotten" law (EU) is for individuals only. For an example, search for "jew", in the front page there is anti-semitic page jewwatch and Google have said they won't remove it either, even though Brin and Page (Google founders) are jews. If you think someone is spreading lies about your company that are ...


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Short answer NO. The purpose of the canonical tag is duplicated content, not media. Google's John Mueller talks about image canonical in this office hours hangout video from Aug 12, 2016. (56:24) For images, we don't use the rel canonical. So if you have the rel canonical header in the images themselves, we don't use that.


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If you have access to the source then you could consider using SVG, that way Google can read the text. – from Simon Hayter in comments If you just want the text indexed for search engines and don't care about accessibility, then you can add a caption to the image in the sitemap: <image:image> <image:loc>https://example.com/image.png</...


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You could try contacting the website and politely asking them to take the image down. It would take awhile to disappear from search results, but it will be gone eventually.


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If duplicating the image really is unnecessary then you could still perhaps have the best of both worlds... only store the image once, but have it referenced by different filenames, for the different languages - using mod_rewrite (Apache) and an internal rewrite. Based on unor's example: example.net/img/en/house.png example.net/img/es/casa.png These would ...


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SEO tricks are no longer relevant. Also google discurages those tricks, focusing more on authenticity. So if you want to increase in rank, focus on content, have an adiacent blog to your site, go on social media. I think images, files, domains and URLs should obviously have relevant names and alternatives, but the main focus is the content, and you being ...


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Two solutions which don't require filename changing but give a different file path: Create different domains which forward to the same directory, where the site then detects language and servers correct paths/site content. e.g. website.es would pull content from website.com so website.com/picture.jpg becomes website.es/picture.jpg Similarly use subdomains ...


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Hi Guys I actually work on ReSRC.it so I hope I can contribute wisely. Thanks bybe for your accurate and insightful response. With regards to the link juice I guess any juice would actually go to our app servers (app.resrc.it) rather than our actual website that sits on a different domain so we stand to gain nothing on that regard. Ultimately those images ...


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In my opinion, image file names are one of the most important SEO factors... as long as it's valid and meaningful. Don't take the same exact image and rename it over and over. Don't give an image a deceptive file name. Let's say I have the following images on a website: black-and-white-dog.jpg friendly-orange-male-cat.jpg african-grey-parrot-77-years-old....


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I would only add a robots noindex to the page if there is no content but the image. By counting the number of comments programmatically you can decide if the page must be indexed or not. For example you could automatically add robots noindex to all pages with 3 or less comments. Adding a robots noindex to the page should be no problem regarding the ...


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Who is your host provider? Almost always they have backup versions of your website. In some cases they may charge you, specially if its for specific files, but you may be able to download the whole website backed up for free. Contact them for better assistance. In regards to your question, I really don't know.


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Perhaps you don't understand how google image search works. Like regular google searches it will return all results for the search word/phrase. So unless your name or search is unique there will be multiple results. If you are searching for your image by name there are a few things you ought be aware of. Is there actually an image with your name ...


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You need to get a 301 redirect command added to the "wordpress.com" web server. The basic free service doesn't provide this capability. https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/is-there-a-301-redirects-manager?replies=2#post-2356582 None of the non-Enterprise subscriptions support adding your own plugin https://en.support.wordpress.com/plugins/ There are 2 ...


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Since you have the same image on two pages, you're essentially leaving it up to search engines to find either instance in image search and display that instance. You can't use a canonical tag on images, unfortunately (https://www.seroundtable.com/google-rel-canonical-for-images-nope-22549.html), but there are a couple of things you can do here. You can ...


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Mike's answer above is nice and I would follow it myself. However if you really need to reuse the file (save storage, better cache, etc. ) you could concatenate the title and description in sitemap to the limit size that Google recommends. Since you have the pages (with related text or comments from members) to backup your images, it would be legit to SEO


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Why not use different filenames for each image on each page and in each image itself, make slight modifications to emphasize each section of the dining room such as adding text in the image indicating to the user what is being emphasized. For example, on site A, you'd have the image file http://example.com/static/dining-room.jpg with the word "dining room" ...


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The title tag can be ignored completely as long as you fill in the alt tag as far as image SEO is concerned. As far as I have been able to figure out, Google has four sources for the text it associates with images: The alt image attribute The title image attribute The image URL file name Text within the div that contains the image (eg <div><img ...


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In addition to Stephen's comment, Baidu is little bit insecure. As SEO concerned, just do everything as you are doing with google and it'll all be fine. Amount of traffic that Baidu and Bing provide versus amount of traffic that google provides is best explained in this picture below. For December 2012, the search landscape was like this: Google: 114.7 ...


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An alternative to that would be the following code, but I am not sure how it would work with your plugin. <a class="fancybox" rel="group" href="full-size-image.png" style="background:url('full-size-image.png'); width: 300px; height: 200px;" ></a>


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Your coding styles are perfectly valid but because you're going after responsive design, directly linking to the actual image files is a bad idea unless your images are smaller than the smallest screen for mobile devices because the users would have to flick their screen and/or zoom in/out to see the whole image. Unless there's a spectacular reason for your ...


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XMP, IPC and EXIF In addition to the alt and longdesc attributes, the image can include the text embedded in it using XMP, IPC or EXIF fields. These can be added quickly and easily using many photo editors, including free apps and some websites. Completing the License field with a license allowing reuse will encourage others to copy the image and attribute ...


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You should note that the text around your image is correlated with what your image is supposed to be, so perhaps the best way is to add a summarize of your content text (the one inside your image) just near your image. Also try to use rich anchor text (with keywords summarizing the main semantic of your image not all the text) to link to your image. Then ...


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I am unsure about what images you are going to use, but if we're talking about something in the dimensions of 150x150~250x250 you can, and should use sprite for that purpose, Google loves sprites it will speed up your load time, you can optimize it with tinypng.com for example, what I am trying to say is that the advantages of sprite images are a lot. It's ...


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Sorry I didn't understand you clearly , but tell me are u trying achieve some thing like a Gallery kind of page and u want those images to be displayed when Google image search is done? Display all images in a small size with a title and and proper alt attribute and name. On click of that image make it popup and enlarge with corresponding details and fade ...


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Do this in reverse: show all the images, and via JavaScript (onload) hide the ones you don't need. As for telling Google what image to use, you can do such things with structured data - see this for guided help with that.


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You could block the gallery pages from being crawled by GoogleBot, but allow the Google Image bot to crawl everything using robots.txt: User-agent: Googlebot Disallow: /gallerypages/ User-agent: Googlebot-Image Disallow:


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You seem to already be doing a lot of things right, in that most of your full resolution images are correctly indexed, and this is increasing as Google is indexing your pages. I'm assuming that you don't want your thumbnails indexed and so you do not include these in your images sitemap. To exclude the thumbnails entirely from being indexed, you could ...


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Keep the filenames relevant. Don't try to overload them with keywords or anything like that. Use file names that describe exactly what the image is, and then use alt tags to relate the image to your site and keywords, making sure the primary objective is still to describe the image, and not spam search engines.


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