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Discussion in 'Google' started by Roze, Jun 16, 2005.

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    Hello -

    Googlebots visit my site all the time - but i have a very sad showing in Google Image Search. Is there some special code I need in robots.txt? Or do they only accept images with alt tags? They only seem to have picked up the images from one sub gallery in my GALLERY installation, and a few logos, etc. from the site. Any advice or should I just wait? The site has been up for well over 1.5 years.
     
    Roze, Jun 16, 2005 IP
  2. wrmineo

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    A few points that might help:

    Make sure the images are given relevant file names, ids, maps and add only a small amount of content to the alt-tags.

    They seem to be slow-going when it comes to adding and updating to the image search. One of my sites went from having about 20 to 200, to 500, and then to 1320, ironically, after their DNS issues that caused the PR Days of Gray ....

    These aren't hard-fast facts, only what I've personally noticed in getting more pix in there which is important to my Female Celebrity Pictures site (freshdames.com) as I get lots of referrals from image searches.

    Also, do a image search with "safe-off" and see if there is a different number.
     
    wrmineo, Jun 16, 2005 IP
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    just try messin around with the image names
     
    smurfzapper, Jun 16, 2005 IP
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    wrminero, I just looked at your site...Lovely. but if I might make a suggestion. If you lost the border on your adsense ad and matched the colour of the headline to the colour of your nav bar I bet your clicks would go up....a lot.
     
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    Arnie Well-Known Member

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    Before Google image search and Google search were seperated in my stats, now they are combined in the results
     
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    I cant crack the images game either. :( no one really knows and its so powerful
     
    City2, Jun 17, 2005 IP
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    Thanks!

    Can you elaborate? How do I lose the adsense border? Are you talking about my H1/Site Name? FreshDames ... should match the nav links?

    Really interested in clarification, as I'm definitely interested in increasing CTR.

    Thanks for your comments! Looking forward to hearing more on the issue you brought up!! :D

    w®m
     
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    My forum this month has had thousands of visits from people using image search.

    I think I have found the image. Someone was talking about a popular band and started talking about the bands new album. Somone just hotlinked a image off amazon.com. The page the image is on is just about the band as is the title.
     
    SHT, Jun 19, 2005 IP