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Which Image format is good for SEO?

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by purpleorange, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. #1
    I wanted to post this after a friend asked a question in a thread over here

    I did a search for the word Jackie chan in Google.Here is the result

    As you can see all the images that come up first are *.jpg files. So i jump to an assumption(not a conclusion) that .jpg files are more welcomed by Google. what are your PRACTICAL experiences in this?

    Please provide other IMage optimization techniques, so that we can make this as a valuable resource.
     
    purpleorange, Mar 6, 2012 IP
  2. Quality Web

    Quality Web Peon

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    GIF is the best picture format suited for SEO as it is lighter than any other formats.
     
    Quality Web, Mar 6, 2012 IP
  3. GMF

    GMF Well-Known Member

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    Mhh... found this

    Source

    http://www.r1ch.net/img-formats/
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    Pretty spot on..
     
    GMF, Mar 7, 2012 IP
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    broadcast2world Greenhorn

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    According to Google (.jpg, .jpeg, .jpe or .jfif) ​format is 1 of the best images format .
     
    broadcast2world, Mar 14, 2012 IP
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    according to me.. we should used GIF format.. its the best image format for SEO point of view..
     
    yogeshseo, Mar 15, 2012 IP
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    GMF Well-Known Member

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    No, it's PNG
     
    GMF, Mar 15, 2012 IP
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    yogeshseo Active Member

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    if you dont mind can you explain me..
     
    yogeshseo, Mar 15, 2012 IP
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    GMF Well-Known Member

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    No problem...

    http://www.w3.org/QA/Tips/png-gif
    Code (markup):
     
    GMF, Mar 15, 2012 IP
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    Hi, there is absolutely no difference for Google what image format you use. The same is with the Wordpress or HTML. For google is important how you present your image or whatever.

    Here is what is important for google: 1. give description to your image, 2.give alternative text for the image. 3. Give the proper name to your image.
    4. All three must be different and have a keyword in them.

    Cheers
     
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    GMF Well-Known Member

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    While that is true, you forget one important aspect: human beings !

    Sure, you can cluster your page with only jpegs and gifs, but when they look like crap, nobody wants to stay at your page. There are good reasons to use certain picture formats mate. When you only optimize for bots, you are doing things wrong. Very wrong.
     
    GMF, Mar 16, 2012 IP
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    Everyone have given a useful explanations. But am doubt is why pictures images are shown first. I mean why is that pictures are shown along with search results? Is that Google has the policy of showing the images along with the searches.?
     
    prisley, Mar 16, 2012 IP
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    Your question makes almost no sense. Rephrase it please....
     
    GMF, Mar 16, 2012 IP
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    peterson0 Greenhorn

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    for me , I know image size and quality also matter in onpage search engine optimization. I confuse between .jpeg and .png, which one is better for seo?
     
    peterson0, Mar 19, 2012 IP
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    JPEG:Format is good.
     
    AlisaRozzy, Mar 19, 2012 IP
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    PNG is good in terms of website n seo.
     
    Khaidem, Mar 19, 2012 IP
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    #16
    hi purpleorange

    i think PNG Format is great.,

    i realy love png format

    thank you
     
    Android Lover, Mar 19, 2012 IP
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    i think jpeg gif and which image size in 100 kb less
     
    sonuking, Mar 19, 2012 IP
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    GIF is the best image format for all Optimizers simply because they are lighter and more SEO friendly than any other formats available. The lighter the content of the page, the better it is.
     
    RonnySaidan, Mar 20, 2012 IP
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    While that is somewhat true, you ALSO forget the human aspect.... GIFs can only have 256 colors, PNGs 16.7 million. So, if you have a colorful picture, it would be a good idea to use PNG.
     
    GMF, Mar 20, 2012 IP
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    The most common image format used in web word is jpg or jpeg.
     
    magansingh, Mar 20, 2012 IP