1. Advertising
    y u no do it?

    Advertising (learn more)

    Advertise virtually anything here, with CPM banner ads, CPM email ads and CPC contextual links. You can target relevant areas of the site and show ads based on geographical location of the user if you wish.

    Starts at just $1 per CPM or $0.10 per CPC.

Which Image format is good for SEO?

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

  1. patco

    patco Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,035
    Likes Received:
    47
    Best Answers:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    100
    #41
    No one can tell you.. We are NOT google :D // My favorite is .jpg, but from SEO view, pay attention to the NAME, not the extension! :)
    SEMrush
     
    patco, Oct 11, 2015 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Андрей200

    Андрей200 Greenhorn

    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    #42
    I think jpg or jpeg :)
     
    Андрей200, Oct 12, 2015 IP
  3. bilal bhatti

    bilal bhatti Member

    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    31
    #43
    I mostly use PNG which is good for color. but jpg or jpeg. is the best for SEO.
    but the main thing which we need to focus for images make alt tag for images or nice description.
     
    bilal bhatti, Oct 12, 2015 IP
  4. TDI-MAD

    TDI-MAD Active Member

    Messages:
    107
    Likes Received:
    8
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    53
    #44
    jpg and jpeg. are the top most priority image formats.
    If we are talking regarding good for SEO then you should use your keywords in image file name because when Google crawls it also search for keywords within your file image names.
     
    TDI-MAD, Oct 14, 2015 IP
  5. cunchi

    cunchi Member

    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    31
    #45
    I think images format not in SEO Factor for your website ranking.. why you waste your time to think that ?
     
    cunchi, Oct 14, 2015 IP
  6. sajidisraq

    sajidisraq Peon

    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    #46
    i think GIF format is a best format image for all SEO work or posting.
     
    sajidisraq, Oct 15, 2015 IP
  7. glennyjoycelyn

    glennyjoycelyn Banned

    Messages:
    59
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    #47
    Hi,
    Thanks for this information. i need more clarity information with example.
     
    glennyjoycelyn, Oct 23, 2015 IP
  8. KatnissEverdeen

    KatnissEverdeen Active Member

    Messages:
    241
    Likes Received:
    10
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    53
    #48
    I use .png. I think it is the best picture format to use.
     
    KatnissEverdeen, Oct 23, 2015 IP
  9. iwebsocial

    iwebsocial Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,633
    Likes Received:
    58
    Best Answers:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    120
    #49
    I think image extensions have nothing to do with SEO. So, every extension is good. The important factor is how you optimize your images like adding alt text, image resizing etc.
     
    iwebsocial, Oct 24, 2015 IP
  10. mmcn

    mmcn Greenhorn

    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    #50
    the best image format for seo is "an image with a discription" format!
     
    mmcn, Oct 24, 2015 IP
  11. corporatemanager

    corporatemanager Member

    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    4
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    48
    #51
    To date, I and/or my colleagues have not read any officially published articles or news from Google regarding their preference for certain picture format.
    The common image file types are JPEG or JPG, GIF, PNG, and BMP.
    Note: *.JPG and *.JPEG stand both for an image format proposed and supported by the Joint Photographic Experts Group. The two terms have the same meaning and are interchangeable. The reason for the different file extensions dates back to the early versions of Windows.

    Additionally, here are other useful tips regarding SEO for image.
    • Use the keyword(s) in the file name
    • Create descriptive alt text
    • Use the right anchor text
    • Don’t keyword stuff when filling out things like image alt text.
    Your alt text, captions and file names should be short and descriptive, not a long list of keywords. Remember to optimize images for your website visitors. Image SEO is as much about user experience as it is about achieving better search engine rankings.

    One more tip
    • Page loading also matters. Keep in mind, that page speed remains a ranking factor in Google's algorithm. All in all, please remember to monitor your web page loading speed which could also be due to your web hosting package (monitor your website up-time), CMS or coding etc. I am keeping my point here short and hope you value this point as well.
    Having said that, I must say purpleorange is smart. He is doing his research by testing the keyword searches. There is no harm of using certain methods such as JPG more, as we believe not everything would be revealed to us regarding google's algorithm.
     
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2015
    corporatemanager, Oct 24, 2015 IP
    FoxIX likes this.
  12. JackAA

    JackAA Greenhorn

    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    1
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    23
    #52
    For SEO, image format means nothing. File name and alt tag text are way more important.
     
    JackAA, Oct 27, 2015 IP
  13. Shell James

    Shell James Greenhorn

    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    #53
    GIF format is the best format for SEO.
     
    Shell James, Oct 28, 2015 IP
  14. Mcky909

    Mcky909 Member

    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    31
    #54
    GIF Format is good for SEO Purpose. As it is moving image. People easily engage with it. For Example :
    [​IMG]
    Source
     
    Mcky909, Nov 5, 2015 IP
  15. rahul_77

    rahul_77 Active Member

    Messages:
    71
    Likes Received:
    2
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    73
    #55
    JPEG:Format is good.
     
    rahul_77, Nov 6, 2015 IP
  16. Stella Logan

    Stella Logan Banned

    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    2
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    33
    #56
    Mostly .jpg used but PNG is also use so it is hard to say that this is the best format however we should suppose that .jpg is good for seo but .png is also use.
     
    Stella Logan, Nov 6, 2015 IP
  17. MasterWebster

    MasterWebster Peon

    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    #57
    JPG, JPEG, PNG, but not BMP
     
    MasterWebster, Nov 18, 2015 IP
  18. imgsupport

    imgsupport Banned

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    #58
    Description is huge plus...and it should be optimized image :) we can only guess :p
     
    imgsupport, Nov 18, 2015 IP
  19. Bangalore Web Genius

    Bangalore Web Genius Greenhorn

    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    #59
    I think PNG format is best for SEO
     
    Bangalore Web Genius, Nov 19, 2015 IP
  20. srilaxmi

    srilaxmi Greenhorn

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    #60
    JPEG is optimum
     
    srilaxmi, Nov 19, 2015 IP