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Old February 10th, 2012, 10:52 PM
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Default Are product images SEO friendly?

I see more and more people searching products by images instead of web text. Are the images loaded in the store SEO friendly. When I check "more info" I don't see any tag with the image. Do images have a title in the code? is that title the same as the product title? If not, what would take to do this since I believe without an image title google would not know what that image is when people search by images.

I am editing my previous post because This is what I see in the page source ...
<a href="" title="20-Piece Compact Camping Travel First Aid Kit" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> <img src="" alt="20-Piece Compact Camping Travel First Aid Kit" title="20-Piece Compact Camping Travel First Aid Kit" /> </a>

So maybe the image titles are there. What the rel="nofollow" means? are we telling robots not to follow?

So, my question is still..will google IMAGE search find the store product images? any way to optimize it more since I think lots of people search images more than text?

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Old February 11th, 2012, 12:13 PM
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Images have an alt tag that describes the image. The code you posted has both title and alt.

Here's more info about the <img> tag:

I don't know exactly what Google looks for in terms of images but I'm sure having an alt attribute helps.


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