SEO problem: Pictures are not indexed by Google
I have over 1000 pictures in my PhotoPost gallery. Over 700 pages are indexed by Google (site:domainname.com) but only three pictures! :eek:
Why? The solution is simple: While the url translation in the newest PhotoPost version seems to work fine, an watermarked image (medium size) in my PhotoPlog gallery is always adressed like this -->
What can I do to get my images indexed?
Any idea? :confused: Thank you in advance.
Sorry, it seems I have found the answer by myself --> Enable on-the-fly image protection (This option uses the watermark.php script to serve images)
Why would anyone like to use this image protection?
Well that is an option because alot of users want to actually hide there images so people can not rip them off.
Not really there is an option for that as well disable right click.
;) Yeah well it has everything but the kitchen sink. We do include our customers suggestions so there is that whole image protection system where you can use watermark.php to serve images you can disable right click you can move the data directory below the webroot etc. Now obviously as you found out not everything is going to work well with google persay altough I dont work for google so I cant say why. The page if you use SEO feature should have unique titles meta data etc so I dont see why how the displayed image is shown would make that much of a difference but anyway.
My next version of Photopost is going to have the kitchen sink :D:D
Chuck this is a relevant question for this thread so instead of opening a new one I thought I would ask here if that's ok.
My pictures are being indexed by Google by I have noticed that the url's are wrong. If you follow Google's link for your picture you end up in a different place within the gallery. However, If the picture is within Vbulletin the url is correct.
Is Photopost creating dynamic urls? and if so how can I improve this for Google please.
Thanks.... I'm still enjoying the honeymoon syndrome of this truly awesome software :D
You would have to give an example of what you actually mean here as our links to pictures should not be incorrect
Yep, that's fully understandable.
Here's a url of the search results for Google. I was searching for Lescudjack Penzance and one of our gallery pictures came up in the search:
lescudjack penzance - Google Search
The picture you need to click on from the results is Lescudjack_197038.jpg
100 x 65 - 3k - jpg
picturepenzance.co.uk. It's a small picture but the link does not take you to the correct category. When you click on the picture it takes you to our gallery but to the following category: Home » Member » Chill » St Just and Pendeen
The actual category for the picture should be: Home » Schools » Lescudjack School » Lescudjack School 1970s. Page 6 actually contains the same picture as Google.
I've seen this once before when dynamic ulr's were to blame.
This seems to be the case will all Google indexed pictures
How is the result wrong?
Well I had expected the result to be in the relevant category rather than in a members category that has nothing what so ever to do with the picture.
Because we have about 19,000 pictures the person who found the image on Google would still have to search our site to find that image.
well knowing what google is doing would help but I would suspect google might be indexing maybe featured photo block or something showing on your showphoto page and associating it with the image url the photo is on.
Maybe in the pp-inc.php file in the get_thumbtmpl function add the code in bold maybe that helps
Uhm, ok I can understand that. I know that neither of us have any control, let alone information over Google so all I was trying to establish was that if there was something that I could do about this that all well and fine.
Clearly you are happy that this is not a problem or misconfiguration of Photopost so I'm happy to live with this and let Google do it's magic, even if I don't fully understand the desired results.
Thanks again Chuck!
Have a good evening:)
Thanks Chuck... I'll give that a go as well :)
Well you can try what I posted. I am no google magician as I dont know what they do or how they do it.
Nor me Chuck, nor me! but if we did $$$$:rolleyes:
No problem if they do the image because there is an active link to a photo the nofollow rel should fix it
On that note :) ... why when I do a Google Image search from other places I have uploaded my photos, all those same images I have uploaded to our website don't come up. Google image search has found numerous images of mine on other websites including Facebook. So it would be nice to find out if someone else has also posted that same image or other member's images again to our vast database of photos to our contest website.
I'm also thinking if the photo side of our website isn't indexed by Google, then that effects our Google ranking?
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