Google Image Search: Observation

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Recently I have observed that in Google Image search for my website page “My Projects” (http://www.joydeepdeb.com/misc/projects.html) Google have indexed all the images from my website except 2 images.

My Projects Page

I have coded same way for all images with their description and website links.

<p><a href="[LINK TO SITE]" target="_blank"><img src="[ABSOLUTE IMAGE PATH]"
alt="COMPANY NAME" width="xxx" height="xx" /></a></p> 

<p>Description Description  Description  Description Description Description 
Description Description Description Description Description Description 
Description Description Description Description</p> 

<p>Website: <a href="[LINK TO SITE]" target="_blank">[LINK TO SITE]</a></p>

Google Image Search: Observation

Soon I realized that the two images which didn’t get indexed are having height less than 30px and rest of the images are having height more than 30px. Although I have seen Google have indexed images which are less than 30px.

May be when Google see’s multiple images on a page, it decides not to index images with small resolutions.

The list of images on my page except logo image:

It is like, if a page has multiple images and Google have crawl budget for that site/page – Google is more likely to index bigger images compared with smaller once.

Let’s say a product page, which has 3 images:

  • Image 1 – 500x400
  • Image 2 – 300x250
  • Image 3 – 100x50

Google is more likely to index Image 1 then Image 2 and then Image 3 - Bigger image get more priority compared with smaller once.


           

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Joydeep Deb

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