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Google can recognize image text

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by boobooboy, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. boobooboy

    boobooboy Regular Member

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    Not sure if this is old news but Google is able to read text in images. I noticed this with one of the links where the url is ranking in Google for the text that is in the image. Weird thing is I have never promoted that url using that particular anchor text but that page is heavily linked using that image on important pages of the website.

    The image has a plain color background with just simple text.
     
  2. robotluv

    robotluv Junior Member

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    Fantastic news! And it's not surprising.

    Now, here's the question, how can we optimize for this?
     
  3. nirose

    nirose Senior Member

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    add your website watermark on every image and remember to use keywords you're targeting with alt tags.
    or do the opposite.

    just a thought though
     
  4. Bolo334

    Bolo334 Junior Member

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    It has begun...MOOOOORRRRTTTAAALLL KOOOOMMMBBBAAATTT!!!!

    I remember reading that the Search Engines were trying to do this in "The Art of SEO". It looks like they've gotten a lot better at it.
     
  5. housemusic

    housemusic Regular Member

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    hahahahaha "mortall koombat"

    isnt your keyword in the alt text?
     
  6. Longover

    Longover Power Member

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    I don't think that google can read text in images. Last time I checked they were useing that stupid image game to label most images with tags.
     
  7. leehughes

    leehughes Regular Member

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    Yeah, I still don't think they can.. they can only tell the about of flesh in a picture for porn etc..

    Would be good if they could though.. Shows how smart they are getting
     
  8. ADHD-Dude

    ADHD-Dude Power Member

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    So according to you goggle can't do anything, :chairfall
    G00gle can recognize text in images, faces in images and other objects
     
  9. bizroot

    bizroot Supreme Member

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    Google can't read text in Images, they read tags or alt text to judge what's in Image...