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Use of unique images VS duplicate images?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by CountDeMonet, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. CountDeMonet

    CountDeMonet Newbie

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    I typically use my own unique images (making them with photoshop), but I can't even think of one to create for this article I just wrote... Sooo I might just steal one off the web (obviously).

    In my experience images have always helped with getting my pages crawled faster and indexed quicker. They also help with getting higher positions.

    What about duplicate images, though?

    If anybody has any experience with this, please throw in here.

    Much thanks
     
  2. -Jericho-

    -Jericho- Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I've never had an issue with duplicate images. There's so many duplicates around any ways. If you're a legit site and don't want to run into copyright problems you use stock images. Think of how many duplicate stock images there are around.

    Are you trying to rank the image? You could just download it and tweak it in PS.
     
  3. CountDeMonet

    CountDeMonet Newbie

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    No, I'm not trying to rank for an image. I'm just trying to rank better for my article. My keywords are more competitive so I want any edge possible over the other guy.
     
  4. paulcarter97

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    Lol, google can't really detect duplicate images and don't really bother about it. Just put different alt and it mean different image.
     
  5. moonlighsunligh

    moonlighsunligh Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Google can detect duplicate images, but i am not sure if they are crazy enough to count it. Use google image search and drog and drop and image and then google will show all duplicate/similar images.
     
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    I see duplicate images in Google all the time. I would use a keyword variation in the alt tag and use a different file name and maybe re-size the image. I don't think you would get a penalty because Google has no way of knowing who actually owns the image. You should make sure there is plenty of unique content on that page.
     
  7. JDIZM

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    It's a legit question to be asking but I don't think you should be worried about getting penalised for duplicate images. It's a possibility in the future with the new image search features but I think that might be a while away.