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(Entry was posted by George G. on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Thursday, April 12, 2018).

How can we benefit from links to images?

How can we benefit from links to images?

Anybody tested 301 img to page?

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  • Michael Martinez: Images do not confer PageRank-like value because they do not contain hypertext links. The algorithms are designed for document-type files that contain the links.
  • George G.: Lets say they do E.g see the image here and here is the anchor to the image
  • Michael Martinez: Googlers have always said that image links do not pass value. Do with that as you will. Run an experiment and see if you can determine a change in something.
  • George G.: I see. Any other way to benefit from it?
  • Michael Martinez: George G. Well, infographics became a great way to link spam one`s way into a penalty. I suppose if you can find a way to get people to link to an infographic post rather than republish the infographic with a link you might get some benefit. I really stopped caring about image links years ago because most of them were hotlinks from Web forums. I tend to block those when they become annoying (has no effect on what the search engine sees).
  • Dal Tavernor: I came across an ecom store doing a lot of this recently. It was like a huge image link farm. But they also include a hyperlink with the anchor as a ‘.’ Under the image. Very strange, not seen it anywhere else.

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