homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.161.246.212
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Become a Pro Member

Home / Forums Index / Google / Google SEO News and Discussion
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: Robert Charlton & aakk9999 & brotherhood of lan & goodroi

Google SEO News and Discussion Forum

    
Difference in image result ranking vs. regular SERP
Masaai



 
Msg#: 4611903 posted 4:21 am on Sep 23, 2013 (gmt 0)

For a specific, strongly contested keyword say <X>, Google shows a set of 4 image results at the top of its regular SERP for this keyword. The left-most image (first) result is an image on a page of mine, however the page itself is nowhere to be found in the regular SERP results (not in the top 100).

I would think that because the image is very relevant and useful (contains information) the page it is found on should rank decently at the least.

The site is affected by Panda. Could this by one of, if not the primary reason why the page itself doesnt rank well?

Thanks.

 

piatkow

WebmasterWorld Senior Member piatkow us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 4611903 posted 7:54 am on Sep 23, 2013 (gmt 0)

The algo has determined that it is the best and most relevant image of a widget available but the page that it is on doesn't give the visitor as much reliable information about widgets as over 100 other pages.

A gross simplification of course but that's what, in theory, the search engine is attempting to do.

Masaai



 
Msg#: 4611903 posted 2:53 pm on Sep 23, 2013 (gmt 0)

@piatkow - The image is a map. On our URL we only show the map and a couple of lines of text. Other competitors do the same thing yet some of them have their URL appearing on page 1 and others don't.

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  
 

Home / Forums Index / Google / Google SEO News and Discussion
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved