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blogger images indexed by google image search?



4:23 am on May 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

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How can I include images I upload to blogger (blogspot photos1) to appear on google image search index? I would like to do that, but I never get visitors from google image search, eventhough I have 200 images uploaded to my photo blog at blogger? and PR5 and million visitors traffic per month?

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5:09 am on May 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

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A Google search on site:photos1.blogger.com/blogger/ shows some 71,000 urls indexed, but every one I clicked on was 404. That seems very odd.


6:24 am on May 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

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A big newbie mistake I made was putting a blog on a blogspot domain URL.

Get your own server to host your blogger site, and use your own domain name instead of a blogspot domain name.
Just use the "publishing by ftp" function in blogger.

And at the least, put your images on your own host server. Just write a basic img tag into the blogger text box. Then your images will be indexed based on the host server domain address.


3:09 pm on May 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I actually find blogger quite a nice place to test out new ideas for websites

In the recent past I have tested and weeded out several websites, and within a month, was able to figure out wich ones would work, and wich wouldnt.

For the ones that work, I then create a new (proper) website, and post a message on the blog telling users that the site has moved, and I also redirect any links in older messages to the new site.

On top of that I summarize all the older posts (Pretty much the first paragraph, and repost it with a link to the new page in the new site (Read more type of thing)

And then I start emailing the guys that linked to me to change their links.

This approach does meen you have to basically do everyting twice (From an SEO point of view), but since you know the site will work, its worth doing it.

Ontop of this, once your site is not a blogspot site, it becomes easier to SEO it, so the traffic you get is generally higher than it would be on the blogger blog.

If I find that one of the failed blogspot url's might be usable for another related site, I keep it as is and forget about it until I have the time to work on the next idea.

If the site is completely useless, I delete it.

It might be a but hard for you do do this with your blog . because of all the posts, but it is well worth a try I think.


6:50 pm on May 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

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thanks for all replyes...
well my website already got PR5 and many SE visitors, incoming links so I'm affraid to move it from blogger

still I heard google image search need half a year to index pictures so myba it will index my website images?

maybe becuase it indexes every half a year or so (is that true) it didn't index non of new bloggers images (new photos1 folder everyone is using?)

what are your opinnions?


8:27 am on May 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

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As far as I understand blogger saves the images on another server and then hotlinks to the image from your site, so thet chances that the images will actually come up with your page in the frame is highly unlikely.

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