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6:16 pm on Mar 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Hi,

I'm trying to identify the cause of a google penalty and was wondering if you guys think this is keyword stuffing.
I have always been careful not to stuff and read a lot about keywords and from what I read this looks ok to me, and the articles i read suggested that this is how it should be done.

I am querying the title and alt tag setup I have in place, can you let me know if you think it is stuffing.

I have a picture website, it has a picture which is a link and under that a text link so...

Picture
Text

so the code looks like this

<a href="/folder/gallery_name" title="Gallery Name">
<img src="/cache/thumbnails/imagename.jpg" title="Gallery Name" alt="Gallery Name"></a>
<br>
<h2><a href="/folder/gallery_name" title="Gallery Name">Gallery Name</a></h2>


the gallery name is unique to each gallery e.g. the gallery might be called, Beautiful Beach at Sunset, so the code would be:

<a href="/folder/Beautiful_Beach_at_Sunset" title="Beautiful Beach at Sunset">
<img src="/cache/thumbnails/imagename.jpg" title="Beautiful Beach at Sunset" alt="Beautiful Beach at Sunset"></a>
<br>
<h2><a href="/folder/Beautiful_Beach_at_Sunset" title="Beautiful Beach at Sunset">Beautiful Beach at Sunset</a></h2>

there might be 30 pictures in a gallery of the beach at sunset so this code would be on the page 30 times for each picture.

the last thing I want is to be accidentally keyword stuffing. I use both title and alt tags on images and I use title tag on all links as from what I have read this is correct?

Any advice appreciated :)
8:17 pm on Mar 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

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That's precisely how I do it however:

there might be 30 pictures in a gallery of the beach at sunset so this code would be on the page 30 times for each picture.


I assume each of the 30 pictures will have it's own unique name and description?
10:23 am on Mar 8, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I assume each of the 30 pictures will have it's own unique name and description?


on the actuall gallery page itself, when there are about 15 pictures of the "beach at Sunset" all of the pictures have the same alt and title tag.

Is that bad, what should i have for them?

I can not make them unique as i have over 2 million images. would it be better to put something generic for the alt and title tags instead of the current setup?

thanks
10:49 am on Mar 8, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Considering you'll only rank one image highly in Google image search the other 14 are of no ranking value, unless their filename keywords and alt text are different.
2:43 pm on Mar 8, 2011 (gmt 0)

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^^^^^ I agree with Sgt_Kickaxe, they may rank somewhere but one will be better than all the others.

Is that bad, what should i have for them?


Your best hope is that the "beach at Sunset" image which ranks the highest is your best one thus dragging in visitors.

With 2 million images you do have a slight problem though but how many galleries will you have, 70,000?

If so and if they're all good images I'm guessing that Google actually may like them since you will have done a huge amount of their work rather than them having to work out precisely what is there.