Images Don't Help You Rank on Google

Although the images that you use on your web pages can tell a story as much as the words do, they don't help with your Google rankings.

This has been confirmed by Google's John Mu:

I understand that nobody likes looking at blog posts and feeling like they’re reading an essay.

I also appreciate that a picture paints a thousand words.

Images can also help social sharing and cut through any language barriers, so I appreciate their importance.

However, you don't need them to rank on Google.


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This article was written by Gaz Hall, a UK based SEO Consultant on 4th May 2021.

Gaz has 20 years experience working on SEO projects large and small, locally and globally across a range of sectors.

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