Image Sitemap Explained

How to create and use Image Sitemaps

Through Google Image Sitemaps, Google receives metadata regarding the images contained on a website. Visitors can do an image search on Google. Using Google image extensions in Sitemaps provides the search engine with additional information regarding the images on the website. This can help Google discover images it may not find through crawling, such as those accessed via JavaScript forms.

To provide Google with information regarding images on the website, the site owner must add relevant details to the standard Sitemap. This includes the type of image, subject matter, caption, title, geographic location, and license. The process enables site owners to identify which images on each page are most important.

NOTE:

Sitemap Generator script will include unique images URLs in sitemap to avoid duplicating repeating images for all pages. Images sitemap is stored in a separate xml file.

An example of Images sitemap file on our site: sitemap_images.xml

You can find more details on google webmaster tools help pages.

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