Google has additionally up to date the picture search engine marketing greatest practices doc to make clear that Google will parses img parts even once they’re enclosed in different parts akin to image parts when indexing pictures.
Beforehand, the road learn, “Google parses the HTML of your pages to index pictures, however would not index CSS pictures.”
Now, the road reads, “Utilizing semantic HTML markup helps crawlers discover and course of pictures. Google parses the HTML img parts (even once they’re enclosed in different parts akin to image parts) in your pages to index pictures, however would not index CSS pictures.”
Right here is the earlier than and after screenshots (earlier than on proper, after on left):
On one other word, Google additionally up to date the alt textual content and filenames within the examples to be extra descriptive.
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