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Is it true that including attributions on your images can make your google ranking go down?


I read someone's comment on hubpages that by including attributions on your images, you are potentially hurting your chances with google's search engines. If the attribution is related to your subject, you are fine. But if not, it's does more harm than good. I thought all free images (istock, etc.) had to be attributed, and I also thought that the attribution only included information about the person who originally took the photo (not subject-related information). Anyone know anything about this? Couldn't find answers on hubpages. Thanks!

 

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Best Answer Brian Rock (brianrock) says

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    Casimiro 4 years ago

    I think you have it right. I don't see how attributions in and of themselves could hurt rankings. Of course, I also don't see how Google could actually tell (automatically) if a caption didn't match the photo. That pretty much requires a human eye.


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    Casimiro 4 years ago

    Careful. Editing someone else's photo and not giving attribution to the original is not cricket. Copyrights cover derivations, too.


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