Images in Google Search Results

berndhartenbergerberndhartenberger GermanyRegistered Users Posts: 16 Big grins
edited March 17, 2020 in SmugMug Support

Hi everyone!

I just realized, that not even one of my public photos appears in Google search results. Before SmugMug I used Wordpress and all of my public images could be found. Now I try to understand, why Google does not like my images.

Example: https://www.berndhartenberger.com/Fotografien/Stadt/i-dk7CQc7

This photo is in my sitemap-file sitemap-galleryimages.xml.gz. Google obviously had no problem to read it. But according to Google Search Console all links in this file are "Excluded - Discovered – currently not indexed" (see also screenshot).

Is there something I can do (except of going back to a Wordpress)?

Many thanks for any advice.

Bernd

Bernd Hartenberger, Ansbach, Bavaria, Germany
Sony α7 II, Sony α7R II, Sony Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 55mm ƒ1,8 ZA, Sony FE 24-105mm ƒ4 G OSS, Laowa 12mm ƒ2,8 Zero-D
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC, Adobe Photoshop CC
www.berndhartenberger.com

Comments

  • Hikin' MikeHikin' Mike Walkin' like a Penguin! Atwater, CaRegistered Users Posts: 4,707 Major grins
    edited March 17, 2020

    If you type in 'site:berndhartenberger.com/` you can see what Google has indexed.

  • berndhartenbergerberndhartenberger GermanyRegistered Users Posts: 16 Big grins

    @Hikin' Mike : Thank you very much, Mike. That ist really strange. It shows me a lot of photos which I added two days ago to a new gallery. It also shows some of my "old" photos but only with the title of the corresponding gallery instead of the title of the photo. And the links of those photos in the search results lead to the gallery instead of the actual photo. :-(

    Bernd Hartenberger, Ansbach, Bavaria, Germany
    Sony α7 II, Sony α7R II, Sony Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 55mm ƒ1,8 ZA, Sony FE 24-105mm ƒ4 G OSS, Laowa 12mm ƒ2,8 Zero-D
    Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC, Adobe Photoshop CC
    www.berndhartenberger.com

  • jimhjimh MinneapolisRegistered Users Posts: 77 Big grins
    edited March 19, 2020

    I wrote a series of blog posts on my attempts to get my photos indexed. You might find my struggles interesting.
    https://jimhphoto.com/index.php/2019/11/28/smugmug-and-seo-crickets-chirping/

    Basically, Google apparently won't index your SmugMug photos unless you somehow make them popular via backlinks, traffic and domain authority. And even then, it seems Google doesn't like photo galleries. Google analyzes text on pages and ignores images because it can't determine what they contain or whether they have "value". And our photo pages are usually light on text.

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