I want to rank one of my images for a keyword in google image search results

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How can I do so? Should I build backlinks directly to the image address or to the page address where the image is uploaded?

I don't want to rank in organic text results, I just want my image to rank on the top of google image search results.
#google #image #keyword #rank #results #search
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  • Profile picture of the author Ged3
    You can put a name in your image.


    I have done this plenty of times to rank for the image.


    Another good way is to create a video and upload to Youtube as Google owns Youtube and videos rank very well, then select the image as your "thumbnail" (in your Youtube account) and the image will appear for your youtube video and if you rank it well, it will be on top of the search engines


    Hope this helps
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    • Profile picture of the author parthgalhotra
      I have watermarked my images with the site name.

      But still no rankings yet.
      I don't want youtube to rank for my image, I want my site to rank for it.

      Do building backlinks directly for the image link will help?
      what do you think?
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    • Profile picture of the author Mary Pienzi
      if the video is you talking. shoot it using Google Hangouts. Google loves that.
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  • Profile picture of the author DABK
    You want to rank organically for images. So, build links to the image, rename the image using the keyword, give it a url that uses some useful words/keywords, that kind of thing.

    Originally Posted by parthgalhotra View Post

    How can I do so? Shall I build backlinks directly to the image address or to the page address where the image is uploaded?

    I don't want to rank in organic results, I just want my image to rank on the top of google image search results.
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    • Profile picture of the author parthgalhotra
      Have you tried this for yourself and did it worked for you?
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      • Profile picture of the author DABK
        Yes, you can get your images to show up at the top of the row of images, and if Google shows a bunch of images in the general SERPs (you know, a row of images), you can get there too, just with the image optimization if there's not much competition. If there's competition, you need backlinks.

        Originally Posted by parthgalhotra View Post

        Have you tried this for yourself and did it worked for you?
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  • Profile picture of the author Arvind Kumar
    Add your targeted keyword in the alt+text section of the images.....try to use a low competitive keyword for ranking your images...and try to use a long tail keyword (LTK) for your image...LTK are ranked easily in search engine...!!
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  • Profile picture of the author mueblesfran
    Having appropiate file name, title, alt and descriprion tags when uploaded, should be enough to rank well. Better you optimize this file size before you upload it, try Photoshop or Tiny. Then put it on Pinterest, Flickr, Google+....
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  • Profile picture of the author seomental
    insert proper ALT tag and optimise your picture with keywords think it will help you
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Originally Posted by parthgalhotra View Post

    How can I do so? Should I build backlinks directly to the image address or to the page address where the image is uploaded?


    Yes, that's exactly how images are ranked. Make sure they're followed backlinks just the same as ranking a webpage.

    Nothing else will rank an image like followed backlinks from webpages with their own followed backlink profile/s.
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    • Profile picture of the author DABK
      Tommy, the image is content. If it's a good image, it's good content, no other content required.

      Originally Posted by Tommy91 View Post

      You have to build good content with the image that you need SEO. Then you SEO for posts on top of google, the image will top.

      You also remember the keyword needing SEO on the ATL tag of the image.

      Good luck.
      Simple and straightforward doesn't seem to cut it. I'm thinking that, after advice like yours, to have it taken seriously, one must add things like:

      check the domain age, make sure you get some bookmarking backlinks, post articles in article directories and create profiles and stick your link in nofollow forum posts because Google wants 30% of your backlinks to be nofollow.

      Go figure!

      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      Yes, that's exactly how images are ranked. Make sure they're followed backlinks just the same as ranking a webpage.

      Nothing else will rank an image like followed backlinks from webpages with their own followed backlink profile/s.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tommy91
    You have to build good content with the image that you need SEO. Then you SEO for posts on top of google, the image will top.

    You also remember the keyword needing SEO on the ATL tag of the image.

    Good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author adritapatil
    Rename the image with your target keyword. Do image submisssion. You will get result. Post that image on social media also.
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  • Profile picture of the author deeps
    Set your keyword in image name and alt tag and then share your image as much as possible.
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