Google and Ranking Image Sites

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How difficult is it to rank a site that is 90% images and 10% text content? Any tips or extra steps needed to make first page? Does Google frown upon a site composed of mostly images?
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Image sites/pages aren't really any different than other web pages when ranking in the SERPs.

    The most important on-page SEO tip is look at your Google Cache (text version), what you see on that text cache is what Google is looking at, everything else is fluff (javascript, etc...).
    • Keyword in page <title> where image is shown.
    • Image surrounded by plain text keywords (example below).
    • Links point to image, again, surround links pointing to image with plain text keywords.
    • Create an image xml sitemap & submit to Google Webmaster Tools to help draw attention to your images.
    • Use keywords in the Image alt text.
    • Image caption (plain text).

    Example:

    <h2>Low Cost Auto Insurance</h2>
    *** Insurance image here ***
    <p>Contact us for a free auto insurance quote.</p>
    Don't forget to watermark your images.
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  • Nice tip by Yukon so far

    but i will suggest you to optimize it for images.google.com as well also as images.google.com will also give you so many users direct to your web and it will be more potential as you have image site so do proper use of title and alt tag also ..
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  • Profile picture of the author MarkKapoor
    Yukon suggested some great points, Caption is really important now a days.
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    • Profile picture of the author Wickaman
      Sounds good. Each page would have dozens of images on it, so I was a little worried. Thanks for the answer.
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  • Profile picture of the author bermuda
    Try to bulk up your web pages a little bit. Do not leave your pages with only pictures, find some empty blank space and write a few text lines about each image, provide users as well as search engines with readable, indexable data.
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