images on google, yahoo ext

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Hello, My father has a really race 1941 dodge pickup i made a site and i really want to get people off of yahoo and google ext. to my site to look at the truck but when i search for my site it doens't come up eaither does it when i type in 41 dodge pickup...ext. i dont know why or how to get my pictures to show up in google, yahoo ext... please help contact me at if you can help me. Thanks
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Hi Joshua,

Have you done any work on your site that help it to be listed and ranked highly on search engines? If not, then this information will help you:

  1. We have a series of short SEO Tutorials which will bring you through the various aspects of planning, building and promoting your site with SEO in mind. Here is a link: SEO Tutorials.

  2. Verify your site with Google Webmaster and submit a sitemap: Google Webmaster Tutorial.

  3. Each time you make a change to your site, you can Tweet the changes to your Twitter account. This is a great way to encourage more traffic to your site. Here is a link: Tweet your new site or your recent changes.

  4. Watch a webinar on Introduction to SEO where we will bring you through the various ways to optimize your site in the Yola Site Builder. Here is a link:

  5. Analyze your site traffic and how your visitors behave while on your site with Google Analytics. Here is a link: Google Analytics Tutorial.

For specific information on adding tags to your images check out the tutorial called "Building your site with SEO in mind".

Search engine optimization is something that takes time and effort, and is not a quick process; it's something that you will want to work on before, during and after you publish your website. Take your time going through these resources; we hope you find them helpful.

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I don't have that much time available so I'll brief it up for you...

  • Add alternative text to your images
  • Publish your site
  • If google thinks your alternative text is relevant to a search, you'll be found - maybe!

This is of course if google indexes your site and images... to speed up the indexing process, submit a sitemap through google webmasters as Marije explained above.

I get found at least 10 times a week because of image search results which actually isn't that bad seeing how most people searching images are just looking for an image... not usually a site.

To add alternative text to your images....

  • If you insert them via image widget...
  • click on the properties tab in the sidebar in sitebuilder
  • Alternative Text is an option in there

  • If you insert them via text widget...
  • open the html and locate the image, usually identified with IMG
  • Also, the HTML should have an src tag, enter alt text just before src as so...

  • alt="alternative text" src
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hmm i tryed that didn't work... any other ideas?
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It can take some time for your site to be indexed by the search engines even if you feel you have done all you can in terms of search engine optimization.

The best thing to do right now is to continue to add fresh content to your site often, and continue to build backlinks. A great way to add fresh content to your site is with a blog. A blog makes it easy for you to quickly add new content to your site to update your site visitors who have subscribed to your blog, and the search engines like to see new content being added to a site as well. For more information on creating a blog, or adding one to your site, please click on this link to our tutorial: Blogging with Yola -

Here is a list of the other SEO resources Yola has available if you haven't had a chance to look at any of them:

Google Webmaster Tutorial -
Google Webmaster is a tool that assists you in managing Google's indexing of your site, and improving the traffic to your website. Here is a link to our tutorial which will step you through the process of verifying your site with Google Webmaster and submitting a sitemap:

SEO Tutorial 1: Introduction to the search engines -
An introduction to search engine optimization and how the search engines index and rank websites.

SEO Tutorial 2: Planning your site with SEO in mind -
All about keyword and keyword research, planning your site and choosing a good domain name.

SEO Tutorial 3: Building your site with SEO in mind -
Learn how to create search engine friendly website content as well as write title, description and keywords tags and give images alt attributes.

SEO Tutorial 4: Promoting your site -
Various tools for promoting your site such as Google Webmaster, submitting a sitemap, link building and blogging.

Introduction to SEO Webcast -
Learn all about what a search engine is and how it does its job, what is pleasing to search engines and Internet users, keyword research and incorporating keywords into your pages, link building, and more!

I hope this information is helpful to you. Search engine optimization is not a quick process and takes lots of work over a period of time. Please let us know how things go for you!
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yea joshua, it takes time... you can't just "try" it and expect to show up in google. Also, you might never ever find your truck in google's images but that doesn't mean others will. I will often get found by a search result whether images or not, and I'll go to the EXACT page in search results that I was found in to see where my link's at and it won't be there. Google changes constantly that you may never find your images or your site by searching keywords in google, but that doesn't mean someone else won't. And like I said, it takes time. You have to do what I suggested above, then wait 3 days to 3 months.