Google, does PageRank flow through image links?

by Klaus on April 15, 2012

in Search Engine Optimization

This is the shortest Google Webmaster Tools video ever, so watching it is not going to waste much of your time… the question is: “Does PageRank flow through image links” – and the answer, is in the video:

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Glenn April 15, 2012 at 14:00

HI .This video is very informative so that all the webmasters can understand the PR flow concept. Thanks for sharing.


Nikolay April 15, 2012 at 14:50

Haha, Matt is so funny :). Of course it flows. How can people ask so easy questions? Also the anchor text is considered the alt attribute. Also it flows through 301 redirects as well. It does not flow through rel=nofollow links. Put do not worry about PR. Not only that, but even links are becoming more and more irrelevant. The future is in user behavior.
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Julie April 16, 2012 at 00:59

It mustn’t be a question, of course it flows! I mean, you have to use dofollow links, but it really works! And forget the nofollow ones…
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Tom April 16, 2012 at 09:50

For newbies, this is one great tidbit of information that they can use.
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Scott April 16, 2012 at 18:08

It’s actually pretty crappy that it does. If you host images on different domains (as per the google pagespeed tool suggestion), you end up with strange results.


James April 16, 2012 at 19:22

A link without a nofollow tag is still valid, whether it wraps a string of text or an image tag, of course it works !.


Ubaid Rehman April 18, 2012 at 05:27

Great I was also inspecting it from couple of week’s by posting some beautiful images on different picture blog’s and forum’s and yes It raise my Pr !
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Roger April 20, 2012 at 18:56

Köstlich, was auf solchen automatisch übersetzten Blogs wie hier steht – kompletter Quatsch 😀
Das Video ist trotz allem ganz gut, danke.
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clyde May 1, 2012 at 11:47

bwahahah. lolz. Thanks the shrotest and very informative video of all ahehe,.


George Lungu June 22, 2012 at 01:41

Very short but useful. Mark is the king of of the world. Doesn’t this man have too much power?
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Steve Langdon July 1, 2012 at 01:42

Good information for a newbie, but generally I’m sure it’s accepted image links do pass on value too. We have to be careful when setting image names, and alt text.


Aditya Nath Jha March 28, 2013 at 15:28

Matt Cutts : Let me troll webmasters and bloggers today!
Us : Ohh wow, another Matt Cutts video. Yippeee!!
Matt Cutts : Le video starts, clears his throat, le video ends!
Us : TROLLED 😀 😛
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