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How Do Backlinks To Images Work?

DeeeeeeeeDeeeeeeee the Americas
edited December 2020 in Other / Off Topic
Let's say I have an image, and it's in the same directory as a certain index file in the URL. (e.g.)
ht tps://
ht tps://

Does that image, and its backlinks,  then count as any weight toward that page that it's closest to in the same directory? Does the image need to be displayed on that same page for this to be the case, or is merely having such a backlinked photo in the same dir as the index file work to improve rank of the page corresponding to that index file? Or neither?!


  • SvenSven
    I don't think thats the case. Isn't google suggesting to use one static domain for such cacheable / static items (static.<>)`So I would say it has no influence.
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  • DeeeeeeeeDeeeeeeee the Americas
    edited December 2020
    Hmm...OK...It seems more semantically sensible to keep different sorts of images in different DIRs, tho. Especially with a lot of files. 

    For the site (sub-part, anyway) I've re-done, I'll put all the images in one folder, as there aren't 80 billion img files anyway and they're all similar.
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