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SEO issue with srcset #274

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TxHawks opened this Issue Jun 24, 2014 · 2 comments

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TxHawks commented Jun 24, 2014

I ran a small test and it seems that, as of now, Google still does not index images through the srcset, despite native support in chrome.

I tested by doing an image search for site:http://ofanother.com

ofanother.com uses picturefill 2 to serve its images, and the image search returns only a single result, of an animated gif, which was served using src.

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placenamehere commented Jun 24, 2014

Just checked our implementation here (using the smallest size in img src attribute - taking the double download hit for bomb proofing) it does look like the URL for the item in src (and 1x srcset) is what is indexed in this case (that JPG url did not appear pre-pciture implementation):

[in the end, a data point that it isn't indexing a larger / differently targeted image from source / srcset]

https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=site:http:%2F%2Ftheline.com+letter&tbm=isch&ei=tqipU5eUKLOqsATc9IHgDQ#facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=Y6wpqB_Dsy3n6M%253A%3BAgFi7Wqv2IjTyM%3Bhttps%253A%252F%252Fdvic4s0y3qk6b.cloudfront.net%252Ftheline%252F2014%252F05%252F20%252Fgrid_smallhook_0100.jpg%3Bhttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.theline.com%252Fshop%252Fproduct%252Fmedium_hook_polished_brass%3B473%3B315

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scottjehl commented Jul 1, 2014

As far as I can tell, this is more of a complaint regarding Google's spidering engine, or early picture element usage, than a picturefill bug, so I'm going to close it out. thanks!

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