Google Sitemaps Now Accepting Images

Apr 8, 2010 • 8:28 am | comments (1) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

Sitemaps has truly been a basic SEO step for many large or even medium sized web sites. Google Image search has been a strong driver of traffic to many sites, but sometimes it is hard for webmasters to get their images indexed. Google announced support for images in Sitemaps.

Here is an example:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
  <urlset xmlns=""

With this you can specify image, location, caption, geolocation, title and license. For more details, see this document.

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04/08/2010 12:47 pm

would like to see other objects as well. should be good to for gallery archives and such. also priority will work as in normal HTML files i believe.

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