Google: No SEO Benefit To Having Images On Your Own Domain Name

Mar 6, 2019 • 8:47 am | comments (15) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

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Google's John Mueller said again that there is no specific SEO benefit for hosting your images on your own domain name. You can host them on your domain name or host them on another domain name, it shouldn't impact how well that image ranks.

But John does say you may want to host it on your domain name so you have more control if you switch CDNs in the future.

Here is John's tweet:

Rand Fishkin posted on Twitter shortly after that he heard otherwise:

Glenn Gabe said no, it works fine either way:

We here host images on S3 and use the amazon URL, not our own domain name. When we first started using S3, they didn't have using your own domain as an option. I should probably switch it so that if I ever do move to another CDN that I can easily manage that switch but for now, I believe our images rank well.

As long as the landing page URL is your domain name, you should be fine.

Forum discussion at Twitter.

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