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Images only indexed as thumbnails by search engines

Summary by MarkAHershberger

See task T54647 where this problem is discussed.

Mijns (talkcontribs)


Untill 12 months (or so) ago our wikis, like http://middelburgdronk.nl/ were indexed just fine by Google and other search engines. Especially the indexing of the historical pictures worked very good. But then suddenly something changed and I just can't figure out what. All (20K) images are still indexed, but only the thumbnails. E.g: https://www.google.nl/search?q=Ringrijders+op+de+Markt+in+Middelburg,+juli+1963.+Op+de+achtergrond+het+gebouw+van+soci%C3%ABteit+De+Vergenoeging.&safe=off&es_sm=93&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAWoVChMI9vTK8YHNxwIVyD7bCh1k5win&biw=1600&bih=731#imgrc=xvkTH9qMLPIimM%3A, while we would like Google c.s. to find this: http://middelburgdronk.nl/wiki/Bestand:Ringrijders_Markt_Middelburg_juli_1963.PNG

I'm not the technical admin, but still: the main content manager. Does anyone here knows what prevents the crawlers from indexing the uploaded images themselves? Thanks in advance! (talkcontribs)
Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)

This may be a problem of how google rank those full-sized images because being 2-click-away from where are they used. See task T54647 where this problem is discussed.

Mijns (talkcontribs)