How to fix image next to google search result
Trying to figure out how to fix this image that shows next to search result.
I asked my dev why it's using the wrong one, but he's not a whole lot familiar with SEO and just said that it should be using a different one
https://thetradehub.net/img/man1.png so I'm curious how Google chose this image...
It's just a default image we use for our users dashboards..
No guideline has been provided by Google so far which can help us get desired thumbnail image to appear in SERPs. The image fetching from Google depends on the matching of search query or intent with the best fit image available on the result page.
We can make best out of it by applying image SEO. The image file name, proper alt and title attribute of the image tag, and text appearing on the image can be the deciding factors of the thumbnail appearing in the SERPs.
@binayjha I came across this today actually https://support.google.com/programmable-search/answer/1626955?hl=en
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@Nora%20Smith%2022 Not sure what that is supposed to help with, only shows page & domain authority...
Google has not provided any guidelines related to the thumbnail image. There is an option to set a default featured image for social media by putting its URL in og tags. In search results, Google fetches images by itself. For image optimization, we can follow these SEO practices: fix images alt tags and images description, put relevant image file names, and more to increase the chances for images to come in SERP.
Hi Rich, If you have a WordPress website, then there comes a plugin that automatically fixes the alt tags for images. I will suggest you; put the image alt tags at the same time when you make a post on a website. Google usually reads images with alt tags and relevant descriptions. As per my knowledge, Twitter card meta tags help you only to automatically pick up the image when you make any tweet related to your site, not in the case of Google.