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Prevent indexing images <img>

From: <contact@aurelienlheureux.com>
Date: Mon, 09 Mar 2015 17:16:19 +0100
To: public-html-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <2c5dd35e774012184a619ede7930ae26@aurelienlheureux.com>


Have you encountered this problem, you know, when you have no choice but
to use an img tag instead of a type block tag with a css
background-image in an html page, and these images which used for style
are found indexed?

I found myself many times in this situation during creation and
integration of branding site, where the css background-image or
javascript could not help me, and where i had to use an img tag... [see
all my description here [1]]

These are the images that construct the graphic but in no way serve the
SEO content and have no particular meaning with it. However, the image
search pages on the search engines find themselves "polluted" by them,
rather than proposing relevant content.

I wonder me if an attribute noindex = "noindex" like robots meta tag
could solve the problem. This could check the flow of indexed images.

< img src = "./images/character.jpg" noindex = "noindex" alt = "A
character used for the style but uninteresting from an SEO point of
view" />

What do you think about ?



[1] https://www.w3.org/community/html5spec/2015/01/22/107/
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