Tip: Block images from appearing in a Google Images search.

You can prevent your personal images from appearing in Google's image search results.

Google Search docs basically has a page on preventing your images from appearing in their image results.

Essentially, image uses a separate crawling bot, and you block the image URLs used in your robots.txt file.

User-agent: Googlebot-Image
Disallow: /images/hank-the-dog.jpg

I thought this was pretty cool and worth sharing. You could do this for your personal images on your own site! That’s a solid use case.


Comment via email.