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It's been a few months since publishing. I've lots of images, around 200 spread out over 40 pages. Almost all of them are in image galleries. All of them have descriptions, titles and alt. Not one can be found in an image search. The new site is being picked up slowly but not any images. The pages are indexed but the image galleries don't seem to be. Most of the product information is the picture and it's description so I'm concerned (a picture's worth...).
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I did a search for a couple of your alt-tags and in the organic results I got 2 pages of yours right at the top, but when I looked at the images section, virtually every result is from Pinterest. Can you tell me what search you used?
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I get the same. I search with alt tags, titles and keywords on google and yahoo. The site is showing up now but not the images. Over a few years people have been posting some of our site pictures on Pinterest. If there is a next time I'm going to make an effort and post pictures everywhere I can before I make a change like this.

Is it just time or is there something I can do for my site's images to be picked up? 3 months ago it wasn't uncommon for our sites images to take up the first 3 or 4 rows on a page in the image section for a keyword search. If I could find one image from the site I wouldn't be concerned.
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I am looking into it, but I am not sure that is an issue of the switch necessarily. Google rewards results in many ways, one of which is by total clicks. Very few sites get more clicks that Pinterest.
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Total clicks. 81 in the last 7 days. That's down from 800.
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So I guess nobody knows why Goolge is not putting any of the pictures from the image galleries on my website into the image search? My concern is the image gallery element. Should I not be concerned? I've a lot of galleries.
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I am still looking into this, but I see no reason that Google can't index these images.

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