How do I add an image to search?

Note. If you are the owner of a site, review the guidelines for images.

To get your image into search results, post it on a site with related content and add text describing the image:

  1. Image captions (alt, title).

  2. Surrounding text (i.e. text located in direct proximity to the image on the page).

  3. Names of files and scripts, including their transliterations and simplified word-for-word translations, are also important when searching.

Then wait until the robot indexes the image.

Yandex does not index very large images. If you want to place an original of a photograph, for example, it may not be included in the Yandex.Images search database. To guarantee that your photograph is included in search, make a smaller copy of the image with a link to the original.

Yandex only indexes images in standard graphical formats (JPEG, GIF, and PNG). Background images and pictures that expand using a script are not indexed.