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, publish it on a site with related content and add text describing the image:

  1. Image captions (alt, title).

  2. Surrounding text — the text located in direct proximity to the image on the page.

  3. Names of files and scripts, including transliterated and simplified word-for-word translations — these 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 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 with standard graphical formats (JPEG, GIF, and PNG). Background images and pictures shown using script are not indexed.

If you still have questions, ask the Support team