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Links to Web Pages vs Images Are Different
We have the subject with links on anchor text versus images for many years but I do not know if we covered Google on them. John Mueller said on Twitter this morning that obviously an image link compared to a text link are “quite different.”
A link to a page content against a different image. Web links directly from Google for the images, image search really, even.
This does not seem to link, add the a href around the text compared to an image tag, but where you have to link the link with the content compared to a link to a picture.