It’s generally thought that having an image on each page of your site is a good thing, and Google agrees. In fact, they suggest that you put a unique image on every page.
You can read more about John’s thoughts over on this article at Search Engine Roundtable.
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Google’s John Mueller, as he often does, offered some solid advice during a recent Webmaster Central hangout. John’s main statement was:
“I think having a unique photo is definitely a good idea. Because if it’s the same photo that’s reused across a number of different articles, we’ll pick one of those articles for for image search to show as the landing page for that. So you’re kind of in the same group with everyone else if it’s the same photo. Whereas if it’s a different photo, then we we can show it separately in image search but that’s specific to image search.”
However, he also added “it’s not the case that if you have good images that they will make your site rank better in web search”.
Ultimately, this isn’t the kind of thing that will bring you to the stop of the search results, but it’ll create a better experience for your users and might bring in some traffic from Google image search, so it’s a solid piece of advice and something you should consider as you add more content to your site.