Filed Under (SEO Quicktips) by Mani Karthik on 21-07-2008

Here’s another of the "Quick SEO Tips" series. Ten things to keep in mind while posting images on blogs.

Include the keyword in your image name.

Ex:- Instead of "DSC1234.jpg" it’s better to name it as "Make-money-online.jpg"

Never use characters/spaces in filenames as they will be encoded. Ex: - Instead of "DSC%20123cat.jpg" it’s better to name it "DSC-123cat.jpg"

Use the ALT tags

ALT tags are recommended, though their usage is debated. Let’s put it this way. It may not give you a good push in the SERPS, but definitely, you don’t want to lose an opportunity.

Use the "Title" attributes

Title attributes are a great way to add meaningful information about the images. Use it. Ex:- Title="Yellow cat sitting on the wall." P.S - Don’t forget the image search traffic.

Place the image within ample text

So that, engines can crawl the text and make out what the image is about, if at all the ALT tags, filenames and TITLE attributes aren’t available.

Do not use the same ALT tags for two or more images on the same page

Do not use the same TITLE attributes

..for two or more images on the same page/site. It appears artificial.

If possible, place the image amidst the textual content

Cleverly embedded in it and not before or after it.

Name the folders with your keyword variants in place

Ex: – Instead of wp-content/uploads/DSC00123.jpg try placing it in keyword1/variant/filename.jpg

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  2. Putting the images in aptly named folders will also help. For example…
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  3. Mani, though it might be obvious. Many of us new to blogger tend to use image hosting sites instead.

    So how about adding, host image in your own server? or else image search traffic might go to image hosting site.

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  5. This is most helpful as I have a lot of images in my posts in my blog.

    Thanks for sharing this.

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