Image Optimization for SEO?

Dopani

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I'm newbie on SEO and I am owning a website that having more images on it.

Just want to know some ways to optimize for my images and improve on search ranking, of course I hope it will bring more traffic through images search on google

any tips?
 

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Hello Dopani, you may not realize how much you can increase traffic to your page with the optimization of the images that you use in the page. For example if you see Google has special search with Google images.

Fortunately it's easy than you think to optimize your images within your site to work in Image SEO Optimization as it is wide known.

Alt Text
When you see a picture with a watch directly you can understand in what state the image and by extension article that includes the image.
The problem is that this cannot be directly identified by the search engine spiders. However, there is a way to help search engines to understand the topic of our image. Call it Alt text (Alternative Text)

What is the Alt text?
Very quick but comprehensive answer is html command that makes the search engines to understand the subject of the image we use in some text. And written alt = "and here is alt text".

File Size
All most know that the loading speed of the site is a determining factor in SEO. And one of the reasons that lingers a site loads are very heavy images used. We can have very good quality pictures but with the right amount needed for the internet.

There are online tools to help us to shrink this partition the weight of an image but to keep the quality of. Two of them are Picnik and Image Optimizer is free, of course.

Good is when we use an image in 2 different sizes to make sure to bring a picture that size would be nearby and in 2 sizes that we want. This why? Because when the browser does this to changing i.e. picture size have a long delay in the loading of the page.

File Name
A third step and very basic is the name of the file (image) i.e. "picture_name.jpg" And here you should include a proper name that betrays the image content. It is good after talking about on page SEO in the name to include the keyword that we work our article. For example: seo-forum .jpg is very correct name if our article talks about seo forum. Among the words we put the symbol "–" because the machines do not have the sense to divide words.

Captions
Image caption has no direct relationship with the on page seo but with the Bounce rate of a page. The caption to an image works as a title we can to keep the reader with the very clever caption after after first glance that goes on the image immediately after the eye go in the caption, and then decided to move to reading the article.

These are some my simple tips about how to optimize images for SEO and improve your traffic with search engines like googles, bing..etc. Hope it helps!
 

gotgmovie2014

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Although images don't play that much role in SEO but you can optimize them to play a part in seo.

this time it is important to put your keyword as Alt tags for your images and the category for your image in the title for your image.

This way if your website will rank higher on google results the images on your page will also rank on google image.

also give caption to your each image if the image has some kind of description with it.
 

ketul

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Really nice information share by alex. It is very informative. My site have not many images, but i use image "alt" tag on existing images.
 

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Best way of Optimize an Image are:

*. ALT tag in the image

*. Long Description for the image.

*. Proper Title for image

*. SEO Friendly Url of Image, use Keyword in the URL.

*. Size of Image (Less size is SEO friendly)

*. Make anchor Text Backlinks For Your Image URL.

*. Location: If your images are about a particular location, then you can also add the location name in the ALT tag, title or description of the image. This thing is also helpful in good image optimization.
 

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Even though images don't perform that much role in SEO but you can optimise them to play a part in seo.

this time it is vital to put your key phrase as Alt tags for your images plus the category for your photograph in the title to your image.

This way when your website will better search engine positions on google results the photographs on your page will even rank on google picture.

also give caption to your each impression if the image has its own kind of description with it.
 

sweetsdailyupdates

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Yes you can do image optimization by using some techniques like adding alt tag, title tag, reduce size so image can load properly in minimum time.

Alt tag tells google about image. If you have added alt tag in image so whenever user search keyword in google which you have named your image so google will show that image in result.
And some time because of slow net problem google will not show you image so you can take ideas of image by their name. So alt tag is very useful.
<img src="" alt="Smiley face">
 

hrishivardhan

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Most thing you can do is using Alter tag for each and every Image. you can also give them proper naming. And if possible also try to give Captions to your Images.

you can also do a thing like use only SEO friendly file extension so it is easy for crawler to crawl your Images and try to use same extension of file for your whole site if possible.
 
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