Even though I'm a seasoned blogger, I'm always learning new things on my blogging journey.
Last week, I joined a Blogspot support group that helps other bloggers currently using Blogspot platform.
One of the members gave some great information about photos and SEO. Google is unable to know what your pictures are unless you give it a title.
Below are some tips and tricks I learned to better master your photos with SEO.
1. Always Name Your Photos- This one should be a no brainier. How would Google bots know what your photos are if you don't give them a name? Camera's gives identifications names like "IMG-389" and camera phone photos names are usually "Untitled" and you must rename each picture you take. Make sure names are SEO Friendly. This comes especially important when using Pinterest because when you're pinning photos your photo's names are automatically added.
2. Add Hyphens Between Each Words in Photo Titles- Now this is a new one for me. I heard when you use hypens, for example (SEO-Friendly-Pictures-Titles) each word counts as several different meta tags. If you do not include the hyphens then your photo title is just one meta tag. So if someone searches "SEO Photos", "Picture Titles", or "SEO Friendly, there are many more options and greater chance for your pictures to rank on search engines for different keywords.
3. ALT Tags/Title- This is another important SEO for photos. Make sure to add a SEO friendly title for both Alt Tags and Title. I like to use the same title for both Atl Tags and Title, for example, (SEO for Photos #SEO #Photos) Did you notice the hashtags? Hashtags helps your photos be easily found when someone is searching using a hashtag matching yours. Remember to not use more than 2 hashtags or Google will consider it as spam. Tip for Blogspot user- Right click on the loaded photo, then click properties, and then add your ALT Tags/Title.
Do you have any tips or tricks for name your photos?
I'm Louida from Atlanta, Georgia and I'm a mother of two daughters, blogger, and full time working mom at a Business Consulting Firm.
I love helping others learn how to start working from home on the internet free to supplement their current income.
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