Articles in The 'alt-tags' Tag

September 18 2008

Naming Conventions of Images for SEO

by Shawn Escott

When it comes to SEO, it is most important for users to find what they are looking for quickly and accurately. That’s pretty much a no-brainer if you’ve been using the internet for a while. But who really thinks about labeling their images for SEO? With all major browsers having a capability to search for images, it is now very important to name your images in a way that will be easy to index and find via any search.

If I was searching for a Dog Jumping, it wouldn’t be wise to name an image something like: img_4484427.jpg.   On the other hand, if the file name was Dog_Jumping.jpg, then I would be much more likely to find it through a search.

Alt tags are another way to add extra oomph to your images. Adding some simple code such as: alt=”Dog Jumping”, might be enough to differentiate you from your competition. It’s all about making relevant content and images more accessible to end users.

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