Hello, everybody! I hope you're having a nice week. I am sorry for having been a bit MIA the last week. I have had a really bad cold, but I'm feeling noticeably better today, thank goodness.
Lately, I've been focusing on my images and I've found that photo optimization is one of the most important things of blog rank on search engines.
Have you ever wondered why is it that when I do a Google image search my photographs never show up?
So today I thought I'd share some information that will hopefully increase your blog traffic. Optimizing the images used in your blog's can make a huge difference to a blog being found in the search engines.
We all know that search engines do not see images. So in order to help Google bots "see" your photo, you need to add an "alt" tag to each picture. Alt tag plays a wonderful role because search engine cannot read the picture but it can read the text you read as the "alt" tag.
TUTORIAL: How to add an "alt" tag to images:
First, upload your image. Let's use this picture above as an example...
This is where you'll add your alt tag. It will look like this:
< img alt = "image description text" border ="0"
Take a look at the actual code: < img alt="living room with white marble fireplace" border= " 0 "
Remember, Google bots not only crawl the text on my blog, but they also search for keywords within my image (file). I'm personally getting benefits from photo optimization as I give alt tags to my images.
If you're not using alt tags on your pictures, you're more than likely missing out on potential visitors. Well-optimized images can generate a lot of traffic to a blog/site. Not everyone is aware of it though. We need to spread the word! Now more people will be able to find our blog's YEAH!!
I hope you'll find this little tutorial helpful.
Hope you have a wonderfully creative weekend! xx
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