Optimize Web Images to Increase Traffic And Become a Seo Target

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Search for unique images

Visitors are easily enticed on a website with appropriate images, but unique ones will always get the edge.Just like for a fresh content, people are always looking for new  images.

Place your images above content

Correct positioning puts more value to your image which gives a greater visibility to the visitors.

Use appropriate image file size .

File Size forfaster loading of a web page is one of the most important factor that a web designer shouldconsider.The speed of the Internet connection may vary in every visitor especially coming from different countries and in most cases, visitors do not want to wait for the loading of the pages.If your type of website requires a lot of images, make sure that every image is reduced without sacrificing the image resolution.

Use high-quality resolution images

When you look at a webpage with an image, we usually look for clarity.Which means the visitors should see clearly what message it conveys and how it is related to the content.Provide a hyperlinked larger image version of the smaller one if necessary.

Filename of the image should be keyword SEO friendly

Whenever we searched an image from the Internet like in search engines such as Google and Bing, we never realized how these search engines were able to find those images.

To make it SEO friendly, assign specific filename from the SEO keywords on the title.If your image is coming from your own camera, it normally creates a default filename (example :DSC01227.jpg), make sure that you change the filename before uploading.

Another detail to consider is when creating two words on a filename, using a dash symbol “-“ will make your image more of a target instead of using underscore “_”.Search engines reads the dash symbol as space.

Use captions to your images

Search engines gets their results from tags, filenames, and captions to identify and properly index images.Captions are text that best describe the image in relation to the text or content.

 Recommended file formats for web SEO

The three most common image file formats for web are JPEG (Joint Photographic Expert Group), PNG (Portable Network Graphics), andGIF (Graphics Interchange Format).These image formats are widely compatible with recent browsers.But when it comes to image SEO, recommended formats in exact order : PNG, JPEG, then GIF.

The next time you put an image to your blog or website, it is advisable to focus not only on the appearance and placing of the images, but also how to make your images an SEO target.

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