The Best Website Design in Mays Landing New Jersey
Often optimizing images for search is an afterthought. From years as the best website design in Mays Landing New Jersey I can tell you your image SEO is very important. Google image search is usually the second search tab next to web and often people flip over to the images tab. Google will also put a box of images in the SERP when it is applicable. Even if you are having a hard time reaching the first page for a certain keyword, if you optimize your images for that keyword you can still show up on the first page with an image. (If your images aren’t SEO friendly that could be a part of the reason your site isn’t ranking as high as you would like). Here are a few example screenshots of my photography business image results with a few different searches targeting OC NJ.
How to use ALT tags to optimize your images.
Preparing your SEO for images is very easy. I think most people just don’t realize how to do it. When you upload a image to wordpress, change the title to something relevant. You do not want to use img001.jpg or something like that. for the photos above my titles are something along the lines of “familyportraits.jpg” or familybeachphotographer.jpg”. On WordPress just write in the title box a relevant title, it does NOT have to be your exact keyword. Next, go to the ‘ALT tag’ box. This is the box where you put your exact keyword. Google looks at your alt tags to determine what the photo is. After you have published your post, share your photos on Twitter and on Pinterest a few times. See if you can get some engagement. Thats the basics of how to rank images, easy peasy.
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If your site is not designed well and does not have good SEO, doing the above steps with your images will not have great results. You need to have a well designed wordpress site that is SEO friendly to begin with.
Township of Hamilton
6101 Thirteenth Street
Mays Landing, NJ 08330