Friday, February 26, 2010

Optimize your blog images and code for search engines

This time, I 'm explaining about Image Search Optimization (ISO). It is the way to drive organic traffic from image search engines. If you observe HTML code of images, you will find "alt" attribute; other wise you can insert it to the code.  The "alt" attribute allows you to specify alternative text for the image.  If the image cannot be displayed for some reason, then the text of the "alt" attribute provides information about image.
HTML code of images
Alt content helps your pictures to index in image search results. Proper alt text and file-name makes it easier for image search projects like Google Image Search to better understand and search bots can easily crawl your images. Effect of alt text was showed in below image.
Image was not displayed to the user for some reason, but text was there.

Optimizing tips to be followed:
  • File names and alt text should be brief, short and descriptive. Don't give generic file names like "img.jpg", "pic1.gif", "1.jpg.  Avoid writing extremely lengthy file names and pasting entire sentences.
  • Use commonly supported file types like JPEG, GIF, PNG, and BMP formats.
  • Reduce your images size because images of low size can load fast. Use Image optimization tool to compress your image size without affecting image quality or use any photo-shop software.    


  1. i want a airtel 3g logo picture can i upload or copy picture for blog or any tricks ?

    if i can copy picture and paste on blog can i do this?

    1. you can directly right click on image, then use save image option. Otherwise take screenshot from internet source and edit it.


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