Do you label your images right? + better SEO

Do you label your images right? + better SEO

Continuing with my blogger help series, I’m talking all about images today. Now for a long while I thought it was nothing more than uploading and inserting the photos into the post and that’s me done. But just wait a second! There are some steps you shouldn’t skip and will help you improve your blog post even more!

The right labeling of your images

  1. Upload your image with the right name. Don’t just leave it as DSC0123, give it a name that correlates with your post.
  2. Insert a Title for your image.
  3. Don’t forget the Alt Text.
  4. And write a Description of your picture.

After I told you what to do, I’ll tell you why it’s crucial you do it. Google doesn’t actually “see” your image. The only thing it sees is text. So you need to title and describe your images . This way Google knows exactly what the image is showing.

The Alt Text is especially important for your SEO. Google uses the Alt Text to determine what your post is about through the image. It helps to better understand Google what your post is about. If you wanna know more about optimizing your SEO click here.

Here you can see where you can label your images in WordPress.

As you can see it’s really easy and doesn’t take away a lot of your time. Just think of how it will improve you blog post even more! Yes at first, I had remind myself to do it, but now it’s a no-brainer. It becomes a habit and you just do it automatically.

Hope this was helpful for some of you out there. I was extremely thankful when I found a blog post explaining all about image labeling, so I thought I’d pass on my knowledge.

Have a lovely start to the weekend, xx

Lea - A Snippet of Life

Follow:

22 Comments

  1. February 24, 2017 / 6:26 pm

    Loved this post! I was actually not aware of this so I am going to go fix that in my posts! Thank you!♥

    • February 25, 2017 / 1:05 pm

      Thanks Danielle and I’m happy it was helpful!! xx

  2. February 24, 2017 / 8:42 pm

    Yes this is such a great tip to improve your SEO. At first SEO was a little confusing to me but I have learned more and more about it and this is one important tip that many people forget. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • February 25, 2017 / 1:07 pm

      You’re welcome and I totally get you. At the beginning I was so clueless and than I started to read up on SEO. Now I can say I know quite a bit about it. xx

  3. February 24, 2017 / 8:52 pm

    This is so helpful!
    I only added the title and thought I was such an SEO expert.
    Thank you for the tip!

    • February 25, 2017 / 1:08 pm

      You’re welcome and glad I could be of some help. xx

    • February 25, 2017 / 1:12 pm

      I try to label them as soon as I upload them so I won’t forget ;). xx

  4. Tereza
    February 25, 2017 / 2:14 pm

    I’m on Blogger but this is really useful – so many people don’t realise that images have such a huge power in organic search! Brilliant post! x

    • February 27, 2017 / 11:05 am

      Thanks ;). Blogging is so much more than just writing a post and hitting publish, isn’t it?! xx

  5. Olivia
    February 26, 2017 / 7:52 pm

    Wow! I never knew this, and I’m so new to the blogging world! Thanks for sharing these tips!!

    • February 27, 2017 / 11:06 am

      You’re welcome, love when I can help someone out. xx

    • March 4, 2017 / 8:22 am

      You’re welcome 😊. Glad it was helpful ! xx

  6. April 23, 2017 / 5:13 pm

    I’m going back to do this in all my old blog posts. Great advice!

    • April 28, 2017 / 1:21 pm

      I had to learn about it too, it was quite a bit of work at the beginning but now it comes so easy. xx

    • April 28, 2017 / 1:21 pm

      I second that. xx

  7. April 23, 2017 / 11:04 pm

    Great and helpful SEO tips! I pay attention to the Alt text as sometimes i forget to add the description.

    • April 28, 2017 / 1:24 pm

      I used to forget it too, but now I’m doing it automatically. xx

  8. Nita
    April 24, 2017 / 11:47 am

    This was really helpful, I was missing out on some..

    • April 28, 2017 / 1:25 pm

      Glad I could be of some help. xx

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *