A person is not perfect without cloths and cloths add a better look to person, similar to this a blog post is not perfect without image. You need to add at least one image in your post and that image should be your post’s main image. The image should be in starting of the post and related with your post topic, it is the easy way to tell your readers that what info they will get through this post.
8 TIPS TO OPTIMIZE BLOG POST IMAGES
You have seen many times in my SEO post that I always tell my readers to find keywords, so why I say that thing? Keyword is the post important thing that you should use during your blogging. You can’t think that how much traffic you can drive to your blog or website and the condition is to use perfect keywords. Don’t waste your time and start researching on keyword marketing and use perfect keywords in your post.
USE UNIQUE IMAGES
Mostly people use existing images in their post, I just want to tell that try to use make and use Unique images, there is no condition to make Unique image, if you have a little bit knowledge about photoshop, so thats good. Just find 2 – 3 images on google related with your topic then open photoshop and merge and edit that three images and make a new one. Mostly I use this tip for my blog post images 🙂
GIVE YOUR IMAGE A PERFECT NAME
This is how to optimize your Image before uploading it to your blog, It is a easy process which can be possible through your image name. Don’t give your image simple and long name it will make google to read your image name late than others.
- Don’t use more than 3 words in your images.
- Avoid using special characters like “# , $ , % , & , – , _ etc” in your image name.
- Use some expensive keywords in your post image name.
USE PERFECT IMAGE DIMENSIONS
Don’t set your image dimension to large. I saw many people that make large dimension images and then resize them after uploading to their blog via html attributes. Large Dimension images have a large size and it will load late than other images and its also affect your blog loading time. So, make your image dimension perfect that you will no need to resize it after adding in blog.
SMALL SIZE IMAGE
Image size is also an important thing, Make your image size small. The image size should be in between 20KB to 100KB. It will help your server to load your images quickly and its also improve your blog loading time.
People who have great knowledge of Photoshop and graphics can better understand that which format they should for their blog images. But for beginners I just wanna tell them that don’t use different types of formats, Only use jpg, png or gif. These three image sizes will also help you to decrease your image size.
ALT (ALTERNATE) TEXT
ALT tag is basically use to add alternate text to your images that will help search engines to index your images easily. Every Blogger who have knowledge about SEO use ALT tag in their post’s images. Use keywords in your ALT tag and don’t use too much words just use 2 – 4 words in your alternate text. You can add the alternate text by going to image properties or by adding ALT attribute in your image HTML tag.
<img src=”Your Image Link” alt=”Your Alternate Text” title=”Your Image Title” />
Caption does not use for optimization, you can use it to help your readers to better understand your topic. You can also add links to your caption and don’t forget to Use Keywords in your caption 🙂