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I'm so glad you stopped by and hope you find this blog an interesting read. I've been blogging since April of 2006, currently the author of six public and two private blogs. In the beginning I knew absolutely nothing about blogging. Over the years through trial and error, frustration and elation, and a few tears I've learned a lot. However, the learning process when it comes to blogging continues to evolve. Here you will find a hodge podge of my blogging experiences, useful codes and how-tos, sprinkled liberally with my opinions. Enjoy!

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Naming Images for Use on Blogs

I came across an interesting article dealing with search engine optimization quite some time ago.  One point that was mentioned was the naming of images for use on blogs.  Digital cameras usually give a name for the image that reflects the number of the picture for ordering purposes.  For example P1180592.jpg is an image downloaded from my camera.  This name is useless for search engines.  It says nothing as to what the content of the picture is.  Someone looking for what the picture depicts is not going to search for that number they are going to search by the name of the content.  This photo is a picture of garlic and herb mashed potatoes.  When I edited the image, I named the image garlicherbmashed.jpg and added the alt="garlic and herb mashed potatoes".  Now if someone is doing an image search for garlic and herb mashed potatoes, my image will show in the results resulting in the potential of that reader clicking the image to read more about it.  Using descriptive names and alt tag  for images used on blogs will help generate more organic traffic.


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