3 Tips To Make Images SEO Friendly On Blogger

I sat down last night to find out why Wordpress blogs have better search engine rankings when compared to the Google's Blogger. The answer which I found was that Wordpress blogs are highly SEO optimized (especially those run on Thesis Theme), meaning that the plugins on WP make it flexible for the user to optimize his/her blog more compatible with the search engine algorithms. Whereas, this is not the case with blogger.
This post basically deals with one simple trick that will make our blogger/blogspot blogs more search engine friendly. I have sufficiently talked about title tags and meta tags in my previous posts. So, I have discussed only about optimizing our images in this post. Follow these simple steps every time you post an image on your blog and I'm sure your blog will rank better than it did before. Moreover, you will drive traffic through your images by doing this.

Once you upload an image using the post editor, click on the HTML mode. You will find a code something like the one shown below. Its now time to optimize this code for better SEO. 
<a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_So-xppeH7x0/TNbfFpWlWFI/AAAAAAAAAj4/tzl_ZYIuES4/s1600/CSSEditLogo.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="200" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_So-xppeH7x0/TNbfFpWlWFI/AAAAAAAAAj4/tzl_ZYIuES4/s200/CSSEditLogo.png" width="200" /></a>
1. ADD THE TITLE TAG
CSSEditLogoTitle tags basically display the text when the mouse is hovered over the image. So, how do I add this tag to my image? It is very simple. Just add the following piece of code and insert the text that best describes the post. For example, I want the message "CSS Tutorials" to get displayed when I hover my mouse over the image on the right. To do this, I should modify/add the code as follows.
<a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_So-xppeH7x0/TNbfFpWlWFI/AAAAAAAAAj4/tzl_ZYIuES4/s1600/CSSEditLogo.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img title="CSS Tutorials" border="0" height="200" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_So-xppeH7x0/TNbfFpWlWFI/AAAAAAAAAj4/tzl_ZYIuES4/s200/CSSEditLogo.png" width="200" /></a>
2. ADD THE ALT TAG
The alt (alternate) tags are basically those text which appear instead of the image, that is, when the images do not upload faster either due to a slow connection or host problems, these text will be replaced in place of the image. So, it is very vital that every image on your blog has an alt tag. To add this, add the text highlighted in green. For example, my alternate text for the picture above would "CSSEditLogo" and I have highlighted the same in the code below.
<a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_So-xppeH7x0/TNbfFpWlWFI/AAAAAAAAAj4/tzl_ZYIuES4/s1600/CSSEditLogo.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img title="CSS Tutorials" alt="CSSEditLogo" border="0" height="200" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_So-xppeH7x0/TNbfFpWlWFI/AAAAAAAAAj4/tzl_ZYIuES4/s200/CSSEditLogo.png" width="200" /></a>
3. PROPER IMAGE NAME
The most important factor regarding the SEO would be a proper name to the image. Make sure you include the keywords when you name your image and let it be relevant to the image. It is very important that you avoid spaces because these are generally replaced by %20 and will have no value when it comes to SEO. So, the general idea would be to use '-' or '+' sign for blank spaces.
Example: Instead of CSS Edit Logo, it is better to use CSS+Edit+Logo or CSS-Edit-Logo as your image name. You can completely avoid this confusion by using Yahoo! Smush.it™.
I suggest you to use Yahoo! Smush.it™ before you upload your images to Picasa because it speeds up your blog by decreasing the size of your image. You might read the following article to know more about the various tools to speed up your blog : Speed Up Your Blog - Tips And Tools. It is important to note that even though your image size is reduced, your image quality will still be retained.

I hope these tips would be handy for newbies to optimize their blog SEO. I'm sure if you practice this on a regular basis, your blog will rank much better on Google and various other search engines. So, if you have more tips, please share it with us via comments or you may write a guest post for us. For more details about guest posting, visit the following link -  Write For Us.

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andrelle said on January 22, 2011 at 8:29 AM :

wow i didn't know images could be optimized for SEO. Thanks allot I'll try these.

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Ander said on January 22, 2011 at 6:59 PM :

Very useful post :)


Thanks for sharing.

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Mukund said on January 22, 2011 at 7:49 PM :

@andrelle: Yeah!! Images can also be optimized. Good you found the info here!! Hope you enjoy the other articles on my blog as well!!! Thanks for the comment!!!

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Mukund said on January 22, 2011 at 7:50 PM :

@Ander: Thanks for the comment! Enjoy the other articles too!!!

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Online SEO said on January 23, 2011 at 7:48 PM :

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Tableau Pop Art said on January 24, 2011 at 2:10 PM :

I've several about your blog regarding blogging tips. And that was true as I visit your blog I was feed up with really great tips and information I could apply to my blog. Thanks a lot Mukund...

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Mukund said on January 24, 2011 at 3:10 PM :

@Online SEO: Thanks for the comment buddy! I hope you enjoy my articles on SEO as well!!!

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Mukund said on January 24, 2011 at 3:13 PM :

@Tableau Pop Art: Yeah!! Thanks for the wonderful comment! I hope I provide you with more interesting updates that you can apply to your blog!!

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Praveen@Techperk said on January 24, 2011 at 7:14 PM :

ALT tag is important for Images SEO also make more keywords around the images

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Mukund said on January 24, 2011 at 9:19 PM :

@Praveen@Techperk: Yes Praveen! I completely accept with that point about ALT tags. That's why I mentioned in the post as well. Would love to hear more from you! So, keep your comments coming!!

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firework said on January 24, 2011 at 11:23 PM :

how many keyword we should put in ALT tag ?

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Mukund said on January 25, 2011 at 6:00 PM :

@firework: It need not be keywords. Make sure they are relevant with the image. That will earn you better traffic than targeting keywords.

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Mukund said on January 25, 2011 at 6:10 PM :

@SEO services: Thanks for the comment! Hope you enjoy the other articles related to SEO on my blog as well!!!

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@racing games: Thanks for your comment! I hope you enjoy the other articles on my blog! Would love to receive more comments from you!!!

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@leons0133: Yeah!! Thanks for the comment! I would love to hear more descriptive comments from you! Hope you enjoy the other articles on my blog!!!

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Ethel Grace said on February 6, 2011 at 7:51 PM :

Awesome! Why can't blogger have it AUTOMATIC just like what wordpress is doing (as you've said). I guess that's one of the many factors why most bloggers move to wordpress.

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Mukund said on February 7, 2011 at 6:25 PM :

@Ethel Grace: Yup! That's one factor but these SEO stuff are available only on thesis theme and not on other themes. So, people can stay on blogger too!!!

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Rajib Kumar said on March 4, 2011 at 12:55 PM :

Hey, nice SEO tips for image. Thanks for share.

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Mukund said on March 4, 2011 at 4:34 PM :

@Rajib Kumar: Thanks for the comment! I hope you implement them on your blog and get the best out of it! Enjoy the other articles on my blog and keep your comments coming!

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@web design manila: Thanks for the comment buddy! I hope I post things that interest you!!!

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Mukund said on May 6, 2011 at 8:32 PM :

@SEO: I'm glad to know that my article has helped you rank better as far as SEO is concerned. Hope I can provide better tips than this! Thanks for your comment by the way!

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bgn said on May 29, 2011 at 4:23 PM :

thanks. this is really excellent. i use it too. and you know what, i obtain more visitors from google image search than normal google search. this is especially good for products that people would search for there images

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Mukund said on May 29, 2011 at 6:39 PM :

@bgn: That's great! But I do know these tips will definitely yield a better traffic for your blog. Thanks for the comment buddy!

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Banana Nutrition Facts said on July 11, 2011 at 8:52 PM :

Thanks for article. This my first time i want to optimaze my blogspot. And you explain well about alt image seo. I want to ranks my blogspot on page one with micro niche site. I think alt seo with help so much.

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Mukund said on July 11, 2011 at 9:20 PM :

@Banana Nutrition Facts: Well, definitely the alt tags will play a significant role in SEO as well as page speed (text within the alt tag appears before the actual image loads). Thanks for the comment! Hope you enjoy the other articles on my blog as well!

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Seo Company India said on July 12, 2011 at 12:11 PM :

Yes, Everybody should follow these tips while placing images on their web pages.
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Mukund said on July 12, 2011 at 8:52 PM :

@Seo Company India: Well, exactly! Thanks for the comment! Hope you enjoy the other articles toO!

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@Brad callen: Yup! Thanks for the comment! I suggest you to read the recent article I published about SEo - it'll do the above mentioned jobs for you!

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Mukund said on July 30, 2011 at 11:44 AM :

@Niño: Yes! This one deals with the manual addition of alt and title tags where as the script will do it automatically! Thanks for the comment buddy!

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Mukund said on August 19, 2011 at 12:39 PM :

@SEO Company: Well, your images should be SEO optimized provided you followed the instructions in the above article! Anyway, thanks for the comment!

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@LaNo HTC: Yup! Thanks for the comment! I hope you enjoy the other article on SEO as well:)

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Thanks for this great tip. I have a cricket blog where images are so much important. I think this tip will be beneficial for me.

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Mukund said on September 26, 2011 at 3:38 PM :

@Cricketeze: Yup! It should definitely improve the SEO for your images! Any way, thanks for the comment buddy!

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@editorial photography north west and north wales: Yup! Thanks for the comment! I guess the tips above helps you to optimize your photography blog:)

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@Aaran: Yup! Partly right! Thanks for the comment Aaran:) Hope you enjoy the upcoming articles as well!

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Mukund said on October 11, 2011 at 1:53 AM :

@eliot: Thanks for the comment! Do keep them coming! I hope you enjoy the other articles related to SEO as well:)

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The alt and title tag works great in optimizing your photo visibility in searching photographs. Google use this and you should too if you want to get your pictures in certain searches.

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Hi Mukund,

Yes, on page SEO in Wordpress is much easier - especially with Thesis as a template.

Don't forget META tags and the usual H1,H2 & H3 tags as well !

Thanks for sharing !

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Faisal Imran said on November 2, 2011 at 10:52 AM :

But sir please tell me how add automatically alt tag in blogger with same name of title post. please admin help me.....

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Mukund said on November 26, 2011 at 11:06 PM :

@Derlierprossy: No! I'm on blogger! Yes! You definitely need some coding expertise to create a design of your choice! However, you can alternatively hire people like me to do that job for you:) Hit me via email if you need some help!

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cricketbash said on December 18, 2011 at 2:00 AM :

Is there a way to automate it just as it is done for wordpress blogs through a plugin..

I mean the plugin takes the post title for title tag and image file name for Alt tags..

Have you ever found one or developed one yourself?

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Xanae Lewis @ white label SEO said on December 19, 2011 at 10:01 AM :

I am using blogger and I didn't know that images can also be very useful in SEO. Thanks for sharing this information.

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Mukund said on December 21, 2011 at 12:12 AM :

@Xanae Lewis @ white label SEO: I just created an auto alt and title tag generator. However, I recommend the manual addition of tags because they are more effective when compared to auto generated dynamic tags!

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@andrelle

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