How to Optimize Blog Photos for SEO

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Do you have a blog? If so you have probably heard of SEO or Search Engine Optimization. SEO is critical to getting your information found on the web. People won’t buy from you if they can’t find you! Besides using keywords and phrases in your posts, you’ll also want to make your photos SEO friendly as well. Here are the steps to optimize your blog photos for SEO.

  1. Resize your photos. Uploading a heavy picture will slow your site and affect your bounce rate. Resizing and compressing them will help with this. It will also rank you higher in Google searches. There are several ways to resize photos. Two that I like are optimizilla.com and picresize.com.
  2. Rename the file with a keyword. You’ll want to use long tail keywords which are at least three words. Think of it just like creating a title for a post. What is the photo or post about?