Web is over flooded with lots of tips, tricks and advice about online blogging and the ways of integrating blogs with SEO needs. But decision is yours which advice will you follow and which you should ignore. It is wise to concentrating on some advanced SEO strategy and theory of blogging along with the basic SEO strategies following from the ancient. Using images with contents is a good thing to be practiced. Unfortunately tons of free and premium images are available on web but all of them are not equally capable for SEO success.
This article will tell you how you should use images for your content to get advantage of SEO and how you could avoid the risk of copy right issue.
Never Use Illegal Images
Unfortunately new blogger and web developers donâ€™t have any idea about the copy right law of digital photography. Therefore, most of the time they use such images which have not legal rights should not use without any legal approval of the owner.Â Usually novice web developer follows that wrong way. Before using any image for contents we need to know the fair use policy of the image. We have found creative commons and public domain images as quite safe for use. However most thecreative common licensed images requires tomentioning the source link back. Without explicit permission of photographer you should not use such images because it may sue your even you mentioned the source or the name of photographer. Public domain photos and labeled creative photos should be properly labeled to avoid the expensive copyright infringements.
Take care of â€˜altâ€™ tags
Stapling each image of the site using a alter Tag will let you taking advantage of search engine optimization. Currently Google indexing site based on images too. If Google identified images of your site for Google images then it will help you getting traffic. Alt tags should be short, concise and to the point. Make sure that you are not using long list of key words as Google penguin algorithm may kick you off form index and you may lose your raking as well.
Use Quality Pictures
Avoid using some obscure form of images like low resolution, low quality, and pixilated images and considered as red flag for Google which will literally play down your ranking. It is better having no image than low quality images. If your blog has good images it will look impressive thus you gain appreciation from your readers and your SEO result will be remarkable.
Providing link with Images
Providing link with image is a controversial practice and providing links with images varies with needs actually. Affiliate marketers generally links images with products which gives them better conversion. Unfortunately Google does not like such ticks.Â If anyone wants to use this action they should make sure that use no-follow tag so that search spider doesnâ€™t follow them since it is extremely harmful for SEO. Still many webmaster donâ€™t link pictures assuming that in future Google may take it negatively and it will hamper ranking.
Rules for Utilizing Images
If you consider as a reader textual long paragraph is always boring and usually such content decline the values of content. Braking long paragraph with relevant images and will add value to them. There is no hard and fast rule of using specific number of images for any blog post. Using more images with alt tag helps search engines to keep the site listed in search ranking thus it will end to success of getting huge traffic in instance. Including some images with good caption will present your dedication and let you build trust.
Selecting right picture is an art and skill actually. Finding appropriate images for content and using them in right way will add value to your content and make you building g trust as well as better ranking with search engines.