Good day ABC Readers, how have you been doing? I actually had a challenge today and it was resolve, so I thought I should share it with you. I wouldn’t even call it a challenge anyway, because I was once ignorant of it but now I know better.
This is actually about tagging your images on your blogs to generate traffic. I was trying to analyze my blog, which I often do occasionally. It’s good to analyze your blog often so that you can know the health status. The result that was brought to me from the analysis report showed that I have some images which are not tagged on my blog, and I need to correct it.
For the purpose of those who are lost with this word “Image tagging”, I’ll try and do justice to that before I proceed to the main issue.
What is Image Tag?
A tag can be define as a simple HTML code used by blogger to tell the search robots what your images are all about. What do I mean by this? It happened that search bots don’t recognize images, therefore you need to use words to describe your images.
This particular tag is quite different from the way tags are been use on photos in Facebook. In this sense of image tag, you must be very careful of the words you use because rich keywords must be use, to generate traffic back to your blog.
An example of a simple image HTML code is shown below:
<Img Src=”Image Link”/>
Looking at this code, it’s very important because anywhere this code is integrated in your template images are expected to be seen. Therefore, when search robots scan your contents and they come across your image HTML code, the search robot won’t be able to recognize if the image is for blogging or sport.
So therefore, for bots to recognize your image details, alt tag must be added so as to catergorize, described and indexed your images. The Tag tells google the purpose of the images on the blog.
<img Src=”image Link”alt=”Blogging tips”/>
From the above link, the alt tag is telling the search bots that the image in question is about blogging tips. Though it’s always advisable to use just two-three keywords to describe the image.
However, the image tag has been dealt with. But have you heard about optimization? I mean optimized image tag? Funny right… the fact that you’ve added the alt tag to your images or photo won’t make it optimized for search engine. You just have to keep the following tips I’m about to discuss below in mind.
1. Don’t write full sentence to describe your images
2. Keep description limited to 4 words or less.
3. Don’t tag your images with senseless words.
4. Tag the image with normal English words, not special words.
How to add alt Tag to your images
It’s of paramount importance that whenever you upload images on your post editor, switch to the edit HTML code so that you will be able to get the image code to be tag. When you upload any image, the image code is often looking like the one below.
Guess you’ve seen the code right? From the above code, this is actually what you got from trying to upload your image on your post editor. And the image code is the one starting with <img with a green text fill.
Over to You
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