We have many levels of SEO that can be done on a WordPress blog. Appropriate use of images, keywords and appropriate tags are some of the important factors of SEO.
Images on your blog plays a key role in getting traffic from Google’s image search.
Search engine bots aren’t able to identify your content like a normal user. They depend on the image ALT tag to identify and understand an image.
Read: Image SEO: How to optimize images for search results.
How to add Alt tag to WordPress images:
The moment you upload an image to your site, you’ll see an option of adding Title and Alt tags. This takes care of image SEO. The simplest method of adding Alt tag is manually adding it to every image on upload.
This can however be tiring and time consuming if already having an existing site and you have to edit and add alt tags to all the existing images on your site. This is where SEO friendly Images WordPress plugins comes in handy.
SEO Friendly Images WordPress plugin is one useful free WordPress image SEO plugin, that quickly adds ALT tag to your images.
Here, you’ll learn how to use SEO friendly images plugin to optimize WordPress blog images for search engine. To get started,
- Install and activate SEO friendly images plugin. <Here>
- Once activated, go to Settings > SEO friendly images and configure the settings
You can use this plugin to automate both Title and Alt tag of your image. Though Search engine only uses Alt tag to understand your image, but title also plays a major role and it’s a good idea to assign a meaningful name to your Title(The best way to use this plugin is by giving a meaningful name to your image before uploading).
The ideal settings will be:
- Use %name for ALT tag
- %Title for Title tag
Click on update and you’re good to go. Now, images on your site will help you to increase the overall On-page SEO of your blog.