Quick Tip: How to optimize your images for search engines

June 12th, 2012

The optimal selection and placement of keywords is an important factor to consider when optimizing a website for search engines. The title and the description of images are without doubt, of great importance for SEO. We’ll show you how you can easily edit your pics for a better search engine ranking!

After selecting keywords, place them where they influence search engine ranking. SEO-friendly locations are:

  • The title of the website header
  • The subtitle of the website header (if any)
  • The text circulated by the page
  • The Alternative Text

At Webnode, you can add a description to the images located in a text box (e.g.: an image within an article of your blog). To do this, go to your website editor and find your content box with your image. Right-click the image in your content box, then select “Image Properties”. Add the appropriate keywords in the “Alternative Text” field.

To learn more about search engine optimization, take a look at our articles on SEO. Note that adding text to images are not only useful for SEO, but also assist people with vision problems who use voice reading software for browsing the Internet.

What are other strategic places do you recommend to insert keywords? Share your tips with us! Make sure to read this step-by-step SEO guide.