One of the very important steps in On-Page SEO and increase the speed of any website or blog are the images that you uploaded on your website or blog. As Google index images in the search engine from the websites after crawling the pages. Google images are also the best source to generate a good amount of traffic to your websites. Many bloggers make mistakes while publishing articles on their blogs and one of these mistakes in uploading images without optimizing. Your blog speed decreases if you upload the image without optimizing it. In this article, I shared some important steps to optimize your blog images and also page speed.
Following Steps should be made before Publishing Article.
- Optimize Image Size
- Image Name
- Image Format
Optimize Image Size
The main step of optimizing images of your blog is the size of your blog images. Before you upload the image on your website or blog you have to compress the size of that image. There are many tools to optimize image size.
If you are using WordPress platform then you can install these to images for optimizing image size.
- EWWW Image Optimizer
- WP Smush
The main advantage of using WP Smush is it automatically optimizes image size when you upload any image.
If you don’t want to use these plugins and optimize image size manually then you can use following three online websites which help you to compress the size of you images.
Many bloggers make a mistake that they never put the keyword in the image name before uploading it. If your image contains keyword it will help you to rank your image in Google images. This step also helps you to drive a good amount of traffic to your website or blog from Google images.
The 3rd step that you must have to follow before uploading image on your website is Image Format. Yes! The image format is also very important step in optimizing you blog images. According to the research, Google rank images having PNG format more than any other format. So make sure that your images should be PNG format.
Step to be followed after uploading images.
- Alt Text
- Image Placement
ALT Text stands for Alternative Text. That work as an anchor text for your images. ALT Text is also very important step you have to follow after uploading your images. You should have to place your keyword in the ALT Text.
You can put Alt text both in Blogger and WordPress easily. If you are using blogger platform then click on the image and go to properties and put the title of your blog post in which you are going to use that image and it should contain the keyword.
The last step you have to follow after uploading your image is placing your image properly and it is very important to your picture or images in right place. You have to keep in mind that it should be user-friendly.
In this article, you learn how to optimize our blog images for proper on-page SEO and for good speed. Hope you find this article helpful. If you have any question related to it feel free to ask. I will answer the questions as soon as possible.