seo

7 SEO tips for better Google Image search results

The present day SEO has been on a roller coaster ride. From the enthralling excitement to the utmost fear; this field is full of varied experiences. Being a digital marketer, you have to play the game carefully in order to gain maximum.

Choice of Image

This field is undergoing a change. One has to observe clearly and follow smart tactics in order to gain maximum out of SEO practices.

Well,

Talking about SEO in a nutshell – it includes content and that too optimized one. Be it text, image, gif or anything, it has to be according to the SEO guidelines. You might be surprised to know that:

Google Image Search is one of the prominent search criteria that searchers use to search for the content they are looking for.

We have come up with some of the SEO tips for Google Image Search Results. Here you go:

1. Choice of image

While including image to your content, you should take care of the quality of your images. Images look more appealing than the text.

Also, finding the right type of image for your content is vital. Nowadays, a lot of online platforms are there where you can find your taste.

Therefore, adding quality image will increase product or service ranking on search engine results page.

2. Optimize chosen images for the web

We all are aware that large-sized image overloads web page, thereby increasing the loading time of the page. Are you thinking of compromising with the quality of the image by reducing the size? Don’t do this. There are a lot of online image resize tools available.  You can easily reduce the size of the images without compromising on the quality.

You can also use file format converters to reduce the size of the images. For example, JPEG format to PNG format. JPEG format is heavier than PNG format. It is recommended most of the time to use the images in PNG format. Some of the tools that can be used are TinyPNG, CompressJPEG, etc.

2. Informative names of image

When you download an image from your camera, give a new, descriptive name to your downloaded image.

Informative names of image

For example, the above image could be named as: IMG_ RoseBlossom_2017_01.

When search engine will crawl the image, it will include the description of the image while indexing the website.

3. Use of Alt text

Alt text, short form for alternative text, is used to highlight the identity of an image when the mouse cursor is hovered over it. It shows the text to all users when there is problem rendering the image. It is also very helpful for screen readers who help the visually impaired to navigate the web.  Also, in the alt text you can add brief description of what the picture is about.

Well, you can add other properties to your image; but alt text is enough to rank better in the SERPs.

4. Segregate thumbnails and main images:

As preferred, the thumbnails have to be possibly very small in order to reduce the page loading time. You have to compress the images to be used as thumbnails. In doing so, you might have to sacrifice a little bit of picture quality to ensure increased speed. You can make use of online picture editing tools like Pixlr, PicMonkey etc. which can do most of the things that Photoshop can do.

5. Image sitemaps:

A sitemap consist of list of pages that are accessible to crawlers or users. Google encourages using image sitemaps. This gives the search engine required information about your image that is available on your website. Also, it allows search engines to find even those images loaded by JavaScript code like in slider galleries.

6. Social media integration:

Social media plays a vital role in the overall SEO process. Therefore, you should integrate your images to social media platforms. The handiest way is to add social media buttons to your website. Also, you can use the image sharing platforms like Pinterest and ask your users to share your images.

Further, you can use ImageSharer by SumoME. It allows visitors to share the images on your site and give link back to you.

Over to you

I hope you found the above tips really helpful for better Google Image search results. search engine results page.

I would like you to share your views in the comments below.

Advertisements

Booming SEO Trends In the year 2017

There has always been an inclination on the significance of UX and mobile-based search results by Google. The chief focus of is on advancements in machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI). Preferences of search engines have a huge impact on SEO and SEO trends.

Let’s walk through what all trends that have so far marked significance in the year 2017. Keeping an eye on these trends and staying in line with the algorithm updates will make you prepare to amend your on hand SEO strategy in the latter half of 2017.

  1. Powerful content is getting more attention

SEO content is any content created with the goal of attracting search engine traffic.
Wordstream

Content is still king in SEO and it will remain as is in the upcoming years. You should optimize your content rather than optimize for keywords. Searchers are fed up with surfing the messed up content again and again. You should use the words in your content that your users use so that your reader can very well get engaged with your content. Your content should not be too crisp or too comprehensive; however, it should be succinct. Currently, content marketing is overflowing with scattered content, crisp as well as comprehensive. In the year 2017, optimised and powerful content is getting more attention and ultimately more traffic.

Refresh your old content and make it more relevant for your target audience.

  1. Video and image content is ruling

Video-and-visual-content-in-seo

As compared to plain textual content, video and image content has an advantage of providing understandability in an easier manner. It isn’t very easy and straightforward for everyone to read technical content and grasp within seconds. However, if presented correctly, image content and video content can surely grab attention and it helps a user in getting the exact message. In the year 2016, websites that included videos had enjoyed nearly 88% more time by site visitors.

52% of marketers worldwide insist video content has best ROI.
Adobe research

Videos are flexible; it unquestionably adds value to your overall content. Even Google is going to give more importance to the content that will have images and/or videos. Stay updated and optimize your site in view of the search engine algorithm.

  1. Voice search is growing more and more

how-to-optimize-text-for-voice-search

Based on a research conducted by Google, 41% of adults and 55% of teenagers perform at least one voice search per day.

In the last year 2016, voice search was one of the most prominent trends. Industry experts have agreed that voice search is even growing more and more this year, 2017. Customers are also preferring to speak in front of their mobile device rather than typing out. Popular platforms like Google Now, Siri, and Cortana are extensively used for voice searches.

Voice searches are widely used to call someone, ask for directions, and read out texts to help with homework.

Uses of Voice call - SEO Trends in 2017

Consider your website to optimize for voice search. For 2017 and ahead of, websites which most narrowly match the user’s query would be able to defeat their competitors by being the foremost source.

  1. Mobile friendly websites is ranking higher

Mobile searches have already surpassed desktop searches. Top of it, Google has also officially declared that non-mobile friendly sites will get penalized. In fact, many Google actions have symbolized that mobile should be marked as the default user experience. Google favours the websites which have switched over to AMPs. More and more brands are expected to take benefit of this option in 2017.

Apart from these top four trends, do not miss out to follow the most recent SEO trends of 2017. You can also checkout a detailed blog on: https://www.qltech.com.au/blog/. Buckle your seats for the ongoing trends and get a boost in rankings of your website as well as web traffic.