Escort Image SEO isn’t a difficult task but it can make a difference to your traffic, rankings and search visibility.
Properly optimised photographs will assist your page loading faster. Page speed is part of on-page SEO so these steps will assist your page with organic search and also help your photos in being listed in google images search which can bring in additional traffic.
Image optimisation becomes a habit the more you do it, at Atlantic we can’t optimise images when we develop sites. It takes a little more time but it’s worth it. We always want to do as many things possible for our clients to rank better and bring in more website hits.
Image File Types:
- .jpg or .jpeg for photographs
- .svg for icons
- .png for logos and graphics with a transparent background
- WebP is a relatively new file type and we recommend serving WebP to assist your Escort Image SEO and page rankings
In my office, it is a always laughed about that my escort image SEO mantra is stuck in everyone’s brain for life
The 5 steps to Escort Image SEO
Before uploading an image to your website it is best to resize, rename and optimise to assist with your Escort Image SEO.
Be sure to resize images to their maximum display dimensions. We use the following sizes:
- For a Blog featured image, we use1600px wide.
- Landscape we use a minimum 1600px wide
- Portrait a minimum of 900px wide
You can resize images in Photoshop or there is a tool on Canva pro that can also do this. If you don’t have either of these you can get good results by using the using the Photo application that comes with windows.
Image name should be named as the target Keyword of the page.
A unique name is better than 123789846.jpg. The image name is an opportunity to target the keyword. Use – to separate words.
For example, on our home page the target Keyword is Agency Atlantic so we use Agency-Atlantic.jpg and if there are multiple images we use a number so the file name would be Atlantic-digital-1.jpg
Google has published a guide of its own image best practices
Large Images slow down your page load time and nobody likes a slow webpage.
Optimise before and after adding a file to your web page.
When you resize the file the size will be smaller but you can optimise further by using optimisation tools such as https://tinypng.com/, an excellent and free tool.
Make the file is the smallest size you can get whilst keeping the resolution. It should be no more than 500KB, preferably <100KB as it will load faster the smaller it is.
Upload into the media library:
In WordPress go into the Media Gallery and press Add New
As we develop in WordPress.org we use ShortPixel, Imagify or Smush to help minimise file sizes even further.
Having a high-quality photo as small as possible size is exactly what you want.
4. Add Alt Text
Alternative text that shows in case the image can’t be shown to the user for many reasons, it is also needed for accessibility for visually impaired + for google to understand the photo. Google is basically blind & cannot see your image but can google does read ALT Text
- Be Descriptive and Specific
Alt text should always describe the contents of an image in as much detail as possible.
The more specific you can be when describing an image, the better, as this will help it rank on Google Image Search and also help visually impaired people better understand the content on your page.
- Be Relevant
Alt tags aren’t a place to spam keywords and should be used to describe the file such as ‘Agency Atlantic Digital Solutions Home Page Hero’
Try and write alt text that describes the photo in a way that relates to your page
- Be Unique
Don’t use your page’s main target keyword as the alt tag for every Alt Text. If there are 5 photos use a different variation of the keyword such as Agency Atlantic Home Page Hero, Agency Atlantic screenshot of a recent web design, Agency Atlantic Digital Solutions etc
Always be sure to write unique alt text that describes the specific contents of the image
5. Geotag your image
This is probably the most underused image SEO tactic. You can literally connect your photos to locations by Geo-tagging them. This is amazing if you are doing local SEO as your blog posts will then rank locally.
Geo Imgr is a handy tool to do this
Whilst it isn’t a ranking factor Geotagging can be helpful
6. Implement Lazy Loading on your website
We can’t ignore the fact that photos are usually the assets on a page with the largest file size and, therefore, they slow down your page. It’s unavoidable.
You can’t have an Escort website without photos. They are too important to provide clients with what they are looking for and providing a great user experience. They make your website more engaging, pleasing and useful to a user.
By using lazy loading we defer a browser from loading an image until it is needed.
So there you have it, my top 6 steps for Escort Image SEO.
I hope you found this blog helpful
Until next time