Optimizing Your Site’s Image Gallery

Optimizing Your Site’s Image Gallery

Image Gallery Optimization TipsThis week we are going to discuss helpful tips on 'Optimizing Your Site's Image Gallery'. This post is intended to share image optimization strategies we follow in optimizing those image galleries without taking up much time.

Image Gallery Optimization Tips

If you have a large number of images to incorporate in your website, then using an image gallery can avoid cluttering the length of pages. The following points will make your image optimization job pretty easy and also improve your on page SEO score.

1. Image File Naming

Adding suitable keyword names to images is an important step in gallery page optimization. Don’t give generic names like image 1, left image, right image etc. or even append image with too lengthy names.Also, images should be in JPEG, GIF or PNG formats.

2. Categorize Image Sets

Categorize your images by adding headings (<h2>, <h3>, <h4>) depending on the heading hierarchy of your site. Adding the <h> tags and formatting to the CSS and using it for the image categories will complement your SEO efforts.


3. Using Power ALT Tags

The text in your Alt Tag text is a crucial metric as far as search engines are concerned. Alt texts tell search engines and other technologies what the image is about. If images are lost or fail to display, the alt text takes its place. So make it a practice to append a descriptive text line along with every image in your web pages.


For additional information here is a good read from Google Webmaster Central:


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    Now i have something to do. After reading this small and useful article, i found out my website is in a mess. I never bothered much to name my images with descritive text, and sometimes i don’t even use a text.

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    I've been naming the images on my blog posts with key words and I'v been using the Alt tags.  Google also uses image key words to serve up relevant images when someone performs an image search. The image from your blog or web site will come up as well as the page that the image is located.

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    Its important to categorize the images into its respective types. Importantly using the ALT tag in the most efficient way is the best way to optimize your website.
    The tips offered on the Google too is nice especially tips to license the image and creating a good user experience.

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    Good post Asha ! Loading time is also important factor for optimizing image. Make the kilobyte size as less as possible without losing the clarity of the image so that the images will get loaded as soon as the texts are. And never minimize the thumb images controlling the height and width.

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    Yup!! Short yet a Good read!! I believe that images optimisation is an area an that people often tends to miss. From my experience it is also having a great impact on our website visits. We used to receive more hits for our image gallery which almost satisfies your Image optimization tips.. Many of the user visits have  lead to actual conversions too..

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