We are a visually oriented species. Humans can understand pictures in the blink of an eye. In comparison, we read terribly slow and understand the text even slower. What’s more, a percentage of the world’s population consists of visual thinkers — people who also think in pictures. Considering this, it is not strange to see …Read: "Visual search: The future is now"
The right images can give users a better experience on your site. And, if you optimize your images well, they can help your SEO too! Read all about it here.
Recent Image SEO articles
Adding images to your articles encourages people to read them, and well-chosen images can also back up your message and get you a good ranking in image search results. But you should always remember to give your images good alt attributes: alt text strengthens the message of your articles with search engine spiders and improves …Read: "Image SEO: alt tag and title tag optimization"
Whether you’re a blogger or you write articles for an online magazine or newspaper, chances are you’ll find yourself asking whether your article needs an image or not. The answer is always “Yes”. Images bring an article to life and can also contribute to your website’s SEO. This post explains how to fully optimize an …Read: "Image SEO: Optimizing images for search engines"
I’m a visual thinker; I love looking at images. If I think about my search behavior, I catch myself looking at images quite often, for instance when I want to know what city X looks like. Or if I’m looking for a product I’ve seen somewhere, without knowing the brand or where I can buy …Read: "Check your image search traffic in Google Analytics"
Pinterest is a pretty popular platform these days. It’s basically a search engine, with a social aspect. So, making your images appealing for sharing on Pinterest can be a great idea. And not just if you have a mom-blog or DIY site! If you use Pinterest right, it can help you drive more traffic to …Read: "Ask Yoast: Hiding images for Pinterest in your posts"
For the bloggers who started building websites in the early 00s, blogging was ‘just’ writing an update on your life or writing a tutorial. Photos were not usual and if you had photos, you made sure the title of the blog post contained something like: ‘warning: image heavy’. Today, you cannot imagine posting a blog …Read: "Blog post images: Why use them and where to get them"
We’ve said it time and again: site speed is a crucial aspect of your SEO. That’s why we often write about site speed tools, speed optimization, and other things you need to know to make your site lightning fast. One factor in site speed is image optimization: on most sites, images will play a part …Read: "Ask Yoast: Can Google deal with Lazy Load?"
Updating ‘big’ things on your site can have quite an impact. You may well be facing (slightly) lower rankings or traffic for a while after changing things like your URL structure, or switching to a different TLD, for example. Sometimes, there’s little you can do to avoid that, other than properly implementing the changes and …Read: "Ask Yoast: How to update images without losing rankings?"
If you’re serious about your WordPress website, you need run a page speed test. There are many variations of these tests out there, and some are more appropriate for your target audience than others. But all of them will give you a pretty good idea of where you can still improve your site. For some …Read: "How to use a page speed test to optimize your WordPress website"
Please welcome to the stage: Yoast SEO 7.4! In this release, we’ve squashed a number of bugs and focused on enhancing the way Yoast SEO works with Open Graph images. We also made some other enhancements that improve the way the plugin functions. Happy updating! Improved handling of images Images are very important for several …Read: "Yoast SEO 7.4: Enhanced image support"