Image SEO

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

Image SEO: Optimizing images for search engines

25 November 2018 by Michiel Heijmans - 11 Comments

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 …

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Blog post images: Why use them and where to get them

13 September 2018 by Caroline Geven - 37 Comments

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 …

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Ask Yoast: How to update images without losing rankings?

27 July 2018 by Joost de Valk - 10 Comments

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 …

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How to use a page speed test to optimize your WordPress website

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 …

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Yoast SEO 7.4: Enhanced image support

1 May 2018 by Edwin Toonen - 22 Comments

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 …

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Advanced Technical SEO: How social image sharing works and how to optimize your og:image tags

30 April 2018 by Jono Alderson - 15 Comments

Optimizing how your content looks when it’s shared on third-party platforms like Facebook, Twitter or WhatsApp can drive improved visibility, clickthrough, and conversions. But it’s not as simple as just picking a great image… When you share a URL on Facebook, Twitter, or other platforms, they’ll typically show a preview of the page, with a …

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3 SEO quick wins to implement right now

10 January 2018 by Michiel Heijmans - 22 Comments

We’re all ready for a new year of increasing sales, lifting engagement and giving our website the best effort possible. It only seems right to give you a three-step rocket of SEO quick wins, to kick-start your website for 2018. In this post, I will show you three things you can do right now to …

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