Hi guys! I’m Carly — firefighter wife, 7th grade teacher turned stay at home mama and a full blown Dr. Pepper addict. I’ll be sharing different topics that fit under the “TIPS & TRICKS” category, so if you have something that you’d like me to cover, email Danielle about it with the subject “ASK CARLY” I’d love to address any topics that you guys are specifically interested in or are wondering about.
//3 TIPS FOR IMPROVING YOUR SEO//
Think of a keyword or a few keywords that your blog post is about. Try to keep it short and to the point. Try to use your selected keywords within the title of your post and within the first paragraph of the post. It also helps to think of something that might often be searched.
2) SAVE YOUR IMAGES WITH DESCRIPTIVE TITLES.
Chances are that most of your images from your camera are saved with a file name similar to 145.JPG, and this is okay if it’s a picture you never plan to use on your blog; however, if you’ll be uploading it to your blog save the picture with a much more descriptive image title. For example, if you’re sharing a post that includes your favorite pasta recipe, title images something like “Bow Tie Pasta In Creamy Italian Sauce.”
This is especially important if you’re hoping people will “pin” your images, because the images will automatically be titled with whatever you save them as. A lot of people are careless about captions when pinning, so providing a title for your image guarantees that an accurate description will show up when people are pinning.
3) ADD ALT TEXT TO YOUR IMAGES.
Remember, search engines can’t see images, so you need to describe the image for them. Just like the process of choosing a keyword, you want to keep them brief and to the point, yet still descriptive. In fact, it wouldn’t hurt to use a few keywords in your Alt text too. If you’re on Blogger, the process for adding Alt text is simple. I’m not sure how to go about adding Alt text on WordPress but I’m sure you could find it through an easy Google search.
Here’s how to add it if you’re on Blogger…