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Being listed with the right image for the right search term can bring the right visitors to your website. By taking a closer look at Google Image Search, we have listed below a few tips that could help you to get your images on Google’s first results page.

Why images can help you to get more visitors

Depending on your search query, Google displays several images along with the normal search results. For example, if you performed a search for the term “Graphic Design”, Google will display the search results of your query as shown below:

Google Image Search

The images can be found either at the top or in between other search results, and they will be linked to their respective web pages. For examples, if you were to click on one of those images, you will be taken to the web page which shows that particular image.

How to optimize your images so that they can be found

If you are maintaining a website about graphic designing, wouldn’t it be great if an image from your website was listed on top of the normal search results? Your website will attract more visitors, whilst increasing the popularity of your site.

There are a few steps you can take to improve the position of your images in Google Image Search:

1. Give your image a file name that contains the keywords for which you want it to be found. For this example we will name the image as graphic-design.jpg, separating the words with a hyphen.

2. Give an Image Alt Attribute text which is descriptive. You can use the same keywords that you used for the image file name here. Hence, the Image Alt Attribute would be “Graphic Design”

<img src=“graphic-design.jpg” alt=“Graphic Design”>

3. You should use the Image Title Attribute in the same way too:

<img src=“graphic-design.jpg” alt=“Graphic Design” title=“Grpahic Design”>

4. Larger images have a higher probability of featuring more often on Google’s first results page. The larger your image is, the easier it becomes to get to the top of Google’s normal results page. Make sure to include the Width and Height attributes in your image tag to show search engines the size of your image:

<img src=“graphic-design.jpg” alt=“Graphic Design” title=“Graphic Design” width=“700” height=“500”>

5. Textual content before and after the image which appears in your web page is also an important factor that impacts the position of your image in Google’s Image Search. Therefore, the text “Graphic Design” should appear close to the image in that particular web page.

6. Ensure to optimize the rest of your web page for the chosen search term. If you optimize the complete web page for that certain keyword, it would be easier to get a good listing for images which are on that page.

7. Lastly, make sure that the image you optimized for your keyword also looks attractive.  It would be pointless if no-one is interested to click on the image, even though your image can be found on Google’s first result page.

Google has indexed over a billion of images. If your image can be found for the right keyword, then this will help you get targeted visitors to your website. So, if you want your images optimized and attract more visitors to your website, then look no further because we at ExtremeWeb can help you achieve that.

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