One thing we’ve noticed recently is how underused image files are on websites. It’s so easy to add images to your website, and optimize them for search engines, so we thought we’d give you a step-by-step guide for optimizing images on your website, for you to follow.

1. Click “Add Media” on your post/page view, or click Media on your left menu. Then, drag the file you want to upload to the screen.

Optimizing Images for Your Wordpress Website

Drag the image you want to add here.

2. Now, you need to fill out all the fields that appear once your file is uploaded. Think about the keyword you want to optimize for. Here is what I put in for the above image. The Title, Caption, Alt and Description should all have related keywords, but be slightly different.

3 Steps to Optimize Your Images

You should make sure to fill out ALL of these fields with your keywords in order to optimize your images.

3. Insert Your image into your post/page/gallery. Note, if you DO NOT want a caption, leave that field blank. The Title & Alt tags are the 2 most important tags for optimizing your image to show up in image results on Google.

We hope this helps you the next time you add images to your website. Have any other tips? Leave them in the comments below.

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