Pictures in Blog Posts

by Riccur
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Do pictures posted in a blog post help to gain attention from search engines? I have been putting pictures into my blog posts and think some of them may be helping. Is a picture worth 1000 words?
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  • Profile picture of the author Ranksword
    Yes, it may help in google image search but not in google search.
    Add some content in each image post for better rankings.
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  • Profile picture of the author nmwf
    As Blogdum said, they work great in an image search engine. However, if you add your pics to Pinterest, you'll see some nice SERPs from that as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Riccur
    Is there a way to make sure you add keywords to the picture or does it go by the filename the picture is uploaded as for the name and keywords?
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    • Profile picture of the author DABK
      Are you using keywords to name the pictures?
      Are you using ALT text that contains keywords?

      If yes, it helps. If no, not much.
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  • Profile picture of the author advent
    That's the reason Info Graphics got attention on Internet. Even i was bored to read any article. but got interest to read the info graphics.
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  • Profile picture of the author wavemaster
    I ad keywords to the title and link the pics on my blog back to the blog ;-)
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  • Profile picture of the author gokulmaba
    People seem to be prefer an article with many photos, illustration than a 1000 words article nowaday. You can experience it yourself.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Lee
    Images help your search engine rankings if you are using keyword rich alt tags.

    More importantly though, a post with relevant and useful images is a lot more engaging and easy to read for people than a post with nothing but text.
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  • Profile picture of the author woopshop
    Originally Posted by Riccur View Post

    Do pictures posted in a blog post help to gain attention from search engines? I have been putting pictures into my blog posts and think some of them may be helping. Is a picture worth 1000 words?
    Yes of course they help - but only if SEO for images is taken into consideration
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  • Profile picture of the author Riccur
    The pictures I am using in the blog are not pictures I have taken, but pictures from other sites. As long as I source the picture I can still use it with a link to my site correct?
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  • Profile picture of the author InitialEffort
    Adding an image is one great way to enhance your content. Eye catching images keep your visitors more engaged and will keep them visually entertained. There's a stock photography for sale from different websites. Their prices and quality vary dramatically so you can choose which one fits to your needs and budget.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Jonas
    Hi Riccur,

    Any blog post image main point after content to gain attention from search engines but I am also dont using Google,Bing or Yahoo image,therefore don't effect in the post and again attention.I hope you understand.

    Regards

    Michael
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  • Profile picture of the author shafiqrifat
    You may use Google webmaster tools for this issue ,
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  • Profile picture of the author Siyaagarwal
    If you are promoting your blog on Pinterest. Then maybe you will get a very nice response. And put the image title and ALT tag in the blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author markbyrne
    Pictures and other media are great for anchoring people and search engines to your site. You can also use infographics. These are proven to be shared MORE than any other material right now.

    Case in point:

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  • Profile picture of the author Jolly Serath
    Yeah, pictures play an important role.. while adding picture use Alt tag
    No picture is Worth 100 words
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    • Profile picture of the author wayfoward
      Definately name your pictures with keywords and alt text. It's best for SEO if they are filed on your own site.I use a wp blog platform with a good SEO theme. Also use wp plugins EWWW Image Optimizer, Google XML Sitemaps and W3 Total Cache. Try adding your site to google page insights to see how much google likes it.

      In some search results google will show a selection of images for that search term. Theres a few of mine for one of my search terms.

      Thinking of looking into using pintrest as my posts tend to be a bit picture heavy.
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      • Profile picture of the author markbyrne
        Originally Posted by wayfoward View Post

        Thinking of looking into using pintrest as my posts tend to be a bit picture heavy.
        You really should. I tested Pinterest traffic, and it was incredible for DIY/craft stuff. We run a retail store on eBay in this niche, and using various angles, I was able to increase our revenue dramatically on certain products.

        Pinterest is a conversation between people in a community. If you come across as a marketer, then you're shot. If you, however, give them food for thought, then you will certainly reap dividends. Infographics, as a side note, are very popular on there. Some of the best advice I was given was:

        Create an infographic about the niche you are marketing. Example: garden furniture. Make it appealing to the female audience on Pinterest (as this is the predominant demographic). Do not link to your website. Gather traffic from this infographic. Release ANOTHER infographic. Finally, put some pins up of your products, and on these pins, do some linking.
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