How can I get traffic from images used at my blog?

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How can I use images to get traffic to my blog?

I have heard something about image SEO and seen many people who are getting traffic from Google images. Would you mind in sharing your experience in this?
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  • Profile picture of the author nadeemajeedch
    Originally Posted by coredesign View Post

    How can I use images to get traffic to my blog?

    I have heard something about image SEO and seen many people who are getting traffic from Google images. Would you mind in sharing your experience in this?
    Name of image is very important and copy right of images at your website is also very important . Image SEO is awalys good and you can maximize your site traffic by good SEO of your Image.
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  • Profile picture of the author nadeemajeedch
    Also use Pininterest.com to promote your image.
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    • Profile picture of the author coredesign
      Originally Posted by nadeemajeedch View Post

      Also use Pininterest.com to promote your image.
      Thank you very much. I understood your point.
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    • Profile picture of the author kaytav
      Originally Posted by coredesign View Post

      How can I use images to get traffic to my blog?

      I have heard something about image SEO and seen many people who are getting traffic from Google images. Would you mind in sharing your experience in this?
      Put your keyword in the Alt tag of the image. It helps Google to understand what the image is about. Also in alt tag, put your keyword in a phrase which looks more natural.

      Originally Posted by nadeemajeedch View Post

      Also use Pininterest.com to promote your image.
      It's Pinterest. Also some other sites for image sharing are Clipboard, Flickr, etc. Flickr is a great source and drives a lot of traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author smartprofitmoney
    Hello,

    It is best to use Image ads on your website with call to action on them, and when clicked on, to go to landing page of your choice, animated image is best, and for seo, use the name of what you are trying to work with. Best Size is 250 x 250.

    Thanks Rob
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    • Profile picture of the author shadowalice
      Name of your image and input alt text for you image.
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      • Profile picture of the author andra33
        The name of each image should contain relevant keywords. This way the picture will be easily found in Google Image Search and redirect the user to your website, which will increase traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author patco
    Alt and Name text are very important (Of couse it would be better to use 2 different names for EACH image -> Alt text and Name of the image -> this will increase the chances to get a visitor from search engines 2 times -> once for alt text and also for the name. But, use REAL name and alt text -> That desribe the pictures // Also, Pinterest and Chime are great social media sites that could drive you some quality and targetted traffic!
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    • Profile picture of the author coredesign
      Originally Posted by patco View Post

      Alt and Name text are very important (Of couse it would be better to use 2 different names for EACH image -> Alt text and Name of the image -> this will increase the chances to get a visitor from search engines 2 times -> once for alt text and also for the name. But, use REAL name and alt text -> That desribe the pictures // Also, Pinterest and Chime are great social media sites that could drive you some quality and targetted traffic!
      Cool tip. Thanks a lot.
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  • Profile picture of the author Technoduce
    Yes, Image seo helps in increasing traffic by following the steps below:
    *Find the right images
    *Use the keyword(s) in the file name
    *Create descriptive alt text
    *The right anchor text
    *Make sure the image matches the content
    *Don’t stuff
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  • Profile picture of the author anhbloginc
    Important factors are the ALT text, file name of image you insert on blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ndot India
    Yes, if you have blogs with attractive images then, your blog gets more visitors.
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  • Profile picture of the author ProSence
    Image optimization.

    Putting alt tags, caption, keywords etc. would help in optimization.
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  • Profile picture of the author trafficmasters
    Google recently updated the image search making it more difficult

    I would recommend uploading images related to your niche to sites like flickr or pinterest and watermark every image with your website URL
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  • Profile picture of the author KrisN
    The most important part is to put your keyword as the image name - my-keyword.jpg. Also put the keyword as the alt tag and description.

    However with the latest Google Images update the traffic from images is way-way down.

    Before when people wanted to see the full size image they had to come to your site, but now, as you can see, they can see it full size on google. So no reason to visit your site. And you won't get any traffic at all.

    One of my image sites got hit pretty hard because of that.

    Thanks Google.
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  • Profile picture of the author m100
    Originally Posted by coredesign View Post

    How can I use images to get traffic to my blog?

    I have heard something about image SEO and seen many people who are getting traffic from Google images. Would you mind in sharing your experience in this?
    Few tips:
    - Use ALT text attribute.
    - Change the look of the image with image editor, so it looks more unique to search engines.
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  • Profile picture of the author imonster
    - Insert image alt text
    - chang file name image to keyword

    Example:

    <img src="dogfood.jpg" alt="Dog Food" />
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  • Profile picture of the author apnavarun
    Use descriptive name of images, use alt tag and provide text description around image.
    How much traffic you get from image search also depends on the subject of the image (i.e image search volume)
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