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    Image Optimization

    It is not directly important, but is indirectly important. Image optimization affects the page loading and rendering time, which affects page speed. Page speed is a ranking factor.
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    If you're talking about optimizing images for page load speed, then it can be more of a usability factor--faster load times mean happier website visitors (which could impact rankings).

    But don't forget about image optimization: making sure that your images rank well in the search results (especially image search). Getting links to your actual image URLs can help with that, and it can bring a significant amount of traffic to your site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bhartzer View Post
    But don't forget about image optimization: making sure that your images rank well in the search results (especially image search). Getting links to your actual image URLs can help with that, and it can bring a significant amount of traffic to your site.
    Yes, and it is also a good way to get your images stolen. A VERY significant number of users think that Google has the rights to the images in their image search and they are free for everyone to use. I had to set my wife straight on this.
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    Which type of optimization do you want to know about? There is a difference between optimizing an image for performance and optimizing images so that they show up in Google images.
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    A VERY significant number of users think that Google has the rights to the images in their image search and they are free for everyone to use.
    That's also why I put a watermark and my domain name in the corner of the photo, people can copy/paste photos but they aren't as savvy when it comes to editing a photo.

    I'm no so worried too much about people "stealing" photos and using them. My photography skills aren't that great anyway.

    I also let a lot of sites/forums/blog etc. hotlink to my photo(s), since they are linking directly to them. Helps a lot when you're trying to get a photo to rank in image search. Trust me, there's a lot of traffic there if you rank for certain keywords. Especially for those keywords where Google shows a search result that includes images.
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    In my opinion image optimization is nothing but you can optimize your image for particular keywords, so that it will appear top for some query at images.google.com. In order to do this you can use your keywords in "alt" tags but moreover it should be appropriate to that image.

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    Of course it is important, but since many of them have answered before I just can agree with them and to confirm that the main things are that the pages are loading fast, and quality images (I mean the images that are looking great and are unique) can bring you more and more visitors and that is the aim of the SEO, so you could sell your product or at least that is main thing to be noticed. The other important thing has came with Google images and you can read it in the post above mine, and that is also a part of the SEO, so try to benefit from it.

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    There actually is no such thing as an "alt tag". It is properly called an "alt attribute". The tag is "img" the attribute is "alt".
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    I recently read that now bigger images will rank better (on image searches), but ironically, they load slower, so might hurt your ranking (on regular searches)... seems like a catch 22.

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    HA....optimizing images just for search engines!

    Waste of time people!

    But still, if it makes you happy, spend your time doing so.

    I have found, many images I put on my blogs show up on google with nothing in alt, explanations, etal.
    Just a name for the image (got to save them on computer, thus a name, which usually is only one to two words period).

    And yes, people do search for images, and yes, I get visitors daily.

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