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Driving Traffic to Your Site – How to Leverage Google Images

Traffic is any blogger’s or Internet marketer’s dream. It gives our online business the juice to thrive in the very competitive atmosphere of the World Wide Web, particularly post Google Panda update. I’ve followed every SEO recommendation on how to generate traffic and did some experiments of my own. My blog used to have an average of 50 to 80 visitors per day. I would make sure that articles have a good percentage of keywords. I would also publish articles in directories with backlinks to my blog. One day, I posted a photo with keyword-optimized filename and tag with no clear idea how it would benefit my site. A few weeks later, while checking my stats, I noticed that I got the most visitors for the post with the photo in it. Another telling discovery: The traffic for that photo came from Google Images. Since then, I took the time to study how else I can drive traffic to my site using images. In this article, I will share with you what I have learned about images and how they can be used to drive traffic to your site. It’s in the Numbers According to Ben Ling, Google’s Director of Search...
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Tips for Getting Your Images Ranking on Image Search

Everyone in the SEO field knows about link building, but there is a certain amount of arcane knowledge when it comes to getting good image search rankings. If you are a photographer, stock image seller or any other website that makes money through images, ranking in this search is essential. Here are a few tips to help boost your efforts. Image size First off, images should be optimized for size so that they load quickly, as it can be argued that load time affects the ranking of images and that is the overall website. By reducing the file size the load time will be reduced which can only be a positive in terms of SEO. This is more a consideration for those who have had a CMS web design and who are required to update the content themselves. Name Your Images Until image processors are so advanced that they can tell what an image is strictly from the pixels, all images are going to be ranked by name and content. When you upload an image from a digital camera or scanner you are probably going to get a name like dsc0000425.jpeg. All that tells us is that it is an image,...
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