Optimizing Through Google Image Search

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We are all aware that Google’s business nucleus is all about search.

For webmasters and publishers like us, being on the top list of this search engine is our priority and our focal point.  With Google Images, it can bring as much traffic as Google search itself. 

Oftentimes, we use this feature but do we really know the importance of using image searches instead of just plainly searching for key words? 

In layman’s term, it is merely the customized form of Google Search that allows the reader to search for relevant images instead of web pages.


Looking deeply into it, you’ll find out that you will be able to magnetize a great deal of extra visitors easily with very little additional work.

We have prepared ways and tips of getting more traffic using Google Image Search.  Read on, you might want to test some of these pointers:

1.Insert keywords into your Alt Text.  Alt Tag makes the search engine spiders grasp and distinguish the images.
Example: <img src=”http://www.yoursitename.com/images/f1-car.jpg” alt=”Formula1 Car” />

2.Name your Images with Descriptive Titles.  Make sure to use SEO Friendly File Names and add a relevant alternate name for your images.

3.Use relevant text around your images.  Use Adsense to asses overall content relevance.

4.Optimize your title and Meta tags.  Sort extensive categories of images to get a larger audience.

5.Use other text keywords in links to images.  Link to your images with keywords in anchor text.

6.Use Internal and Social Site Tags for your images.

7.Make your image folder accessible to search engines and make sure you are not jamming the image files or folder using your robots.txt file.

8.Re-upload and update your pictures once in a while to maintain search freshness.

9.Make your Google images standards-compliant.

10.Enable google image search in Webmaster Central.  You can use the feature Enhance Image Search to suggest your own images.

11.Try out Google Image Labeler.  This is to help google know more about your image and get it indexed quickly.

12.Use JavaScript to prevent framing of your webpages.

13.Use image sizing to target a search term.  Resize your images in case you are using duplicate images.

14.Monitor the number of Google images indexed.

15.If you want to grab search results, GoogleGrab is a tool that downloads images from Google Image Search. It even supports batch search.

16.Make thumbnails point straight to the images.  Greasemonkey script is a very useful tool to help you on this.

17.Enlarge pictures in the same window.

18.Check if your Images appear on Google Image Search
by simply going to Google then click on the “Images” link on the top left corner, then tye your “site:yourdomain.com.“  If your images are getting indexed correctly by Google, you should see a whole group of these images on the search results.

You can always try to experiment with all these options and don’t forget to keep an eye on all your results from your statistics counters and analytics panel. 
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