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Optimize your page for Image search redirecting

I came across this page in a blog that was getting massive hits ..just becasue he was having one image ranked right high on google image search as the pic lucy. Now fortunatley he had his hits counter public for me to have a peek . It helps really when that guy manged to put up a hot looking girl as well as the image redirecting to url.Donot underestimate the power of image search to gettin you good traffic to your website

some tips on gettin your image ranked on google

Optimise for Google Image Search

Google Image search operates a little differently to the main search, and therefore when you optimise for Google image search, there are a few extra things to keep in mind. This article summarises the main things to note when optimising for Google image search. Yahoo and MSN also have an Image search facility, and most of these points also apply to Yahoo and MSN.

What is Google Image Search?
People looking for images will use Google's image search facility instead of the main search. This makes sense when you are looking for stock images or want to see more about a topic.

The Google Image bot
Google has a bot which spiders the web for content, which it then includes in the index. For image results, Google uses a different bot, which indexes only image results. The key difference between the two is that the image bot visits much less frequently. While Googlebot may visit every week, Googlebot-image may only visit your site every 6 months. Getting images indexed is a very slow process.
All the more reason to get started early.

Google is a blind user
The W3C keep talking about how you should design your website for blind people, who use screenreaders to browse the web. While many web designers ignore this because it's such a small portion of the market, keep in mind that Google is also a blind user.
Because Google can't actually see your images, it relies heavily on how you describe your image.

The Google Image Search Algorithm
I won't pretend to know how the Google Image search works. But if I was writing one, I would start with the following ...

* Use image ALT tag to determine content
* Use image Filename to determine content
* Use surrounding text to determine content
* Use overall page theme to determine content

In lieu of any further instruction or in-depth analysis, this is a logical place to start.

ALT Tags
Alt tag spam has been around since the dawn of time. Because it works. I'm not going to advocate spam, because although it may work in the short term, it's longevity that decent websites want.
The best thing to do with an ALT tag is to describe the image - as you would to someone over the telephone.
If your image is a picture of a bamboo coffee table, then your Alt tag should start with "Bamboo coffee table". To optimise a little further without being accused of spamming, you can expand this to "Bamboo coffee table from Bambusero, Auckland NZ".

Image Filename
I made some recommendations to a friend this morning on how he should name his images. I think the examples I gave sum it up nicely.
Osiris009.JPG should be osiris-coffee-table-9.jpg
shelvesdetail2.jpg should be bamboo-rimu-bookshelf-2.jpg
0763_sam.jpg should be bamboo-flagpole-763.jpg
0764_sam.jpg should be bamboo-lengths-on-trailer.jpg

The filename should describe the content of the image. The best way to describe an image is to use relevant keywords, and this is also the best way to describe the image to Google, Yahoo and MSN. By naming your images to logical user friendly names, you are also performing SEO on your images.


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