Media and SEO best practices (2 posts)

  1. Bailey
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I've read about various methods of connecting my images to pages that will improve SEO.

    My method for adding photos to my WordPress site to this point has been:
    1. upload my images to Media library 2. in Page, add Media

    Is there a different method which results in better SEO and will not be lost when upgrading to new versions of WordPress?

    Any input is much appreciated!

  2. Tom Leger
    Posted 2 years ago #

    For best results with photos and SEO, the photo should also be named using the most descriptive and appropriate words. Example: an image named photo123.jpg is not as useful as an image named used-books-pittsburgh.jpg.

    To change an image's file name in WordPress, you'll need a plugin, such as Media File Renamer.

    Other things to keep in mind is that each photo should have a title, caption, and alt text. You can set these items in the WordPress media library.

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