WordPress Plugin – Boost Traffic by Automatically Adding SEO to your Images

by Elaine on February 25, 2012

WordPress plugin – In followup to my previous post about the importance of adding alt and title descriptions to your IMG tags, I found a WordPress plugin that will automatically add them to your images.  This is for the lazy people who always forget to add these texts to their images.  Although this is a good habit to keep to add in the ALT and TITLE elements to your image tags yourself.   Maximizing the SEO of your images will improve your traffic from search results and make your images W3C/xHTML valid as well.

This is a free WordPress plugin that I found called ‘SEO Friendly Images’.  This plugin can be found in the Wordpress Extend Directory and is very easy to use and setup.

See below on how to install and setup the SEO friendly Images Plugin:

  • Search and Install ‘SEO Friendly ImagesWordpress plugin
  • Activate Plugin
  • Setup SEO friendly Images Plugin

1.  Search and Install ‘SEO Friendly Images’ WordPress plugin

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Wordpress Plugin - Install SEO friendly Images

  • Login to your WordPress Administrator Panel
  • Click on ‘Plugins’, ‘Add New’
  • In the Term, search for:
    • Term = SEO Friendly Images
    • Click on ‘Search Plugins’
  • Click  on ‘Install Now’

2.  Activate Plugin

Once the SEO friendly WordPress plugin has been successfully installed, you can activate the plugin in your plugin list.

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WordPress Plugin - Activate SEO friendly Images

  • Click on ‘Plugins’, ‘Installed Plugins’
  • Click  on the ‘All’ tab, Search for:  SEO Friendly
  • Click  on the ‘Search Installed Plugins’ button
  • Under the plugin name ‘SEO Friendly Images’, click on ‘Activate

3.  Setup SEO friendly Images Plugin

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Wordpress Plugin - Click on "Settings", SEO Friendly Images"

Now that the SEO Friendly Images plugin is installed and activated, you can configure what you want to store in your ALT and TITLE image descriptions.   To see your SEO Friendly Image settings, go to:

  • Click on ‘Settings’, ‘SEO Friendly Images’
  • Under Image Options, you can set:
    • ALT attribute (example: %name %title) = %name %title
    • TITLE attribute (example: %name photo) = %title
  • Click on ‘Update Options’
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Wordpress Plugin - SEO Friendly Images Settings

Now SEO Friendly Images will automatically adds alt and title attributes to all your images in all your posts specified by parameters in the plugin settings.

Hope this helps!

Thanks,

Elaine

 Wordpress Plugin   Boost Traffic by Automatically Adding SEO to your Images

Elaine

Elaine is the founder of CmsMind, an online blog providing Joomla and WordPress tutorials. Elaine lives in Toronto and when she is not online, she is either Marathon and Triathlon training or travelling and racing somewhere in the world. Find her also at: Save Money, Premium Themes and Templates, and at Webhosting Tips.

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