Gallery SEO Settings / Image Options

  • I would like to know if there are any options or ways to optimize uploaded images for SEO. While I know there is one generic "Meta" for one gallery itself I am concerned how to deal with nameing and labeling my images as I usually have to do for SEO purposes . I am not sure if pagekit can handle this at this time?

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    1. <img src="images/thumbs/optimizedseoname.jpg" alt="optimized seo description" />
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  • I would like to know if there are any options or ways to optimize uploaded images for SEO. While I know there is one generic "Meta" for one gallery itself I am concerned how to deal with nameing and labeling my images as I usually have to do for SEO purposes . I am not sure if pagekit can handle this at this time?

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    1. <img src="images/thumbs/optimizedseoname.jpg" alt="optimized seo description" />

    That is the way it works in pagekit too! Just try it out if you do set the wrong path to the img file the alt name will be displayed.

  • Huh? If I set the "wrong path"?

    Plus: if I upload multiple files - how does it look like and work?

    Well if you ant to check out that the Alt parameter for the image works you can just write a one wrong character and you will see in the front end that it will show the alt name of the image instead of the image. This is a default behavior on any content management systems I know.



    You can add several image too it works same for any image, but don't forget to turn off the tinymce editor before doing it, in code mirror mode you control the code you wrote not a software that is fine enough for a blog, but still not perfect.


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    Fossy

  • If you're primary goal is to get high ranking results in Google's image search, then there's really very little you need to do. If you upload a photo/image and include a fairly detailed 'alt' description, Pagekit sites - using the gallery component or not - do extremely well in getting you much better return results than anything I've used as a CMS before, with the exception of maybe Koken.


    As an example... Use Google search for the keywords: baby-nurses enami

    [ "baby-nurses" is part of the alt-description, and "enami" is from the site's context for all content, where T. Enami is the photographer. ]


    You'll see my site showing up in the top 5 in the text results ( 'Baby-nurses' variations | Enami at Lumiworx.com ), and clicking over to the image results tab, it will display 7 out of the top 11 images as those on one of my personal sites. Keep in mind that when I first created these pages, I'd forgotten to go back and add ANY details under the meta descriptions for any content. At some point I intend to add those details in, but I can't argue with the results I've had so far without them. If you look at the tag markers on the image results, you'll also see that my site name is listed early in the 'tag cloud' too as a filter.


    In my case the keywords provided by the site overall and the alt-descriptions aren't necessarily generic words/term, so that helps to raise the rankings too. I doubt you'd end up with anywhere near the same results for a photo of your cat pawing at a fish bowl. Having said that, Google seems to have no problem with Pagekit (and Pagekit w/ a gallery) in finding and indexing images with good results.

  • I also noticed for a site of mine, where somebody is mentioned on a page, then if you search the name on google images, images on that same page appear in the result, even I didn't "programmed" google to know this ...

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