How To Tag Images In Your Blog Posts

Say what?! Yes! It’s time to correctly tag your images that you are using within your blog posts. Did you know that Google “reads” your images within your website and blog posts? Well I’m here to tell you that they do, and it’s really important that you utilize this added way to optimize your blog posts for getting better ranking on the search engines.

So here’s a quick video on how to correctly tag images in your blog posts.

Note: This all comes back to properly RESEARCHING and USING your keyword phrases. If you haven’t done this yet, or don’t know what I’m talking about, you can read more about keyword research and recommendation in our previous post.

Our finished tagged image looks like this:

real estate blogging

Once you have added the tags, when hovering over the image, you will see the “real estate blogging” keyword phrase pop up which is what not only the search engines will “read”, but also what your readers will see too.  To me there is nothing worse than hovering your mouse over an image and seeing something like “stpe123.jpg” wouldn’t you agree?

Another quick tip  when it comes to correctly tagging your images is to check out where they will grade your blogsite and even tell you how many of your images are not correctly tagged.

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  1. Dillon Rhodes January 4, 2011 at 5:05 pm - Reply

    Great tip, Suzanne! You should always fill out as much information as possible. Make yourself easy to find. Don’t forget to use similar steps with the post itself, as well as videos.

  2. Doug Francis January 4, 2011 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    That was a very helpful video and it is essential to have the title and alt text include relevant information.

    One tip I learned from was to include captions (when possible) because readers often look at those captions with interest and stay on your blog longer.

  3. Chris January 4, 2011 at 6:17 pm - Reply

    A must for Google image search and some bonus traffic. Although, most of the bonus traffic is simply looking to steal your images…lol

  4. Nick Carpenter January 4, 2011 at 8:35 pm - Reply

    I love this tip! So many people forget to take advantage of this quick tip to get more Google juice!

  5. Elizabeth Bouchard January 4, 2011 at 10:16 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the tip. I had been labeling my images but not filling out alternate text or description so I will be sure to do that. I frequently see photos labeled with underscores between words rather than spaces – is that relevant?

  6. Bob Zorechak January 5, 2011 at 1:14 am - Reply

    Excellent tips. Is there a list available for highly ranked real estate keywords good for use in blogging?

  7. David January 5, 2011 at 1:49 am - Reply

    I hope this doesn’t come out wrong. It is the little things that really make a difference. Tagging images is one of those little things that can pay huge dividends. I always name the image properly and include alt, description and captions. Squeeze every ounce of benefit you can get from every post.

    That is why I love WordPress. Insert an image but don’t insert too quickly. Go down the list of options and you will cover every base!

    Thanks Chris!

  8. Google Juice January 5, 2011 at 6:20 am - Reply

    Great tip but you should also mention that Google reads the image file names as well. The file names of the images on your site count towards your keyword Google juice. Your image file name in this example should be ‘real estate blogging’ and not ‘1-Tagging-Images.jpg’

  9. Namit Gupta January 7, 2011 at 4:11 pm - Reply

    I have read somewhere that search engines index only the clickable images ie. images which are links. is this correct?

  10. David Fialk January 15, 2011 at 10:45 am - Reply

    Thank you for the short, consise video on adding images to a blog.
    Question: Should you use just one description as you did: real estate blogging; or can you use multiple terms?

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  12. Dan Derry December 24, 2012 at 9:27 am - Reply

    Hello Tach Savvy,

    Brilliant tip. Thanks for the insight.

    Kindest Regards,


  13. NaplesRealEstate December 31, 2012 at 5:53 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the tips! Always helpful!

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