How To Make Your Blog Images SEO Friendly With Single Click

Listen audio version
Make Blog Images SEO Friendly
  • Save

SEO of a WordPress blog is done on many levels: Starting from onsite to on page SEO.Few important factors in SEO are using an appropriate image, appropriate keywords and; appropriate tag.

Images on your blogs are extremely important to get traffic from image-based search engines like Google image search. Here, unlike text-based content, search engine bots can’t see and identify your content like a normal user. They rely on the image ALT tag to identify and understand an image. Along with this, texts which are around your images also help to improve the ranking of your images in the image search engine.


How to add Alt tag to WordPress images:

Whenever you add an image into your blog post, you get an option to add Title and Alt tag, which takes care of image SEO. One easy way to add the Alt tag is manually by adding it to every image you upload. However, when you have an already existing site and you have to edit all old images to add alt tags, editing manually is a very time-consuming task. To our rescue is SEO Friendly Images WordPress Plugin.

SEO Friendly Images is one useful free WordPress image SEO plugin, which quickly adds ALT tag to your images.

In this guide, I will share how can you use SEO friendly images plugin to optimize WordPress blog images for search engine. This plugin is developed by Valadmir, who is also a developer of popular plugin SEO smart links and founder of ManageWP service. So, let’s start with this plugin:

  • Install and activate SEO friendly images plugin. <Link>
  • Once activated, go to Settings > SEO friendly images and configure the settings
SEO friendly images Setting
  • Save

Using this plugin you can automate both Title and Alt tag of your image. Though Search engine uses only Alt tag to understand your image, but title also plays a major role and it’s a good idea to give a meaningful name to your Title.

The best way to use this plugin is by giving a meaningful name to your image before uploading. Instead of uploading images like DSC0023.jpeg or so on, give it a Keyword-rich name before uploading. For ex: SEO-friendly-image.jpeg.

An ideal settings will be:

  • Use %name for ALT tag
  • %Title for Title tag

Click on update options and that’s it. Now, your images will help you to increase the overall On-page SEO of your blog. Along with SEO friendly images plugin, I highly recommend you to Install ShortPixels, which will help you to optimize the size of your images and will also help you to load your page faster.

If you want to make most out of Images on your blog, you can also create sitemap for your WordPress blog images and submit it to Google search console.

What do you think? Do you have any more tips to make Images SEO Friendly? Tell us about it in the comments below.

Subscribe on YouTube

Make Blog Images SEO Friendly
  • Save
Authored By
A Blogger, Author and a speaker! Harsh Agrawal is recognized as a leader in digital marketing and FinTech space. Fountainhead of ShoutMeLoud, and a Speaker at ASW, Hero Mindmine, Inorbit, IBM, India blockchain summit. Also, an award-winning blogger.

27 thoughts on “How To Make Your Blog Images SEO Friendly With Single Click”

  1. Wow thats great…i should have enabled it earlier!
    Anyway its still not that late… just going to do it!

  2. Alt text is always good for search engines because for a simple reason. Bots do not know to read Images 😉

  3. is there a plugin which lets us change alt tag of all images on the blog?
    have around 260 images . dont want to go into each blog post at each image and change the alt tag . too messy

  4. Unfortunately this plugin does not work. It will override any manually set alt tags, so not that great afterall

  5. I want to know that if i will upload my image by default like we normally update in wordpress ,this plugin will create alt of that image or we need to do something else

  6. I have downloaded the plugin, thanks for discussing this. I am not aware about those “alt tags” for images.

  7. Scott Stewart

    I would like to install this plugin, but is it true what Vic wrote above? That this plugin only changes the title tag and not the alt?

  8. Thanks Harsh,
    I just wondering for this kind of plugin.
    My all 4 images don’t have alt tag. So just adding now to my blog.

  9. Another great post for you. Sometimes bloggers do all the heavy work of researching and putting up great articles but forget to pay attention to little things such as naming these images properly and end up not having the right traffic.

  10. Hey Harsh !

    Really nice tutorial. As per your recommendation, I too use but one common problem I face is not able to smush images having size more than 2Mb as doesn’t smush such large images.

    Any other plugin recommendation for such large images ? If available please share with me…

    Thanks !

  11. Harsh, If i add caption for an image when uploading. This SEO Friendly image is replacing the alt tag with the caption. Is there any possibility to fix this.? or any other plugin to automatically ADD CAPTION along with ALT AND TITLE TAGS.? Thanks.

  12. Thanks Harsh for such detailed post on using images properly on blogs. The alt tag funda is hardly spoken but I am glad you cover it nicely.
    Also, I would really like to know how to create custom images for blog (without using photoshop). And how to add your blog watermark on the images. I’m sure you can help on these.

  13. is there any way to change the alt tags on images that are allready inserted into posts? because it’s only changing the alt text in media library not on the images allready posted.

  14. Mine is a tutorial site and I need to use lot of Images in my posts. This is Handy for me to give alt names for my images. Thanks for sharing this plugin.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top
Share via
Copy link