I’ve got a really simple SEO trick today!
This quick and easy Search Engine Optimization (SEO) trick is almost always overlooked but adds additional keywords (FOR FREE) to your company’s website that can help your ranking in the organic search results.
Just to review, SEO keywords help Google and other search engines understand what your website is all about. For instance, in the restoration industry – keywords such as “water damage cleanup” and “black mold removal” tell Google what services you offer. Combine that with your geographic location of “Madison, WI” or “Carmel, CA” and VIOLA! You’ve got search terms that Google can use to help direct potential clients to YOUR COMPANY.
Back to the tip! Normally when you download pictures from your camera and phone to your computer, you notice that the camera or phone assigns a filename those pictures and videos:
or worse yet…Phone: sdlu9032rksfiw6gp8pweo3490u593j2oj2wojojaf.jpg
Now, A LOT OF PEOPLE LEAVE THESE DEFAULT NAMES!!!!
I’m telling ya – you’re missing an opportunity to add FREE SEO keywords to your site! Because Google and all search engines “read” or “crawl” your website for keywords, using keywords in your filenames increases your chances of search engines ranking you a wee-bit higher.
Here’s the formula I use:
Start with WHAT describes you picture or video (hint: SO YOU CAN FIND THE FILE!)
Now for the list of SEO keywords
ALWAYS include the name of your company:
Then, descriptive words of relevance to the SEO in your website or blog:
Followed by your location or service area(s)
And finally, don’t use “spaces” or “_” between keywords. I’ll just say this, Google reads them as characters, such as %20 or X…not cool.
One last, super quick tip for doing this – HUGE TIME SAVER: If you have a image organizing program (such as Adobe Bridge), “batch renaming” is what you’ll use to rename multiple images at one time. But if you don’t, after you type your file name describing your image, you can have a Google Doc or a Word Doc with a list of the keywords you want attached to every image or video, then simply copy and paste the string of keywords. That way you’re not typing the same phrases a billion times…okay maybe a million!
Alright, any questions or comments you have, leave them in the comment box below!
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