How I get extensive traffic from Google Images!
There is a lot of talk about SEO for obtaining lot of traffic for your blog or website, indeed SEO works and must be implemented, but if you want to squeeze out some more juice from the efforts put into SEO, you have to look into some more interesting stuff that Google has to offer! Today, I teach you how to get traffic from google images in few simple steps, not just traffic, but EXTENSIVE traffic.
Ranking higher up in the main website search is a tiring job and it can take months when the competition is high. Although on other hand, google images is highly neglected and thus ranking higher up over there becomes very very easier.
In matter of days, you can get your images to rank up higher in a particular niche. Sometimes, you can even dominate a particular niche.
The secret to get the most out of google images is to publish a post related to some hot topics going on the internet. The gaming niche has a high rate of search since a lot of gamers out there are looking for “<game> screenshots”, “<game> posters”, etc. Now, when a game is announced, the number of searches related to that increase tremendously, there are absolutely no images on the web or even if there are, they are small in number. So, the chance for you to rank higher up quickly becomes very HIGH! The best thing about this, you can rank in the first 10 or even first 30 images overnight!
How to optimize images?
You might be obviously wondering how the hell can I optimize images?! Well, the optimizing criteria for images revolves around the keyword as it does in the regular website search. Now where do I put the keyword in the images, should I edit the filename?
Yes! That is just 1 thing you can do out of the remaining 4.
You need to take care of all the following parameters for the image.
•Keyword in the picture’s name
•Keyword in the image’s alt tag
•Keyword in the image’s title and description
•Keyword in the post
•Keyword in the title, description and tags of the page
Editting the Alt tag, description, caption can be done while adding images in your wordpress post.
I am sure there must be some available option in blogger and other blogging tools out there.
In the example shown, I have used Sea Gulls as my keyword. I took care that the keyword appears in all the required parameters. Among which, Alt Tag is the most important parameter and you should never forget to edit it, EVER!
After some observations, I found out that Google image crawler usually looks for alt tag while deciding which image to rank first. So if you miss out that tag, you know the rest 😀
In the Link URL, what I have done is, I added a link to one of my previous posts. Doing so always helps since you are linking back to your previous posts and this will help drive some traffic to rest of the pages on your blog .
Another idea that you could use is, if you are going to post some premium images on your webpage, and in case you want to sell those to your visitors, you could rather make a thumbnail of the size 200 x 200 or whatever size you would want, and link back to some stock photo website where they can buy that image. In this case, you need to be an affiliate of the website that you are linking back to.
This is one way of making some cash out of affiliate marketing. You can think of variety of creative ideas, there are a lot of methods on the internet which you can find for making money with images!
If you want to further optimize your webpages to get some incredible amount of traffic, check out my previous post about “How I get extensive traffic from StumbleUpon” Or you can go look at how you can optimize your webpages for search engines in very simple steps.
With all these simple steps, you can rank higher up and you can finally get traffic from Google images.