Optimize Images For SEO Purposes Easy Way

I’m going to tell you about a free plugin called Image Attributes Pro that you can find in WordPress repository.

This plugin easily allow you to optimize the images you display on your site for SEO purposes.

If you combine this plugin alongside an image compression plugin such as WP Smush not only will you have optimized images using Image Attributes Pro, but your page will load a little faster as well because the image file size is reduced by WP Smush.

Both are good when it comes to SEO…

WP Smush is easy to use and no technical knowledge required. In this post I will focus on Image Attributes Pro and show you how to use it.

After you install and activate  Image Attributes Pro on your site, you will want to go to the settings screen as shown below:

optimize wordpress images

You should uncheck the “Set Image Caption for new uploads”. Reason is that if you don’t, any image you upload the cation will appear underneath which most people don’t want.

Click save changes. Now, when it comes to using the plugin…

Before you upload an image to your site, you will want to change the image file name to something containing your keyword.

For example, say you have a picture of Banner Creator on your site, post, or page:

banner creator

You will want to rename the image with hyphens between words if it’s multiple words.

So an image of Banner Creator you will want to rename the image Banner-Creator before uploading it.

If you have multiple images within a post or page, rename them before uploading with some long tail keywords.

The plugin will automatically remove the hyphens and use the keyword as the title, caption, alt text, and description for that image:

SEO optimize image

So Image Attributes Pro is basically a 1-click sort of plugin that will save you some time and you will gain some SEO benefits from using it.