Photography & Image Optimisation for WordPress

Having written twice about SEO of Photography I don’t feel the need to duplicate content about SEO for Wedding Photographers or in general about image search optimisation for the web. However I do want to introduce you to a great plugin that I first found last year, its fairly simple in what it offers but the results are amazing.

WordPress Plugin for Photographers

The plugin called “seo friendly images” will automatically add the all important meta data to your image tags across your wordpress site (both old and new, unless you’ve added it yourself already). This meta data is the Alt Text and the Title attribute. The results are improved rankings for image search and improved rankings overall, as search engines know what your image is actually about – importantly it also helps with your website accessibility, which is a big thing for photography websites.

The plugin is developed by Vladimir Prelovac, his codes is constantly updated and for those using a ProPhoto theme I have tried and tested and it works there too. Further to this, the plugin is published under the GNU General Public License which basically means the work is open source and has contributors beyond just Vladimir. Best of all the plugin is FREE!

Download the WordPress Plugin for Photographers here

Settings Within the Photographers WordPress Plugin

seo-image-plugin-wordpressThere are two major settings to concern yourself with (actually the only real two). Those are the alt text formula and the title attribute formula.

To the right is how SEO Andy has this set.

For photographers, my general advice would be to use the below settings (feel free to copy and paste).

Alt Text – “%title – Wedding Photography by <brand name>”

Title Text – “Wedding Photography – %title %category”

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2 Comments on “Photography & Image Optimisation for WordPress”

  1. SEO Friendly Images is a great little plugin. When I build a website for a client, I teach them how to use WordPress. They are able to login to the WordPress dashboard and create an article and add their photos. Most of my web design clients have not trouble doing this. They do not however always add the alt text to the photos. With SEO Friendly images installed I don’t have to worry about it.

    1. Thanks for your comment Larry, thats why I use it, its that easy step and means you can limit the amount of tutorial work you need to give them. Also from a point of view of maintaining the site for SEO this makes life a little easier to ensure solid alt text data across the site.

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