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How To Optimize Your Blog Images For Better SEO Rankings



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Running an online business or a  blog without knowing how to optimize your images is a huge step to failure.

People simply love photos because they indirectly send a clear message but sometimes they can seriously slow down your website’s load time.

Here are some tips to help you optimize your images and enjoy great performance of your blog.

1. Always Use Alt Tags

Alt tags are text alternatives to your images that are displayed in case a browser can’t display them.
If the image is properly displayed you can still see its alt tag when you hover your mouse pointer over it – and this small text is crucial to your SEO.

Associating the right keywords with images will help your website to get better rankings. Make sure you always fill the alt tag of every single image on your blog.

2. Describe File Names Properly

Have in mind that search engine crawlers look for relevant keywords not only in the text on your website, but also within your file names.
That’s why it’s way better to name your images properly in plain English than settle for generic names.

3. Choose Your Quality

When creating your pictures in a photo editor, you can always choose to save a file in different quality formats. The higher the quality, the heavier the image gets and the slower your page loads– saving the highest quality possible is not always the best thing to do.

Large images used as backgrounds that don’t really need high definition can be easily saved with an above-average quality that will be perfect to reduce file size and improve your blog’s load time.

4. Use The Right File Types

Generally, there are three basic image file types that are used commonly on the Internet – jpg, gif and png. Jpg is the standard web format since they’re very easy to compress and retain good quality.

Gifs have lower quality than jpgs and are usually used for icons or decorative images. Also , there is png, which is gaining popularity as an alternative to jpg, I think this is because they don’t degrade by re-saves like jpgs.

PNG file sizes are sometimes still too large, but they’re great for photos too.

5. Reduce File Size Of Your Images

After choosing your file type, the next thing to do is to make sure you everything you can to reduce its size. Don’t play with your website’s load time, it’s not a joking matter.

More than 3 seconds of waiting for a page to load is enough for most of your visitors to abandon a page.

If you can increase your pageload speed and considerably reduce the weight of your images, you’ll be doing a lot of good to your blog.

A good method I recommend is to choose ‘Save for Web’ in Adobe Photoshop – it will adjust the image to the lowest size acceptable for retaining its quality.

If you don’t use Photoshop, try free online tools like Pixlr, PicMonkey or GIMP.

6. Use Titles And Descriptions

When you’re uploading an image to your website, you can also add some information about the picture – its title and a short description.

This will act as the meta information which search engines read about your images to make sense of your website. Using smart image texts will significantly help you to improve your SEO ranking.

If you’re using WordPress, go to your media library > select an image > enter title and description.

Balance your image descriptions – use keywords relevant to your website.

With this I think you should be able to optimize your blog images and get better SEO rankings.

Michael Ajah is a Computer Science Student of The University of Port Harcourt and a Chelsea Fan. He loves RnB and a little mix of Trap Music. An awesome tech reviewer and analyst. Email - [email protected]


How To Compare Phones And Check Prices Before Buying



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Hello guys, I’ve been a bit slow in updating this part of the blog and it’s because I’ve been working really hard to add a How To Compare Phones And Check Prices feature.

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How To Compare Phones

I just added a price and spec comparison feature to this blog. You can compare phone specs and prices then buy it if there’s a link to the store available in the option. –

I normally go to e-commerce stores and pick out the lowest prices so you get the best value for your money.  Regular blog post updates would resume immediately.

Thanks for being an amazing reader.

Click Here To Compare Prices And Specs

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Combo VPN MTN Settings: Browse For Free On MTN Using This New Setting



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Combo VPN MTN Settings allow you to browse for free on the MTN Network. We all love free data and of course, there’s a reason why it’s not too common, that’s why I’m here.😀

Combo VPN MTN Settings

To give you information on free and affordable data plans so you don’t get ripped off by our internet service providers. So without further ado let’s get down to business.

Combo VPN MTN Settings For Browsing Free

What You’ll Need

  • An MTN sim without data
  • Default MTN APN settings
  • An Android Phone

First Download Combo VPN Here – Download Combo VPN

  • Open the app, then tap on Combo Settings and configure this way.
  •  Turn on Stealth Tunnel
  • Connection protocol – TCP
  •  Connection Port – 443
  •  Turn on the switch for Connect via parent proxy
  • Edit and set parent proxy as and 8080 as port
  • Turn on the switch for Custom TCP/http header
  • Edit Custom TCP/http headers
  •  URL/host:
  • Request method: CONNECT
  • Injection method: Normal
  • Tick keep-alive and user-agent
  • Press Generate and Validate and Save.
  • Save all settings and Connect

    This works without data or Airtime 0.0k on your MTN line and it is capped. It is capped around 50Mb to 100Mb daily. It renews daily.
    If it stops, simply open the Combo app again and change URL/host to
    If you are an mpulse user and you have mpulse data, then open the Combo app again and change the URL/host to

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