Don't forget to add alt tags to your images.

Add ALT tags to your images for SEO

If you're using Yoast SEO or another legit SEO plugin, you probably know this already. But it's always nice to be reminded of on-page SEO best practices. Don't forget to add alt tags to your images, using the focus keyword you chose for your page / article.

For instance, the image in this blog post includes "alt tags" as the alt tag ;-)

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Your focus keyword should appear:

  • in your page's SEO title (which you set via Yoast SEO).
  • in your page's meta description (also defined via Yoast)
  • in the slug of your page ( = the URL )
  • Ideally in the first paragraph of your copy
  • In the body of your post (but avoid "keyword stuffing")
  • In the alt tag of your image(s)

Yoast SEO advises to write a text consisting of minimum 300 characters but you'll get a green dot (for good SEO) from Yoast even with a shorter article, if properly structured. This piece (152 words) passed the test ;-)

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