Images Are The KeyThere are many techniques to increase google traffic, but the one that I've found the most effective is also surprisingly the easiest.
Traffic tip in second part of post...
When readers are searching for recipes---say for a delicious BANANA BREAD---often times readers will also search for images of the final result. I rarely make a recipe without first seeing a picture of what the final result is supposed to look like and I think that many google users do the same.
Searching For Images
Google has a function that allows users to search for key words either by searching web sites that contain that word, or searching for images that contain the key word.....this is where these two easy tips come in handy!
When Naming Images, Be Specific!This is one of the most important tips...be specific when naming images. Google reads the titles of your images to determine whether it contains a key word. For instance, I used the image above in my post about HOW TO MAKE BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE, and I titled the file "balsamic-vinaigrette.jpg". This way, whenever anyone searches for "balsamic vinaigrette", I'm assured that my image will come up during that image search. Be descriptive and separate words with dashes.
Included Keywords Inside Alt-QuotesIn blogger all of your images are converted into code. Toward the bottom of the code there is a line that reads
Inside of the quotes is where you can add descriptive keywords. This will assign keywords to your images and allow google to scan your pictures and therefore rank your posts higher!
These two simple techniques have made HUGE differences in my google traffic. You must try it!