Question: How long it too long when naming images? and does order matter in that case? and in the example you separated with dashes, is that best practice or are periods OK too? (mothers.day.roses vs mothers-day-roses).
Answer: OK, I think I misunderstood this in class. No one really knows. So I would keep them short, like 20 characters or less, use dashes to parse words. The trick is to put keywords all over your site, but not to overstuff it, don’t make it look super spammy. So mothers-day-roses.jpg is probably the extent of it. Not mothers-day-roses-for-2011-flowers.jpg.
Google is smart. You can’t over do it. But underdoing it is usually the real problem.
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