Question: Is there something wrong with multiple images per page, or is one the minimum?
Answer: In the Google SEO Guide, they say ‘optimize the use of images.’ What they are saying is use the ALT attribute (and put keywords in there) to TELL Google what this is a picture of. So a great SEO page has keywords –
Now, let’s talk about images. IF Google sees AT LEAST one image with the KEYWORDS in the ALT attribute this is a POWERFUL signal that this page is very focused on that keyword phrase. So I recommend at least ONE image per page that REINFORCES the TITLE tag.
Beyond one? Perhaps two… but you can OVER DO it. That’s called KEYWORD STUFFING and is bad in terms of SEO. If a page is TOO PERFECT, TOO OPTIMIZED, TOO DENSE… it will be deprecated. So don’t OVERDO is. Don’t UNDERDO it. I recommend one image, but not more than three… Three is even pushing it. But at least one.
That’s why it’s the ART of SEO as much as the SCIENCE of SEO. 🙂
Got a question? Click this link to email Jason or call 888-993-1122. Dr. Jason McDonald is founder and Senior SEO / Social Media Director of the JM Internet Group. He teaches the SEO training classes for the group, and therefore provides most of the SEO tips for this blog. His goal with this blog is to provide an easy 'one-stop shop' for the busy marketer looking for tips, tricks, and secrets on how to get to the top of Google and Bing for free using proven SEO tactics. When not dreaming up SEO tips, Dr. McDonald lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, two dogs, a cat, four iguanas and twelve children (just kidding). Really you read down to the bio on this guy? Enjoy the blog.
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