Images and Google
Merv and I read with interest recently an article about the importance of using images on Google.
It starts off saying:
The latest search engine updates have recently made it very clear that the less images you have on your website, the more Google will ignore you.
This underlines the message RS Net had in its recent Newsletters. Just look around you - wherever you go someone is taking happy snaps of anything and everything from a plate of food to an incredible sunset. Images mean something to us and these days it is easy to share.
We all know the web is a visual medium, we have all heard that a picture is worth a 1000 words, and it does affect visitors on your site.
Are your images relevant, of a suitable size for the modern wide screen, are they annotated with alternate text, so the search engines and the visually impaired can read or hear your message.
When you add an image to Facebook, you give it context by explaining where, what and why and with whom you took the photo - you are annotating it and giving it meaning.
The same process needs to be done on your website. Explain what it is illustrating & why it is important to your visitors.
So where do you find your images?
How can multiple images be displayed?
Once you have your images how will you display them. Image Galleries are a great way to go and allow you to use multiple images. Talk to your sales representatives about the image galleries (we have several versions!), or linked galleries. There are some with special effects, scrolling,etc
Sharing the images on your site.
BY THE WAY: Have you added a Facebook or social networking module to your site yet?
Do website visitors have the option to share your pages with friends?
RS Net as many are aware now works from a home office. At times we will come to your office or meet you halfway at a WIFI spot - depending on distance.
RS Net also has some sales people, with whom you may have worked previously.
Garry Hinitt firstname.lastname@example.org 0419 641 322
Sean McLoughlin email@example.com 0488 505 840
Margaret Renton firstname.lastname@example.org 0408 022 420
Merv Renton email@example.com 08 7324 3024
Please feel free to contact any of us to discuss your web needs.
Margaret & Merv