There’s a good chance that you’re going to use images at one point or another, regardless of the website you run or the publication you manage. We’re a very visual society these days, after all; a few well-placed pictures can drastically improve the look, feel, and readability of a site. Of course, if you fail to properly optimize these images, you’re going to be losing out.
Don’t underestimate the amount of traffic you can draw to your page with Google Image Search. Ensuring the images you use are properly optimized from both a user and search engine standpoint can work wonders for your site. By that same vein, improper image optimization could actually cause the rating on your entire page to drop.
Today, we’re going to go over a few best practices for your website’s images.