Sunday, March 02, 2008

Tip to get more traffic to your blog.

On thing that I have noticed that gets more traffic to your blog is the use of images. I know this might sound like a oversimplification but follow me with this one.

One of the biggest searches online is for images. Don't believe me, monitor your traffic and see how many Google and Yahoo searches your blog gets for images.

Including an image with your post provides another way for the post to be found. But here is the catch, you need to make sure that the browser knows that an image is being displayed. So that the search engines can find it.

The things that must be done to ensure that the search engines find your images is to give your images a meaningful name. And to use the HTML alt attribute when posting your images.

For examples on how to use HTML and the alt attribute please see HTML Images

The alt attribute is used to define an "alternate text" for an image. The value of the alt attribute is an author-defined text:

[img src="boat.gif" alt="Big Boat"]

The "alt" attribute tells the reader what he or she is missing on a page if the browser can't load images. The browser will then display the alternate text instead of the image. It is a good practice to include the "alt" attribute for each image on a page, to improve the display and usefulness of your document for people who have text-only browsers.

Note that in the above example I am using the [ and ] symbols to replace < and >, so that the text can be displayed.

Also in the example above the image named boat.gif has a name that will help it to be found by the search engines, and also the alt attribute gives more info that will help any one searching for "big boat" find this post.

I hope you find this tip helpful, as you build your blogs and drive more traffic to your blogs so that your affiliate marketing campaigns work more efficiently.


1. Use images when you post in your blog.
2. Give the images a meaningful name that helps them to be found by search engines.
3. Use the "alt attribute" to further help the search engines find your images.

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