Images with descriptive names

Using descriptive names, along with the HTML "alt" attribute will help search engines spiders to better understand what the image represents.

From the user perspective, the search engines are focusing on delivering relevant results in their index. Best practices for images names:

  • use names that will describe the images: e.g Joomla-logo.jpg instead of img10.jpg
  • avoid using long filenames
  • save images in a directory used only for images: Joomla! has a special directory for images by default: /joomla/images/
From a SEO perspective, following the recommendations above increases the website chances to be listed in Google Images or in the main index, especially after Google has included in the results page links to videos or images.

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