Metatags for Pics, or Don’t Do As I Do

So, I didn’t understand SEO or tagging photos, and now I’m suffering for it. Over the past several months, I’ve been going back through and adding metatags in. My gallery site and blog here were fairly quick to go through, but my portfolio site for my costume work is taking me forever. Literally hundreds of photos, that a lot of time I was in such a hurry to get up that I just didn’t pay attention.

In the end, the pain will be worthwhile, I hope, in driving traffic a little more. For example, if I have Take Back Your Mink from Guys and Dolls, and that image comes up while someone is looking up the show, it gets my name out there. But if I only have adelaide4 as the title, which is what it currently is, then it won’t ever come up. But we are talking long boring hours of trying to come up with descriptions because I am too poor to hire someone to do this for me. (Hear that, spammers? Don’t bother me cuz I don’t got nuthin’ for you.) As a do-it-yourself creative, and a huge proponent of being one, mistakes are part of the process. But take a lesson from me. Do yourself a favor, and every time you upload a photo, take the time to add a decent title and alt tag. Look up some articles on the best way to do this. Be as descriptive as possible.

I still have a long way to go on this project, but I will get it done eventually. Keep chipping away like I do everything else. Living that freelancer’s balance of paid work and getting more paid work. Good times, good times.

1 thought on “Metatags for Pics, or Don’t Do As I Do

  1. Thank you. I am just beginning and learning as I go on my own. My Isagenix website was rather easy and I plan on adding it to this one if I can ever get it going.

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