Get your photograph noticed on Google Images

Posted on Mar 9, 2013 in photography

Over the last few months I have noticed something interesting about the hits on my blog.  Many of the referrals from Google are now coming from image search and not from keyword searches.

When someone does an image search on google for example and types in the word, “Times Square”, Google seems to actually use the file name of pictures on the internet as part of the return result criteria.  This means that pictures of Times Square that are called TimesSquare.jpg are very likely to get ranked higher in the image search.  This is good news if you want to get your photo noticed because oftentimes people upload their photographs on their sites under cryptic names and not of what the picture is of.  Your picture will stand out if it actually is descriptive about what is in it.  I have tried it in the past and it works and if your going to be posting photos anyway, why not call it something descriptive?

So if you want to get your photograph ranked on Google Images the key is to name your image file as descriptive as possible of what is in the image. I believe it works.

This picture is entitled “Best Running Pictures.JPG”.   I am going to test my theory with this picture to see if it actually gets ranked.

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