Throughout January we will be running our 31 Day Blog Challenge: 31 days to clean up, grow and improve your blog. What better time than the start of a new year to get things sorted and ready to go for a brand new year of blogging?
We'll be sharing 31 tips, ideas, and strategies for you to get things in order and make blogging easier. This is Day 13.
Today's tip could be a quick fix or... a two cup of coffee job! It's time to fill in the alt tags on all your blog's photos!
Sounds super fun doesn't it? Not really - it can be a bit tedious but, it has a huge payoff. Alt tags are very important for SEO, both for your images, and for your posts as a whole.
And, with Pinterest being so popular, it's even more important. Pinterest pulls in your alt tags content as the description for your photos when people pin them. You have a great opportunity to fill this in instead of leaving people to their own devices. You can make sure your blog name is included too!
We've got lots of great tips for you on filling in your alt tags and why they're important:
You won't want to miss this post on Using Photos to Improve your SEO - it's got tips and screenshots on how to fill in the alt tags for your photos.
And you'll want to check out this post on Pinterest that explains how to write good descriptions for your photos to encourage people to click through to your blog.
While many of us are taking these steps now on our blogs, a lot of us have old posts that could use a little alt tag love. Now is the time to go back and start fixing those old posts (tip: in a few days, we have a task for you that will benefit from those old post photos being fixed up!)