Images are a key part of any website’s effectiveness, but we often upload data and figure we’ll label, or categorize it later.
Here’s why you need to name your files.
5 reasons to name your images & media
1. Searchable on your PC
Even from before you have uploaded your images adding keywords makes it easy to find on your PC as a matter of convenience.
2. Searchable in the WP media library
If you have a lot of media on your site having the files labelled with relevant keywords makes it easy to find the right file at any time.
3. Title tags filled in automatically
The Title tag is the main way that search engines know what a file is and what keywords it relates to. The Alt-Text can be pasted from the Title and is used an alternate text for an image, if the image cannot be displayed.
When WordPress uploads a file it uses the file name to create the Title.
Keep in mind that images title and alt-text can be edited on a post specific basis.
Filling in your alt and title tags are important for any resource you add to a web page. This also helps you add weight to a post that focuses on a specific keyword phrase. More on SEO and images…
5. Time Saved
By naming your files you save a lot of trouble in lost data and un-searchability both on your machine and on the web. Plus there’s the fact that to mean anything to search engines you’re going to have to name the file anyway, so why not do it from the outset?