Search engine optimization plays a big part in driving traffic to your website and getting you noticed. And if you’re trying to make money through affiliate marketing with your blog, it becomes even more vital to make sure your site is optimized for the search engines.
Although SEO methods are constantly changing to keep up with the search engine algorithms, many of the basic techniques you should already be using still provide benefits to your website rankings. Specifically, for your photo blog you definitely want to include descriptive titles and descriptions with your images. Fortunately for WordPress bloggers, adding this information is very easy to do in the WP Image Library.
While some photo bloggers may prefer to include only photos on their website pages, the fact is that search engines do rely on the text of your site. Therefore, if you can include stories or other information about your images, you’ll be ahead of the game. If you’re including affiliate ads on your site, then it becomes even more important to include content (articles/blog posts) that relates to your target market.
At Affiliate Summit West 2014, there will be a number of educational sessions focusing on how best to optimize your content and site design. If you’re able to attend the conference, you’ll walk away with a bunch of tips you can implement into your photo blog. To see the complete conference agenda, visit the ASW website.