Showing posts with label Images. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Images. Show all posts

Monday, September 18, 2017

Add Special Effects To Your Images Using Glitter Graphics

Add Special Effects To Your Images Using Glitter Graphics
Are you looking to add special effects to your photos or your online profile? If so, you have to start using Glitter Graphics. If you have never heard of this, then it is time to understand about the inner workings of this tool. It is a graphic tool that helps you add animation and glitter to your images. It helps you to intensify the beauty of an image. You can either use glitter effects on your image or make use of the glitter images that are already available. You can even add glitter effects to the text. For instance, you can title your image and add glitter effects to the title. Other effects like changing the font size, image size is also possible using a glitter tool.

Social Networking Sites play a vital role in communication. Many individuals spend loads of time editing their profile and images in social networking sites. You can use glitter tools to enhance the appearance of your profile and photos in the social networking sites. You can even share a glitter image with a message to your friends. There are lots of online websites that offer glitter effects tool. You can even find some websites that offer basic glitter tools for free. You can also use these glitter tools to improve the appearance of your website. Glitter tools gain attention to a page. If you are looking to promote your online business, you can add glitter tools to your portal to make it more attractive and gain attention from the visitors.

The glitter tools are very simple to use. The series of instruction in the website of the glitter tool provider will help you learn the working of glitter tools. If you are planning to use an image that is already available, you can simple choose a theme and find a glitter image relevant to the theme. You can then share this glitter image by adding text or title to the image. If you are looking to use your own images, then you can simply upload your image from your computer and choose the glitter effects that you want to add to your image. You can try using various glitter images on your photos to decide on a glitter graphic that best suits your photo. Take advantage of Glitter Graphics and make your photos look unique and special.


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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Optimize Images For Search - Your Traffic is Only a Light Switch Away

Optimize Images For Search - Your Traffic is Only a Light Switch Away

It always surprises me when I see websites where images are either ignored, or undervalued, or both. Really, your traffic will come in flowing if you follow these simple steps and make sure your images meet the basic search engine requirements.


Every standards-compliant, Google-sensitive image reference should contain these five key items:


1. A src (source) attribute specifying the destination URL of the image
2. A width declaration where the width of the image is specified in pixels
3. A height declaration where the height of the image is specified in pixels
4. An alt (alternative text) attribute that describes the content of the image
5. A title attribute that contains text to be displayed when the user hovers the mouse over the image


So, the ideal XHTML image reference would look like this:




Now, you probably still have questions, so here are some Q&As:


1. Do all the images need to be in one folder?
Yes. The entire folder will be crawled even if just one image in on the page. It is not, however, it's a good idea to include page components that are images (i.e. borders, dividers, etc.) in a separate folder.


2. Do I need a sitemap for images?
No. I actually double-checked with Google and the answer is definitely no. If you include direct image URLs in sitemap, Google won't index the images because they do not index the images directly, but rather index the page on which the image appears.
Rather, make sure the image folder is not blocked by your robots.txt.


3. Does image file name matter?
It does. Also, use dashed between words, rather than underscores. Originally, alt text was introduced to improve the usability for people using plain text browsers. So, it is a safe assumption that if a plain text browser does not see the image information in text format, neither will the search engine crawler.


4. Do I need to use a caption by the image?
Yes. Placing a small caption directly under, on top, or on the side of the image will help the search engine see what the image is about, and with a caption, you can be more descriptive about the image.


5. Should I monitor the number of Google images indexed?
Yes! Simply type on http://www.images.google.com?q=site:yoursite.com


Also, check out the Google Image Labeler http://images.google.com/imagelabeler/ which allows you to label images already indexed by Google better.


Lastly, view this video from SMX West on the Image Search:
• Some background on the reach of Image Search
• Interesting findings on the behavior of image searchers
• Our efforts at handling multiple image referrers
• How to best feature images (image quality and placement, relevant surrounding text, etc.)



About The Author:
Maria Nikishyna is the Client Manager for Point It! Inc. and the author of Search Marketing Blog.
Maria is an accomplished search engine marketer specializing in Pay-Per-Click (PPC) and Search Engine Optimization (SEO). She oversees lead generation programs for small and medium size businesses, helping clients get outstanding results on a reasonable budget. Maria has a degree from the University of Washington.