Alt-Tag SEO: A WordPress for Beginners Lesson

WordPress for Beginners: SEO Hints and Tips

Hello. I am Jan Ashby, an internet marketer and wordpress user. I want to help the Beginners to wordpress today. If you fall into this category – beginner to seo and wordpress, this post is just for you!

I want to do a brief lesson on blog posts, and adding your images. For seo purposes, you want to please the search engines. So I’ll help you visualize Alt-tag seo – which simply means optimization of your blog’s images.

Don’t worry, I’ll also add the Alt-Tag SEO video here, to help you visualize it better.

After all, some people do learn better with video. And others like to READ fast. So I’m giving you both options.

ALT-TAG SEO: For Beginners

  STEPS: There are 3 basic things to do

  1) When saving a chosen image to your computer, you want to
     NAME the file with the keyword you’ve selected

  2) Title your image with your chosen keyphrase

  3) Alternate Text – Use chosen keyword for this    

 

Chosen Image: Make Sure Your Image is Relevant

 Naturally, you wouldn’t want to use an irrelevant picture – if you’re promoting an internet marketing course, you wouldn’t plop a picture of a high-powered camera in the middle of your post                                 
    

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Want Some Help? Check out Sakura

If you are one who occasionally requires some hand-holding and seo tips and hints, you may want to check out my blog – LIFE SKILLS TRAINING

(If you find out you like the free training, you may ultimately like to get with the Sakura Project (I’m a founding member).  It offers good free training – so it’s up to you, keep an open mind – and bear in mind the following about SAKURA:

It is a place you can go to get help, where the people are actually patient.  I remember when I first started to learn about the Internet, and about all things “seo” – I’ll never forget how impatient some teachers were.

It is not that way with Sakura – extremely patient wordpress advisors who will help you get your first blog “up and running” – Michael Camire, in particular, is really good.

If you would like to learn more about seo and wordpress – you could visit this blogYou’ll see 2 videos on the page – watch the first one first, and you’ll witness just how PATIENT John Jarvis, creator of Sakura, is. 

Here’s a picture of him –

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He is quite knowledgable in the seo world.  No B.S. !

Also, he holds weekly conferences to resolve any questions which may arise for beginners to WordPress.  So keep that in mind.

Related Videos:   SEO Hints and Tips

How to Create a WordPress Website

 

 

SEO Hints and Tips: ALt-Tag SEO

Beginners WordPress Lessons
Alt Tag SEO:  Easy Steps for Preparing Your Image

Hi, I’m Jan Ashby  Jan Ashby    Today’s SEO tutorial is regarding the proper use of images in your WordPress blog posts.

It is about not getting slapped, or penalized by the search engines for doing it wrong.  It is very much worthwhile to have some images in your blog posts – for one thing, it tells Google (or Bing and Yahoo) what the post is about.  And images can also engage your visitor – if you choose your images wisely, taking care to match it to your content, they you will likely keep your bounce rate down (you know, as in Google Analytics measure of performance).

Here’s a Simple Example: if you are in the internet marketing field, you would not want a picture of anything other than your product (or course); if you are offering a service, such as ranking a video high in the Google search engine, then you’d want to select a “seo-related” image – they have these at Big Stock photo, for your information.

Sakura Project

Quick Tip: You can also find some free images through Sakura Project – if you join as a “Free member” (Bronze) you get access to various images.

Quick Tip #2:  If you want to use a series of images for your post, use a unique keyword phrase for each.

Proper SEO (search engine optimization) – From Google’s Perspective

You need to understand that search engines, smart as they are, cannot GRASP what an image is about – without some sort of metadata, Google, Yahoo and Bing are lost.  You should routinely be in the habit of adding “alternate text” to your image description..

Beginners WordPress: Blog Training and  Alt Tag SEO

Here are the steps:

  1. Purchase an Image. Save it to your computer.  When you SAVE the image to your hard drive, give it a keyword-based name (the keyword phrase you’ve chosen to target)
  2. Title of Your Image
  3. Alternate Text

Be on Topic in Selecting Your Image

It is necessary to know that your image should be in context i.e., your image should always be relevant to your content !  You wouldn’t ever put  a   photo of a high-powered camera for example, if you were promoting a course on SEO.   Please ensure your image makes sense.

Creating Your Post:  Inside the WordPress Dashboard

Now that you’re inside the dashboard, and are set to craft your blog post, here is what you’ll need to do.  You add the image from your computer; what’s now?  Well, you need to CLICK on the image – this causes a dialog box to appear, allowing you to enter both the Alt Tag Title for your image, and the

alternate text  

After you insert these 2 things, you may use the “Advanced” option to add additional info.  For instance, you might create a border around your image, or you might put some padding in – for this, you will see 2 BOXES where you list the amount of padding you desire, in pixels.     (I generally add “4” or “5” for my padding)

Alt Tag SEO:  Double-Check What You’ve Done

:-P   Now the very first time you’re doing this,  it is advisable to double-check your work – to ensure that you’ve entered the SAME exact keyword phrase for both Alt Tag Title and for alternate text.

How could you do this?  Once you’ve published your post, you could go back into your wordpress editor and take these STEPS:

Find your image, and just click on it.  This will bring up 2 tiny icons – you want to click the one on the left.  Now you’ll be able to LOOK at what you’ve done; so just verify that your Alt Tag Title and your alternate text do match.

See, that wasn’t too challenging, now was it? !   Alright, now that you’ve named your picture & given it a bit of seo, time to REAP the rewards .. what I mean is your blog post now has a better chance to rise in the rankings.  Naming your picture demonstrates that your blog content is indeed relevant to the subject matter.

Final Thoughts: Doing Alt Tag SEO

One Final Point– taking a bit of EXTRA time to perform “Alt-tag seo” is actually worth the time – your images can, and frequently will, appear in Google Image searches .

If you should desire some extra info on the topic, you can go to this SEO post, and listen to an audio (Bottom of the page). It’s my other website called “Life Skills

Jan Ashby

I hope you have enjoyed my seo tutorial on “alternate text”, Alt Tag Title and image SEO.  If you enjoy learning, and think you would like to learn more about our friendly little group (Sakura Project) you can VISIT this hyperlink .  There’s a bunch of Free stuff – to enhance your education.

Internet Security with Jan Ashby

Hey everyone,

If you would like to watch the video at the end of this post, great – it speaks about “being secure” as you browse the Net.  Kind of important these days.. to ensure you have a safe (hacker-free) browsing experience.

You never know when someone could be pulling a “phishing” attempt, to try and get your personal information.

It’s a cute animated movie – watch here

 

More Internet Marketing Tips:

Life Skills Training:  Life Lessons, Posts and WordPress tutorials

Thanks for visiting

Jan      Jan Ashby

 

Books That Will Change Your Life: Want a Journey of Incredible Self-Discovery and Learning?

Books That Will Change Your Life: Finding Your Own North Star

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Today I have something special for you on the topic of insightful books that will change your life.  Therefore, if you’re possibly in the market for a self-help book which will take you on the ultimate journey of self-discovery, you’re in for a treat.

The lady author who scribed this book is a certified life coach, and truly loves helping people. She knows that when people just put in the necessary effort, they can become enlightened, and change (for the better).

How is this done? Well, I’ll tell you this much – this is no short book – it’s 400 pages, made up of 20 chapters that have you answer questions about yourself.

You first will read an actual person’s story. Then the author, Martha Beck, comments on this person’s personal journey and what it took for them to “come to grips” with their personal demons, and ultimately rectify their situation. Then you’ll do a quiz, answer some questions, and reflect for a while.

Once you go through this for around 20 chapters, there is a progression which occurs. That is, you become educated about yourself, and have “aha moments” – you really do have to devote some quiet time when others will not disturb you.

Some real self-examination is required, you see. But the reward is you’ll figure out WHY you have “knee jerk reactions” to certain things (do to trauma, or family drama from your past perhaps).

Books That Will Change Your Life: Self Improvement and Reward

This whole process takes time – months for some, and maybe weeks for others. It depends on how much free time you have (where you aren’t going to be interrupted). This is the type of thing where you get out of it what you put into it.

One suggestion I’ll make is not to try to do too many chapters (and accompanying quizzes) in a 48 hour period; you have to actually sit around and reflect a while, and you may not come up with the “truly inspired answers” if you try to rush things.

Sometimes, sleeping on things can help. Meaning, if there’s something you’re attempting to figure out about the past, and can’t quite recall a certain detail – well, it may help to sort of meditate on it as you drift off to sleep.

It works for me – in the morning, I often have an inspiration. A recall – An “aha” moment.

Books That Will Change Your Life: Martha Has Some Suggestions

Martha Beck will help you live your life more joyfully. Via a series of exercises, she helps you read your internal compasses; she helps you to articulate your core desires, identify and repair the unconscious beliefs that may be blocking your progress.

In addition, she teaches you to trust your own intuition; I find this easy to do, but for some this is a real challenge. But the way that Martha explains things so beautifully (and with wit), you’ll gain a better understanding of it all.

Books by thoughtful authors truly have the ability to invoke certain changes in your life – often, the reader will experience a dramatic breakthrough, or improvement in their life.

Just bear in mind you should never rush the process. What’s worth having is worth waiting for; if you think it’s a panacea, or magic, you’re wrong.  It’s really just simply a matter of being determined to put in the time (and effort), and go down the road to self-discovery and enlightenment.

It may take more than just this one resource; yet in the category of books that will change your life, this one is surely in the top 5.  I really think it can help you. 

Books That Will Change Your Life: A Book which is Inspirational, and Helps You to Live a Joyful Life!

Books That Will Change Your Life: Finding Your Own North Star

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Today I have something special for you on the topic of insightful books that will change your life.  Therefore, if you’re possibly in the market for a self-help book which will take you on the ultimate journey of self-discovery, you’re in for a treat.

The lady author who scribed this book is a certified life coach, and truly loves helping people. She knows that when people just put in the necessary effort, they can become enlightened, and change (for the better).

How is this done? Well, I’ll tell you this much – this is no short book – it’s 400 pages, made up of 20 chapters that have you answer questions about yourself.

You first will read an actual person’s story. Then the author, Martha Beck, comments on this person’s personal journey and what it took for them to “come to grips” with their personal demons, and ultimately rectify their situation. Then you’ll do a quiz, answer some questions, and reflect for a while.

Once you go through this for around 20 chapters, there is a progression which occurs. That is, you become educated about yourself, and have “aha moments” – you really do have to devote some quiet time when others will not disturb you.

Some real self-examination is required, you see. But the reward is you’ll figure out WHY you have “knee jerk reactions” to certain things (do to trauma, or family drama from your past perhaps).

Books That Will Change Your Life: Self Improvement and Reward

This whole process takes time – months for some, and maybe weeks for others. It depends on how much free time you have (where you aren’t going to be interrupted). This is the type of thing where you get out of it what you put into it.

One suggestion I’ll make is not to try to do too many chapters (and accompanying quizzes) in a 48 hour period; you have to actually sit around and reflect a while, and you may not come up with the “truly inspired answers” if you try to rush things.

Sometimes, sleeping on things can help. Meaning, if there’s something you’re attempting to figure out about the past, and can’t quite recall a certain detail – well, it may help to sort of meditate on it as you drift off to sleep.

It works for me – in the morning, I often have an inspiration. A recall – An “aha” moment.

Books That Will Change Your Life: Martha Has Some Suggestions

Martha Beck will help you live your life more joyfully. Via a series of exercises, she helps you read your internal compasses; she helps you to articulate your core desires, identify and repair the unconscious beliefs that may be blocking your progress.

In addition, she teaches you to trust your own intuition; I find this easy to do, but for some this is a real challenge. But the way that Martha explains things so beautifully (and with wit), you’ll gain a better understanding of it all.

Books by thoughtful authors truly have the ability to invoke certain changes in your life – often, the reader will experience a dramatic breakthrough, or improvement in their life.

Just bear in mind you should never rush the process. What’s worth having is worth waiting for; if you think it’s a panacea, or magic, you’re wrong.  It’s really just simply a matter of being determined to put in the time (and effort), and go down the road to self-discovery and enlightenment.

It may take more than just this one resource; yet in the category of books that will change your life, this one is surely in the top 5.  I really think it can help you. 

11 Nutrition Related Tips and Ideas: Help Your Kids Learn New Ways to Be Healthy

I want you to read this healthy nutrition post Jan Ashby Owner of Healthy Kids Info    if you have obese kids, or children who would like to lose some of their baby fat.  The hints included herein really will help children to take more of an interest in their own health – and through certain activities, such as gardening, exercise outdoors, and learning to cook, each of your children can improve their overall health.  Plus, if you can get your daughter or son interested in learning to cook a few meals, they will certainly be better off when they attend college & have to cook for themselves.

It will be of great benefit when it comes time to leave the nest. These are the sort of healthy habits which your son or daughter will carry with them always !

Additionally, here’s a HealthyKids youtube video with an overview of changes you can make to help your child lose a bit of weight.

Great Food: Healthy Eating Tips

If you feel you may be interested in NUTRITIONAL HEALING, I have a large section on it at my HealthyKids site.  My site, Healthy Kids Info Just For U, is vast and has over 25 categories.

Some of the main concepts are:  Kids Health and Infant Health, Kids Exercise, Meal Prep, Healthy Eating guides, Edible Herbs, Kids Sleep, Martial Arts for Kids, Toddler Reading,  Toddler play, Quality Family Time, Parenting Tips, TEEN Issues, Homeschooling (3 categories), Homeschooling Requirements, Holiday Fun, Alternative Medicine, and Healthy Habits

Kids and Divorce

Additional:  Kids and divorce, Kids Online Safety measures, Kids Diet, Current Health issues (Autism e.g.),  and Kids Vitamins.  And don’t forget Dog Selection – 1 of my favorite FUN categories.

There’s a Dog Selection category, and ALSO “Dog Communication” which has more to do with training.

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Kids Lifestyle Issues and Topics: We Have You Covered at HealthyKids Info

Kids Lifestyle: 

At HealthyKids Info Just For U, we have many topics –

 1. Kids Exercise

 2. Kids Sleep

 3. Teen Sleep

 4. Teen Pregnancy

 5. Peer Bullying

 6. Toddler Reading

 7. Toddler Play

 8. Kids Martial Arts

 9. Scrapbooking

10. Kids Yoga

11. Healthy Eating Guides

12. Kids Online Safety

13. Harvesting Herbs

14. Things You Need for College

15. Infant Health

SEE our video on “Healthy Eating” –  and visit our healthykids site @ http://healthykids.info-just-for-u.com

 

 

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