1. Label your pictures. Search engines don’t know what a picture is unless you tell them. You can label your picture using key words to help them direct traffic to your blog. This tip also adds a pop up description when someone puts their cursor over the picture.
After composing a post, click on the Edit Html tab (in Blogger). Find where the picture code is and look for alt=””. In between the quotation marks add your description. Next, highlight and copy from the equals sign to the last quotation mark. Now move to the end of the picture code and paste it right after border=”0″ but before />. Go to the beginning of what you just pasted and type the word title in front of the equals sign. That’s it.
2. Have your links open in a new window. When you provide links, you are directing people away from your blog. Having the link open in a new window allows people to easily get back to your blog without using the back button.
Go to the edit Html tab. Find the code for the link. You will see href=”web address”>web address (or whatever you name it). Just after the second quotation mark and before the > enter:
A link to my site would look like this:
href=”http://www.glutenfreehomemaker.com/”target=”_blank”>The Gluten Free Homemaker
I memorized these after using them a few times. However, I find that I forget to label pictures or don’t always have time to, but sometimes I go back and do it later.
For more ideas visit Rocks in My Dryer -Works for Me Wednesday.