Name of images for SEO

  HighTower 18:19 26 Aug 2008
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Does naming your images help you at all re: SEO? I know that ALT tags are more for useability, but if I actually name an image 'mykeyword.jpg' will Google take any notice?

Or will it just return that result in a Google image search?

  eocryan 14:48 28 Aug 2008

Naming pictures is good practice anyway as Google pics up pictures in search. Google will also count the words as part of a package of ranked words within your page but its likely to be as important as anchor text, links back, above fold copy etc.

  HighTower 17:02 03 Oct 2008

Haven't visited the forum for a while, sorry I've left it so late to reply. Thanks for your opinion - I agree with what you say.

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