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Mar 07, 2017 16:13 |  #1

I am starting to rename my images and want some input. An example is a photo of a grizzly and cub from Yellowstone. Now this mother bear is popular among the photographers out there and they have given her a name along with her cup. So here is what I was thinking. Raspberry-Snow-Yellowstone-001-2016, ,raspberry-snow-Yellowstone-001-2016, raspberry-snow-001-2016. Should I have a "&" between raspberry-snow? Maybe these names are to long. Can someone point me in the right direction?

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Mar 07, 2017 22:49 |  #2

Is your target market limited to other photographers/people who know this particular bear by name? If not I would rethink the naming to include bear & cub. Raspberry Snow sounds even less pleasant than Yellow Snow.


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Mar 07, 2017 23:35 |  #3

:eek::eek:


Don't even begin to think I'm criticizing your images.
Just a natural curiosity.
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Mar 08, 2017 11:37 |  #4

As Dan indicated keeping it more generic should produce more results. Try to prioritize from left to right, grizzly-bear-yellowstone-2016 (SEO doesn't care about your image ID but it doesn't hurt to keep it). File size length isn't a huge factor, try to keep it within 6-8 keywords is best. And no special characters or upper case.

Dan may clarify as I'm not sure, but you could possibly benefit from Raspberry Snow in alt-text field.




  
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Mar 08, 2017 12:29 |  #5

Thanks for the info. My target would be the general public so not everyone would be familiar with there names. Grizzly-bears-yellowstone-2016 would make more sense. Is adding the file name OK? I have multiple grizzly photos and need to number them.




  
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Mar 08, 2017 12:44 as a reply to  @ Nascar Nut's post |  #6

Yes, that's fine. I'm primarily a concert photographer & often have multiple images. My format is artist-venue-yyyy-mm-dd-index.

There's lots more than just filename in optimizing for SEO. Here are a couple of good links for photographers.

http://www.foregroundw​eb.com …-guide-for-photographers/ (external link)

http://www.bourncreati​ve.com/optimize-images-photos-seo/ (external link)

http://www.zdnet.com …to-image-ranking-success/ (external link)




  
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Mar 08, 2017 13:12 as a reply to  @ Nascar Nut's post |  #7

Organizationally it makes more sense to be 2016-yellowstone-bear-grizzly-01

Your computer would alphabetize it in more useful way this way.

I dont think SEO cares about your file names, your use of ALT tags is more important.




  
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Mar 08, 2017 13:52 |  #8

So under alt tag, maybe put the actual bears name? As far as SEO, just getting my images ready right now. Thanks for those links. I have been reading stuff about SEO, but was unclear exactly how I should name the images. I didn't want to get all that renaming done and find out I should have done it differently.




  
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Mar 09, 2017 15:47 |  #9

kjonnnn wrote in post #18295475 (external link)
Organizationally it makes more sense to be 2016-yellowstone-bear-grizzly-01

Your computer would alphabetize it in more useful way this way..

Ever since the 8-character filename became obsolete to be replaced with the 256-character (including path) filename, I've made full use of it. And I also name so that I have a hope of finding files without regard to any particular data management application.

My first characters are the date in yyyy-mm-dd format. Then the "jobname." Then the image number. The image number is actually the date/time/seconds/incr​ement-in-second the picture was taken. Last item is the last four characters of the camera serial number.




  
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