QUOTE(Jill @ Apr 24 2009, 09:29 AM)
Are you looking to be found in image searches?
I was thinking originally about normal searches and image searches, but from the response posts above I see that the image file name adjustments I was considering won't do much for normal searches. So yes, now I would be looking at it chiefly from a image search ranking point of view. I'm still considering the alt attributes though from a "normal" search results point of view as well as an image search results one (please see question 3 below, thanks.)
Please study this programming embedded example and let me know if I am on track if you would, thanks:
<img src="img/roses_flower_shop_anytown_weddings_mothers_day.jpg" width="130" height="144" alt="Rose's Flower Shop: Anytown's number one choice for Mother's Day">
My questions with regards to the above example are:
1) Can I "steer" the robot to favoured images by using keyword elaborated img names in such favoured images, while leaving images that I don't want displayed (as much as the favoured ones) with non-optomized kwd-less names, so that they're less likely to get picked up in image searches?
2) Do the underscores allow for a legal file name while providing independence of each word from a search engine pick up point of view?
3) Also, just to confirm from what's been previously posted, with regards to the above example, can I expect the kwd-oriented alt attribute in the example to possibly contribute to normal search ranking results (as opposed to image search results)?
(I realize now that there is potentially a server imposed limit to length here - as well as browser graphic display result considerations for those who are visiting site without image display.)
Thanks for your time, consideration and feedback,
Edited by headquarters, 24 April 2009 - 09:23 AM.