I am in the final stages of completing my companies webpage (woot!) and am trying to tweak a few components, namely:
I named a series of files Enlarged_VFD_Picture1.html - Enlarged_VFD_Picture35.html. Does it matter to search engines what I name the actual html files? Is there any relevancy added for more accurate file names?
The purpose of these pages is to just be a blow-up picture of what is shown on the website. I have given them all proper titles, but have no description or text on these pages. Any advice would be most welcome, thanks!
I actually suspect that image file names may now be a factor in the ranking by Google. Since it costs me nothing, I now name my image files as something that mimics the title of the page. Google Image Search is also important and Google relies on a number of factors to help determine what an image is all about, including the image file name:
Google bot and other search engine bots are evolving at a pace we'll never know how advanced they will get or already are.
As much as you can, try to have meaningful filenames, also for images. This serves at least 2 purposes. Other than SEO, also for easy maintenance.
When it comes to images,
alt text cannot be missed out too. This I'm sure the bots will hunt for.
<img src="saleitems/vpod-160gb-red-for-sale.jpg" alt="VPod (160GB, Red) for sale" />
keywords in urls can only help with search optimisation. I understand that hyphens are better for word separation than underscores.
and consider google image search - a lot of traffic would come your way if you had http://www.mysite.com/images/naked-jennifer-aniston.jpg for example.