SEO friendly Image URLS

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Is there a way to make image URLS SEO friendly? When the user uploads an image to the CMS and inserts it into a block / into a page, the image is given a random URL.

It would also be nice to be able to store images into different folders too.

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Mnkras replied on at Permalink Reply
umm, not really, images don't really help with SEO,
Ibatterbee82 replied on at Permalink Reply
Images need to be named sensibly along with alt and title tags to improve image ranking. It is also useful to name folders with keywords related to their images. I believe that when Google looks at an image, it reads the complete URL to figure out what the image is about. These tips are really useful for Google. It would be great to have this control in C5
Mnkras replied on at Permalink Reply
Filenames don't mean much use alt and title tags.
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andrewpietsch replied on at Permalink Reply
Google recommends the use of meaningful image names as well as alt tags. I've also read about it a lot on various reputable SEO blogs etc (although don't have links on me right now).
williamjacks123 replied on at Permalink Reply
Some major search engine did not recognize images. Image alternate-text tags (ALT tags) are only indexed where the image is part of a hyperlink. However ALT tags are useful for non-graphical browsing and should be in use correctly.

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Ibatterbee82 replied on at Permalink Reply
Thank you all for your feedback so far.

I think it would be nice if images could be stored into different folders. So for example, a clothes store could archive different categories into separate folders:


So any images that are relevant to the shoes category can be stored in its own image folder called shoes.

I appreciate this may not make a major difference, but every little helps. Although images can be saved in groups within the CMS, but it's not quite the same. Would be great if C5 could look into adding more control over images within the CMS.
jshannon replied on at Permalink Reply
I'm not experienced in using it, but C5 does allow for alternative filesystem locations. You might want to look into this, but it would mean assigning different "types" of images to the appropriate location.

Also, note, that it'd only be relevant if whatever you have printing out the image tag prints the direct path (ie, currently /files/1111/2222/etc.jpg) rather than the controller (ie, /download/view_image/xxxx).

Ibatterbee82 replied on at Permalink Reply
I think I might have looked into this before. I know you can set up an alternative file location under File Storage, Access, File Manager, but it appears you can only set up just the one, and I haven't really been able to utilize this properly either.

There is also the option to organize images into groups under File Manager, Search, but this is only for in house search purposes. However, it would make sense if the random image URLs could be rewritten to match their group names created within the File Manager - hopefully the developers at C5 or someone with C5 experience will see this post and develop a similar feature. We already have the option for 'Pretty URLs', so hopefully we'll have something similar for image paths.

Thanks for your feedback
williamjacks123 replied on at Permalink Reply
Image Optimization is another aspect of your onsite SEO that can improve your search engine ranking and drive more traffic to your website. ALT tags are a required element for standards-based HTML coding. Every image must have an ALT tag, and each ALT tag must be properly implemented.

Ibatterbee82 replied on at Permalink Reply
That's very true. But in addition to image alt and title tags, it would be nice to have more control over image folder structures and URLS. It may not be absolutely essential, but would be a nice feature.

Thanks for your feedback