1.03 million is a big number, especially for a project you aren’t actively working on! Despite not updating or actively working on Vintage Reveries for over a year, the site has garnered 1.03 million search impressions on its images in the past 12 months. While the click-through rate (CTR) and average position could be improved, these numbers are impressive considering the lack of recent activity.

The Importance of Alt-Image Tagging

Alt-image tagging is crucial for getting noticed in Google image searches. It also simplifies the process of pinning images from your site to Pinterest—something you should definitely be doing. I’ll be sharing more about my Pinterest wins and strategies in a future post, but for now, let’s focus on the power of alt-image tags.

Adding relevant alt-image and title tags should never be overlooked or skipped in the blog publishing process. These tags not only improve accessibility for visually impaired users but also enhance your SEO, making your images more discoverable in search engines.

Checking Stats and Reflecting on Success

A screenshot of a Google Search Console performance report showing 1.78K total clicks, 1.03M total impressions, 0.2% CTR, and an average position of 70.5. Keywords and their impression counts are listed below, highlighting the importance of alt-image tagging in SEO for better visibility.
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While doing monthly reporting at work and diving into Pinterest, I decided to check out my own stats for Vintage Reveries. Seeing the impressive search impressions made me very happy that I did! It’s a reminder of the long-term benefits of good SEO practices, even when you’re not actively working on a project.

Embracing AI for Alt-Image Tagging

Recently, I started using AltText.ai, an AI tool designed to generate alt-image tags. Last weekend, while waiting for tech help with a CDN/site-speed plugin, I used it to generate over 3,000 alt-image tags for poorly tagged images. I began with the IronRite manual scans—a task only slightly more fun than re-tagging images of ironing.

I’m curious and excited to see the results of using AI for this tedious task. Automating alt-image tagging could save countless hours and significantly improve the visibility of images in search results.

Conclusion

The success of VintageReveries, even without active maintenance, highlights the importance of consistent SEO practices like alt-image tagging. As I continue to explore and implement AI tools for this purpose, I look forward to sharing more insights and results.

Stay tuned for my upcoming post on Pinterest strategies and wins. In the meantime, make sure to add those alt-image tags and keep optimizing your content for the best results!