Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY)

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Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

I name the images describing what they are for the viewers who unable to see and are using an audio reader to navigate the site. The search engines can recognize images so if you name them for seo and not what they are, you can expect the search engines to treat you like the spammer you are.

Dec 08, 2016 07:14 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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I typically do title them for SEO and yes, alt-name them as well. I don't always search in images for mine when checking SEO but, often seem them when I'm not!

Dec 08, 2016 06:53 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Funny or not so funny story is i never knew it mattered until reading an Active rain post a couple of years back. Now i label all my pictures and even need to go back to some old ones and name them too, 

Dec 08, 2016 06:31 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I get the photos from the agents and they're ready to go!!! I don't edit... but I should tag!!!! ugh

Dec 08, 2016 06:27 AM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Roy Kelley You have the corner on the nations flower photos, wire them to beam the emails, calls, attention to your local beehive. Folks don't just search the web for sites and blogs but images, videos, maps, through new channel feeds and if images give a ticket to ride the Net best, use that angle that you shoot and post so so well! 

houlton maine band photo

Dec 10, 2016 12:26 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Bob Crane nailed this one!

Dec 09, 2016 02:38 AM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

It is always a good idea to help out the search engines.

Dec 08, 2016 08:42 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
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I probably should do this.

Dec 08, 2016 06:55 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Alt tags are so important... but just about everyone ignores them.

Dec 08, 2016 06:14 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I name them ADDRESS - SEQUENCE # - ROOM   For example on my new listing:  2560 Rikkard - 01 - FRONT   or  2560 Rikkard - 20 - Pool

My SEO tool will take the name and make it the alt tag.

Dec 08, 2016 04:31 PM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
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Yes, I work the SEO and tags for everything that I do online.

Dec 08, 2016 03:36 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
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 My Photos usually rank much higher than I do. .

Dec 08, 2016 03:06 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Andrew Mooers - very good point. I usually name them according to the actual name - before I upload to ActiveRain. Definitely helps.

Dec 08, 2016 02:57 PM
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Kevin Wagstaff
Equity Colorado - Highlands Ranch, CO
Real Estate agent serving south Denver

Hey Andrew, 

I worked on an SEO team full-time for years and we noticed this to be a small factor, but still a best practice to be doing. When you check the search results for any given term, if photos are shown, then it's worth doing image SEO optimization for! 

Dec 08, 2016 02:54 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I name them and compress them. I use a variety of programs.

Dec 08, 2016 01:22 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I do watch how I label my photos, but I haven't checked to see how they rank. That's a good idea. How do you do that?

Dec 08, 2016 12:38 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I had not thought about it before.

Dec 08, 2016 12:19 PM
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Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Absolutely, especially over the last couple of years (although I don't always go back and check to see how they rank until months later). It is on my "to-do list" to go back and label older photos. I do most of my photo work in Photoshop and/or Canva. Assigning alt tags, author, ratings, descriptions, etc. I typically perform directly via Windows Explorer before posting the photo.

Dec 08, 2016 10:01 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I am with Debe Maxwell on this ... however I do not check to see how images are ranking.  

Dec 08, 2016 09:01 AM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
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Yes we use alt tags on just about every photo or image and have been doing so for some time now. I didn't realize the importance until I started using yoast but quickly learned the value of being consistent.

Dec 08, 2016 08:28 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

How do you check images for their ranking?

Dec 08, 2016 08:11 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
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I have my virtual assistance do it

Dec 08, 2016 08:01 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I name them for what they are including a geographic term. If I do any editing I use ribbet typically

Dec 08, 2016 07:30 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Yes, I name all my images for Google Juice.

Dec 08, 2016 07:02 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

I do not do anything until I post the pic & don't use any specific software other than picasa which is now defunct.

Dec 08, 2016 06:28 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not that techie at this point!

Dec 08, 2016 06:23 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

no

Dec 08, 2016 06:15 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Andrew,

We are not that focused on ranking high, etc.  Our focus is on relationships and face to face!  I am sure someone will answer your query, and we just label our photos with our url.  A

Dec 08, 2016 06:13 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I do try to label so they will pull extra Google juice. I do not check to see how they rank.

Dec 08, 2016 08:44 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I don't and you make an excellent point!

Dec 08, 2016 09:18 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I do name images but have not done any checking.

Dec 08, 2016 06:34 AM