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Posted 28 February 2018 - 01:38 PM #1

Can we rename the image file name for a product and make it the text in the Alt Text field as the file name?

 

How can we do this for existing and new production which are to be uploaded?



 
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Posted 28 February 2018 - 01:47 PM #2

Can we rename the image file name for a product and make it the text in the Alt Text field as the file name?

 

How can we do this for existing and new production which are to be uploaded?

 

Alt tags can be changes with our SEO Friendly Images module

 

Unfortunately there is no way to change image names. Additional custom development work is required


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Posted 01 March 2018 - 05:28 AM #3

I think many people asking on this, personally read many times on this forums. the market really needs to develop an addon to rename image name.

 

What is the goal of such feature? SEO?


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Posted 01 March 2018 - 09:29 AM #4

Yes SEO is the goal of this feature since lot of images popup if the image name contains proper keywords.



 
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Posted 01 March 2018 - 12:12 PM #5

Yes SEO is the goal of this feature since lot of images popup if the image name contains proper keywords.

 

Isn't that the point of alt text?



 
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Posted 01 March 2018 - 07:04 PM #6

No, SEO images is not just alt text, but also file name keyword in url, directory/category keyword in url, just like keyword in domain name.

 

Then what is the point of alt text?

 

Why can't you rename the image before you upload it?



 
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Posted 01 March 2018 - 07:44 PM #7

So you're saying that if your have an image named "abcde.jpg" with an alt text of "My preferred image name" that it isn't as good as "My preferred image name.jpg" with an alt text of "My preferred image name"?

 

I think it would be best to spend your resources elsewhere.

 

By the way, it's not that difficult nor time consuming to convert image names.  Most of the time would be spent on downloading and uploading.  But then you still have a problem with newer products/images.

 

Edit:  Also, that should be the vendors responsibility not yours.



 
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Posted 01 March 2018 - 08:02 PM #8

So you're saying that if your have an image named "abcde.jpg" with an alt text of "My preferred image name" that it isn't as good as "My preferred image name.jpg" with an alt text of "My preferred image name"?

 

That's correct according to many SEO specialists, and the reason why we always rename image before uploading them. I agree with OP a script would be quite handy.


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Posted 01 March 2018 - 08:12 PM #9

So basically alt text is completely useless unless you are vision impaired?

 

It sounds like a mess to me.  How do you keep from having duplicates or too short or too long of names?



 
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Posted 01 March 2018 - 08:25 PM #10

The almighty Amazon doesn't use either one.  I guess money has more pull than SEO practices.

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https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61TZOYe7PaL._SL1000_.jpg


 
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Posted 02 March 2018 - 12:48 PM #11

So basically alt text is completely useless unless you are vision impaired?

 

It sounds like a mess to me.  How do you keep from having duplicates or too short or too long of names?

It's not useless. It's part of the equation. Filename might have only 0.01% impact and alt text 0.1%, or not. I don't know. But many SEO specialists say filename has an impact, as well as of course the alt text.


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