Proper naming conventions for the extension of your images has the ability to improve your SEO on your website. This tells google and search engines what the image actually is (auto-body-paint-job.jpg) versus the generic naming convention that your camera might apply as default (cannon-10-2020-19-78938y985739.jpg). Uploading your images for your web developer makes for better communication if you are able to properly label all the categories of images with their respective names. Imagine having a 200+ product ecommerce website with several different categories of images. It can become a nightmare if we don’t apply some sort of organization to them.
It’s a rather easy task to accomplish so let’s get started. You’ll need a MacBook or iMac for this tutorial.
- Open finder and select all the images you want for the particular category you’ll be organizing for this batch.
2. Right click on the selected images and choose RENAME
3. There are 3 naming conventions provided with the mac when bulk editing photos. Name and index, Name and counter, and Name and date. Choose what’s most applicable to you and click rename! All done.
How to Change Naming Conventions in WordPress
RankMath is the best SEO plugin and one of the the great things it does is add ALT and Title tags to your images. However, those words are respective of what you’ve named the photos upon upload. So if you’ve done your due diligence of applying proper names, go ahead and install RankMath, the newest best wordpress plugin for SEO.
If you happen to be using another SEO plugin like Yoast, Auto Image Attributes From Filename With Bulk Updater Plugin can update your current database of images. It won’t change the naming convention as that has to be done upon upload.
Automatically add Image attributes such as Image Title, Image Caption, Description And Alt Text from Image Filename.
The plugin can update image attributes for both new images and existing images in the media library.
How to optimize the size and weight of Images
If you want to know how to resize your images for a faster website, I wrote a full article here which will help you learn how to bulk optimize images for your website.