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Did you know that the natural referencing of your WordPress blog also involves the optimization of all the images that you add in your articles? Did you know that many visitors find blogs by the names of their images? No ?

Well, you should take this aspect seriously. Optimizing your images can improve your Google SEO and allow you to drive traffic with Google Images.

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You might not know it, but search engines love images with clearly readable names. Image names with unusual characters will not display on some browsers.

I remember recommending it in an article. As much as you take care of your blog (especially with your writing technique), as much your images should reflect your efforts.

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This is why any element added to an article must be optimized. For images, it is about the size (Dimensions and weight), and the name of the image.

If, with respect to the size of the images, the problem has already been resolved, The question of the name remains important.

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How to rename images automatically

Some novice bloggers use pictures with names like this:

« here is my special picture.jpg ».

See also How to rename images on a WordPress blog

The concern is that these images are often unavailable on some browsers. A practice strongly recommends to simplify the names of the images and to convert the spaces by dashes, in order to have a name identical to this:

« here-my-picture-spéciale.jpg ».

However, I admit that even for me, it is painful to always rename the images every time. I managed to find a solution that avoids so much hassle, it is the plugin " Clean Image Filenames »Available on You can install it from the dashboard.


After activating the latter, it will be ready to use, as it does not need to be configured. I will send an image titled " müséo my hungry tiger.jpg In my media library, with the plugin Clean Image Filenames Activated.


The special characters in this image will be converted, as in this image.

See also our article on How to optimize your images and improve your SEO


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Here is ! That's it for this tutorial, hope it helps you optimize your images. If you have some Comments or suggestions, do not hesitate to let us know in the reserved section.

However, you will also be able to consult our resources, if you need more elements to carry out your projects of creation of Internet sites, by consulting our guide on the WordPress blog creation or the one on Divi: the best WordPress theme of all time.

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