Filenaming Best Practices that Boost SEO

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You’ve applied all the SEO tactics and tricks yet your blog/website doesn’t hit Google’s first page.

Getting fed up already? You do not have to.
You must be neglecting some very important or have neglected tips on file naming and how they affect a website’s rank.

Many experts on SEO fail to talk about this as a tool for better search rankings and many webmasters take file naming to be an art that has got no use in today’s blogosphere setting.

Against that back-drop, File naming remains one of the simplest methods of improving your website’s search engine optimization.
Giving your files relevant file names and following the file naming best practices would in no small way boost your site’s SEO.

These tips on best practices in filenaming would yield you an amazing 101% boost to your SEO. Yes, you read that right.

Without further talks, the SEO file naming best practices are summarized in the following lines of this piece.

Point #1. Always Make the File Names Short and Descriptive

There is no need for long, bulky file names. All that is needed is for the file name to describe the file completely and most importantly brief.

Point #2. Use Same Keywords on Page title in File Name

Looking to make sure your files most especially images rank well on search engines then in naming your files use the same keywords you used in drafting out your post in the filename.

In doing this, remember that the file name must be able to describe the file itself and if the keywords you are using doesn’t describe the file you can as well desist from using therm.

Point #3. File Name should only contain 3-4 Words

Like I stated in point #1, your file name mustn’t be long and bulky. The maximum amount of words that should be used in naming a file should not be more than four.

To achieve maximum search ranking, the amount of words that should be used per filename should be within the range of 3-4 words and nothing more than that.

Point #4. Separate Words with Hyphens rather than Underscores

In naming files, separation isn’t by using spaces or by the old conventional way of separation using underscore.

For better SEO separate your filenames using hyphens as they convert better and are search-friendly.

The above points laid out as filenaming best practices are proven, tested and trusted tips which most definitely would give a supersonic boost to your site’s SEO.

Reading Alone doesn’t cut it! Make sure you apply the aforementioned tips.

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