I could tell you all my secrets to make it to the top of the heap, but then I'd have to kill you!
Just kidding. Here are some no brainers:
- Don't use large file images, keep them small. Remember that some people are still surfing in the slow lane, so have a little mercy. If a user is impatient, they aren't going to wait for the pictures to load if there is nothing else to keep their attention.... therefore, you lose.
- Use plenty of words, and repeat the words that are relevant. And use those same words behind the scenes too.... image tags, title tags.
Aloha for now - The Hunter