You might have read my post on Working Images in Search Engine Optimization were you can find the basic of using your Images for Rankings.
Recently I was working on a Redesign of a Website and Weblog, as I realized that there was one design elements that is the most Fun for me to work on, but did not mention it to you… yet.
So here is a pointer, look at the header or preferably headers on your website, what do they tell you?
If you mouse over them, do they tell you what the page is about?
Do you name you headers just header-1.png or top-image.jpg?
Just start using your headers the same way you (should) do you images!
Name you headers so the will fit your page keywords, for example this image:
Knowing Your Template
If you want to work with your Headers this way, you most likely have to change some setting in your template.
Look for Coding like headers, or top modules, learn to read the HTML, php and CSS coding to find the right spot to work on.
Don't forget to use the ALT and Title attributes for the images, as they are the key elements together with the image name…
But most importantly, make sure the images fit the layout and color scheme of the website, and that they are appealing to your visitors.
For Joomla you can use the Simple Image Rotator form http://www.joomlaworks.gr (P.s Don't forget to set the Link Title Option :-))
If you run a WordPress Blog, check your header.php file of your Template…
And while you are at it, have fun creating the headers!