I just checked my forum in Google Webmaster Tools and noticed a lot of pages with "double titles". This is caused by media uploaded to the gallery.
Example: user creates a thread titled "onion soup" and then uploads an image with the same name to the gallery. This leads to 2 pages with the HTML-title "onion soup | myCommunity" being created. One is the thread and one is the media-view.
This made me think about how the gallery could be improved regarding SEO. I think it would be a good idea if you could add a prefix in the gallery options which will be added in the HTML title/description. Or even better if you could add a prefix to every category.
This way the title of the image could be "recipe image for onion soup" and in another category the prefix would be "fun pics".
Sometimes it might even make sense to allow an override of the HTML title and description for better SEO.
The same goes for the alt-Text. Take this image for example:
In most cases it doesn`t make sense to take the title. This is neither good for SEO nor accessibility. A proper alt-text would be something like "image of some actor who aims at the viewer with a handgun".
What do you think about my ideas?
Thank you - all the best,