So you've uploaded a new featured image and published your awesome blog post, but there's one small problem, right?

The beautiful featured image you've loaded in isn't showing on your blog page. In fact, some other, older image you posted as a featured image in a different blog post is showing in it's place!

What's up with that?

This is not random. There is a simple explanation for it. As I show in this video, you have named both images the same thing, resulting in an identical image URL in the media gallery.

Your WordPress website is simply confused and is defaulting to the old one.

1. Fix it easily by simply renaming your original image to something different, preferably SEO friendly, and re-upload it in the featured image slot.

2. Delete the first one with the duplicate name. Keeping unnecessary, unused images in your media gallery will slow down your site speed load time, and over time, could negatively affect SEO.

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Paul Hickey, Founder / CEO / Lead Strategist at Data Driven Design, LLC and founder of, The Voice Designer, and  The Voice Event, has created and grown businesses via digital strategy and internet marketing for more than 15 years. His sweet spot is using analytics to design and build WordPress websites and grow the audience and revenue of businesses via SEO/Blogging, Google Adwords, Bing Ads, Facebook and Instagram Ads, Social Media Content Marketing, Email Marketing and most recently, Voice App Design and Development – Alexa Skills and Google Actions. The part that he’s most passionate about is quantifying next marketing actions based on real data.

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