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Help Me/Question Importance Of Alt Tag

Discussion in 'Onsite or Onpage SEO' started by Mikky004, May 18, 2017.

  1. Mikky004

    Mikky004 White Belt

    Hi Guys,
    I have one important question and need prompt and detailed answered please.
    What is the Importance of Alt tag in onsite SEO ?Is this a ranking factor in the eyes of google?
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. ademar

    ademar White Belt

    Alt text describe what's on the image and the function on the image on the page. Each images should have alt tag. The purpose of alt tag is to provide a description of the content of an image file. Google place a relatively high value on alt tags to determine what is on the image but also to determine the topic of surrounding text.
     
  3. christaina desouza

    christaina desouza New Member

    The purpose of alt attributes is to provide a description of the contents of an image file. One of the most cited uses of alt attributes is to provide text for visitors who can't see images in their browsers. If a viewer can see your images,alt attributes will also show when the user hovers over your image.
     
  4. RH-Calvin

    RH-Calvin Yellow Belt

    Alt text (alternative text) is a word or phrase that can be inserted as an attribute in an HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) document to tell Web site viewers the nature or contents of an image. The alt text appears in a blank box that would normally contain the image.
     
  5. Yusuf Javed

    Yusuf Javed White Belt

    Alt tags important for search engine bot. Alt tags tell the bot about the image.
     
  6. admes

    admes New Member

    Alt tag It is a factor in SEO for rank well & proper on page analysis. SE unable to see images that why we use alt tag to readable content for SE.
     
  7. sin123

    sin123 White Belt

    Search engines and other robots cannot understand images, but at this time it plays a crucial part in how people interpret a particular web page. Alt tags solve for this by providing text which is read by the search engines. When Google bot or other search engine crawlers come to crawl page, images with properly formatted alt text contribute to how the page is indexed and where it ranks. Alt tags are also useful for users viewing a webpage on screen readers or browsers that can't process images
     
  8. seojesica

    seojesica Yellow Belt

    Alt tags represents your images section for search engine, It is helpful for getting traffic.
     
  9. sin123

    sin123 White Belt

    Search engines can’t see images on websites. Even if an image has text embedded within it, search engines are unable to crawl that text. So by not creating alt attributes for each and every image on your site, you lose a huge opportunity to be as visible as possible online.
     
  10. limonasemi

    limonasemi New Member

    Thanks for this post, According to me ALT tag is Important for read Images by google . We need to create ALT attributes all images in websites.

    Thanks
     
  11. Naksh

    Naksh White Belt

    alt tag is the way search engines recognize what the image is about. They are important from SEO Perspectives.
     
  12. Inheritx Solutions

    Inheritx Solutions White Belt

    Search engines (crawl) can’t see images on websites. Even if an image has text embedded within it, search engines are unable to crawl that text. So by not creating alt attributes for each and every image on your site, you lose a huge opportunity to be as visible as possible online.

    But in just what way do alt attributes help SEO? Search engines use the information that alt text provides to determine the best image to return for a search query. This is a great way to bring new visitors to your site and it helps to increase your rankings with the search engines. In the process, you will also give yourself an SEO edge on your competitors.

    Thus, alt attributes are a great place to utilize your keywords and help increase your chances of showing up in image searches. However, make sure that the attributes are appropriate for the image. For example, you wouldn’t want to label an image of a dog with alt text “affordable digital marketing services in Sioux Falls” — this just doesn’t make sense. If you try to trick search engines like this, you could actually hurt your SEO instead of help. So be true to your images
     
  13. ashwinkumar

    ashwinkumar New Member

    The purpose of alt attributes is to provide a description of the contents of an image file. One of the most cited uses of alt attributes is to provide text for visitors who can’t see images in their browsers. This includes visitors using browsers that cannot display images or have image display disabled, visually impaired visitors, and those visitors who use screen readers. If a viewer can see your images, alt attributes will also show when the user hovers over your image.
     

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