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"Alt tags " Still works?

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by jithi, Mar 13, 2014.

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    Hello experts, ALT tags in site still have any priority ?
     
    jithi, Mar 13, 2014 IP
  2. Sonalikatiyar

    Sonalikatiyar Greenhorn

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    In my opinion alt tag is still in priority by using alt tag we give some description of images for search engines and Google can crawl images if we use alt tag and we can increase traffic through Google images.
     
    Sonalikatiyar, Mar 13, 2014 IP
  3. RobinInTexas

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    Alt tags are required by the html/xhtml specification. It's just not a good idea not to be compliant.
     
    RobinInTexas, Mar 13, 2014 IP
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    I don't know if it's still effective or not, but since it only takes me a few seconds to program it in dynamically, I go ahead and include it.
     
    JackSeal, Mar 13, 2014 IP
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    Alt tag stand for Alternative. It is good practice to use Alt tag while adding images because it is a way to telling search engines what is in the image. Especially it is a way to deliver information to crawlers.On the other hand it is good exercise for SEO. Sometimes error in loading page when image not show then Alt tag tells reader to missing image. So Alt tag is still Prioritized.
     
    shahzaib_sultan, Mar 13, 2014 IP
  6. GoodRankings123

    GoodRankings123 Peon

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    Good for usability, good for passing relevance, I always include alt tags.
     
    GoodRankings123, Mar 17, 2014 IP
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    I always include alt tags, more or less because my inner Web Standards nut makes me do it. So long as you don't abuse it, yes, it's good. I don't think it's make or break, but there are no cons about doing it.
     
    Derek Land, Mar 17, 2014 IP
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    I find it useful, plus wordpress demands it. Can't be bad so why not.
     
    ash1ey82, Mar 17, 2014 IP
  9. Derek Land

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    ...I've never had Wordpress give me trouble for not using it...?
     
    Derek Land, Mar 17, 2014 IP
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    No when you post an image, they have a box that asks for the alt tag. So not too difficult. No trouble, i'm just assuming there is a benefit.
     
    ash1ey82, Mar 17, 2014 IP
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    Alt tags are pretty important. In all SEO tools I used, alt tags is always a priority. It sends reader what an image is especially when the image cannot be seen. And alt tags give search engine what it is as well.
     
    KingJabeyt, Mar 17, 2014 IP
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    Alt tags are pretty good for images. Its quite important for the Google product "Images" to categorize the images wisely.
     
    DrewRamsey, Mar 17, 2014 IP
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    OK alt tags are good for images, What about using them for links? I mean using an alt attribute like title to those anchor text links?
     
    JithinC, Mar 18, 2014 IP
  14. Derek Land

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    ALT tags don't go in links, because the tag itself is meant, strictly speaking, to only show up when the image doesn't - it is actually a mistake that we see the ALT text when we hover on an image. Title tags go in anchor links, but as with anything avoid abusing them. They don't carry the same weight with SEO that Alt tags do, and compared to the actual anchor text you may as well forget it.
     
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    Derek Land, Mar 18, 2014 IP
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    Absolutely. Most of the "common" On Page factors are still helpful, they are just not as effective as they were >2 years ago and shouldn't be overused.
     
    SEOArbiterJoanne, Mar 18, 2014 IP
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    Yes Working.
     
    zunnunahmed, Mar 18, 2014 IP
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    Yeah it is working and you might as well include them because they aren't that much effort to add in. They are like the anchor text of images.
     
    tylerman169, Mar 18, 2014 IP
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    It's an integral part of on page SEO. You might as well add them!
     
    Brad0001, Mar 19, 2014 IP
  19. John Dave

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    Well, I will say Alt Tag works and is recommended by Google the proper use of ALT Tag must be done in Images, it is going to benefit you and you only !!:D
     
    John Dave, Mar 21, 2014 IP
  20. sayjohn

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    still working, alt text and description attributes of image is important for crawling of images from the Google crawler.
     
    sayjohn, Mar 21, 2014 IP