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what is alt tag

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by ranjna, Jul 13, 2011.

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    m a student of seo and we want to know about alt tag
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    ranjna, Jul 13, 2011 IP
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  2. weknowonlinemarketing

    weknowonlinemarketing Peon

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    ALT is not a Tag, this is an attribute of the IMG Tag. For details visit HTML Tutorial.
     
    weknowonlinemarketing, Jul 18, 2011 IP
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    Alt tag is a alternative text it used in image when the image not show on your webpage then Alt tag show.

    ex:<img src="baroda.gif" alt="baroda direct" />
     
    michaelhomas83, Jul 18, 2011 IP
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    #4
    alt tag is a attribute of a image tag.
     
    aishaarora, Jul 18, 2011 IP
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    alt attribute should be used to describe the image. So if you have an image of a big wooden chair you should use the alt tag that best describes it, which is alt="big wooden chair."
     
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    In HTML 4.01, the attribute is required for the img and area tags.
     
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    Well this is a attribute of a image tag.
     
    girish sharma, Jul 18, 2011 IP
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    It is an alternative text for the image.
     
    lorenhoward, Jul 18, 2011 IP
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    don't confuse the guy now! lol
     
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    ALT tags are basically image descriptions within a website. You can attach text to an image to describe it so that Search Engines can also find it. ALT descriptions help you rank higher in search engines.
     
    My SEO Pandit, Jul 18, 2011 IP
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    Best answer! :)
    But I am not too sure about the ALT descriptions helping a website to rank higher in search engines. It is part of on-page SEO though.
     
    affilorama, Jul 18, 2011 IP
  12. Abhishek Kundu

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    #12
    hi ranjna,

    actually alt="" is an attribute of the img tag.

    the search engines are not able to detect any images, so to make them understand alt="" tag is used which let's them to understand what is image is all about.

    
    <img src="_images/abhishek-kundu.gif" alt="abhishek kundu" /> 
    
    HTML:
    hope this will help you to clear your doubts. :)
     
    Abhishek Kundu, Jul 18, 2011 IP
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    The ALT attribute is designed to be an alternative text description for images. ALT text displays before the image is loaded (if it's loaded at all) in the major browsers and instead of the image in text-based browsers like Lynx. ALT is a required element for images and can only be used for image tags because its specific purpose is to describe images.
     
    AdventureHoliday, Jul 19, 2011 IP
  14. Mike Hussey

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    yes it is an image tags's alternate tag tha is used for alternate text for any image.
     
    Mike Hussey, Jul 19, 2011 IP
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    #15
    Alt is not a tag its only image attribute..
     
    kanikakaminial, Jul 19, 2011 IP
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    "alt" is an attribute used in<img> tag. By using this tag you can specify a name for the image and by the time the image get loaded on your page the user can see the alt text there so that user don't get frustrated by loading speed also it is useful from SEO perspective as a web crawler or spider doesn't read an image it just renders text only thus putting your keywords in alt attribute can help you from SEO perspective as well.
     
    Jandu, Jul 19, 2011 IP
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    Alt tag is actually for images that makes search engines able to read the image as text. Usually image is not considered important to search engines. When you put you want use your site's keyword and apply alt tag then the text is read easily through search engine's eyes.
     
    varshyl, Jul 19, 2011 IP
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    Alt tag menas title for the images. You can uses targeted keywords in the alt tag then it will help you to get ranking for that perticular keywords
     
    Kiranraj, Jul 19, 2011 IP
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    #19
    basically, alt attribute used to describe the image.
     
    deeptigarg, Jul 19, 2011 IP
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    #20
    Alt is Image attribute.
     
    wzsolutions, Jul 19, 2011 IP