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What Is "ALT" Text

Discussion in 'SEO' started by shuvo, Dec 8, 2009.

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    Hi,DP seo masters what is "ALT" Text that many webmaster say to use in images?
    SEMrush
    What is its impact.Please let me know.:(
     
    shuvo, Dec 8, 2009 IP
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    alldaylinks Active Member

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    dcristo Illustrious Member

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    It's similar to anchor text for images. (to describe the link)
     
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    Alt tag is used to optimization of image Value of alt attribute is display in forefox when you hover over

    Example :

    <img src="images/logo.gif" alt="logo" />
     
    ricky.john02, Dec 9, 2009 IP
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    The alt attribute is used in HTML and XHTML documents to specify alternative text (alt text) for an image.
    The syntax of the alt attribute is:

    <img alt="...">

    <area alt="...">

    or

    <input alt="...">
     
    pradeepseo, Dec 9, 2009 IP
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    The alt attribute is used in HTML and XHTML documents to specify alternative text (alt text) for an image.

    The syntax of the alt attribute is:

    <img alt="...">

    <area alt="...">

    or

    <input alt="...">
     
    pradeepseo, Dec 9, 2009 IP
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    seemaseo Peon

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    Hello

    Alt tags are used for images to make it user and search engine friendly..
     
    seemaseo, Dec 16, 2009 IP
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    alt tag is nothing but when you drag your mouse into the image, that shows the keyword of the link,
     
    firstlevel1, Dec 16, 2009 IP
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    chetanseo Active Member

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    Alt tag is useful for promoting images, video, and sites. If you have poor content site then you should use alt tag text in image with targeted keywords for optimizing your sites but use the alt tag text in a sense of image.

    See the example below:
    if you have a toy image in your site then you can choose alt image text like <img src="toy.jpg" alt="toys store" /> because this will be the image related text.
     
    chetanseo, Dec 16, 2009 IP
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    Hello :) The ALT attribute is designed to be an alternative text description for images by netmechanic.com
     
    JashLee, Dec 17, 2009 IP
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    Alt text is what you use to tell the search engines what an image is, since they can't crawl images. When you mouse over an image and words appear, that's the alt text.
     
    TheCliche, Dec 19, 2009 IP
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    illianafrazer Well-Known Member

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    Hi seemaseo,

    Search Engine friendly ...

    Can you explain this term ?? does it mean it helps SE to crawl better or does it directly improves my Ranking?
     
    illianafrazer, Dec 20, 2009 IP
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    illianafrazer Well-Known Member

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    Hi seemaseo,

    "Search Engine friendly "

    Can you explain this term ?? does it mean it helps SE to crawl better or does it directly improves my Ranking?
     
    illianafrazer, Dec 20, 2009 IP
  14. masterofweb

    masterofweb Greenhorn

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    according to me 2 reason behind this
    one is it is for search engine crawler.when crawler crawl the website,it is not able to read images so it can read "alt" text as a images description.

    another reason is 1 or 2 country in world having more than 50% blind people,which is not see the images so the browser read the alt text.


    plz tell me i am right or not???????

    thanks in advance
     
    masterofweb, Dec 21, 2009 IP
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    exactly, Alt tags are used for images to make it user and search engine friendly..
     
    ricky ponting, Dec 26, 2009 IP