My website's image alt attributes are missing when I check through Developer Tools: I see no alt text. But when I check through Ctrl+U or view page source, it is showing alt text.

When I search for these images in Google with the alt text, my website's images are not indexed.

  • How long have you waited? This takes quite a while. – closetnoc Aug 19 '17 at 14:22
  • More than four months – Mazharul Haq SEO Aug 19 '17 at 14:39
  • You can try disabling "safe search" or even try using advanced search. If that won't work then change the alt text so its more of what users want while it still is related to your site. – Mike -- No longer here Aug 19 '17 at 15:27
  • It'd help if you shared the link to your website. I suspect its either a JavaScript issue removing the ALTS or the tool that your using to inspect the elements. First try both Google Chrome and Firefox 'Inspect' rather than just one browser and use a browser plugin to disable JS and then inspect it. Additionally... Googe images is mega slow at ranking images, sometimes it may never rank them if they have too many with similar keywords... link plz. – Simon Hayter Aug 19 '17 at 20:09
  • alt text isn't even a good way to rank images for keywords. In my experience it is much better to enclose the image in a div with some text: <div><img src="..."> Description of image</div> – Stephen Ostermiller Aug 20 '17 at 1:03

As first, to become sure, whether Google makes indeed notice about your images, make use of "fetch as Google" function in your Search Console.

If on fetching as Google alt are in the place, do the next check: make a site query into Google web search, open cache-version of your page and look into the source code - are altthere in the place?

If both tests are positive - than just wait, make an image sitemap, share it into Search Console, than wait again - you had make doubly sure, that technically everything is ok.

If alt aren't there at fetching as Google - seems to be as @Stephen Ostermiller wrote, they could be delivered by javascript and you should debug, whats wrong with it.

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