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The alt attribute is used in HTML and XHTML documents to specify alternative text (alt text) that is to be rendered when the element to which it is applied cannot be rendered.

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Is it OK for SEO to use a photo's tags in the img alt text when a caption isn't available?

Is it OK with SEO to use page tags as image alt and <image:caption>? Images we are using doesn't have any caption or title. They just have tags (some of them 15 tags). We were even thinking about ...
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Because alt is not allowed on SVG image link, can I add a second display:none image to let Google see alt text?

My developer has created a product page with images managed in this way: xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" class="original"> <image width="100%" height="100%" preserveaspectratio="xMidYMid ...
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How to emphasize and punctuate words within an 'alt' attribute?

Say, when you have a fair amount of text that you need to alt. (I realize it's best to pull it out of an image and into plain text, if possible ... but things aren't always ideal, unfortunately ... ...
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Image alt text not available to inspect element and Google isn't picking it up but it is in the page source

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 ...
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Is it considered keyword stuffing to use similar alt text on all images in a thumbnail gallery?

I have a thumbnail gallery of 50 photos under the category of "Mustang 1969". Now for each image I have this alt attribute: alt="blue ford mustang 1969" The only part that's changing is the first ...
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alt attribute for thumbnail image that links to the original file

I have a wallpaper gallery page that displays small thumbnails, when clicked it opens the original full size image for a user to download it. Will adding alt attribute to the thumbnails make the ...
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Will Google ranking my images for two languages if I put alt attribute text in both languages?

If I have 10 photos, is it practical to make English alt attribute for 5 of them and Arabic alt attribute for the other 5 images? In a SEO point of view. Things to know about my site: Hand-coded in ...
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Which one should I use for SEO proposes? <div>text</div> or <img alt=“text” />

I know that the alt="" attribute is recommended for SEO propososes, but I also heard that put the description inside a div and hide with text-indent:-9999px or font-size:0; is a good practice for SEO. ...
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Correct ALT text for Screenshot Images (Bulk)

We have a downloads library containing about 22,000 items (pages) and for each of the pages, there is a section of screenshots showing the download in action. Currently, we can't go through almost ...
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Is it good practice to include alt tags on all images

… including decorative images such as navigation arrows and social media buttons? I understand that my "content images" should be alt-tagged appropriately. But should I be tagging decorative images ...
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Google using logo alt text rather than meta description in search results when searching for our brand name

I have a page (not well ranked though) that if I search for using the name, so let's say my page is www.example-example.com, when I search for example-example, the title is correct, but in description ...
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Tradeoffs of including alt attribute in tracking pixel

I work at a company with a very prolific tracking tag, which uses a tracking pixel to pass information. Currently, our tag uses a bare <img> inside of a <noscript>, and the image does not ...
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Does SEO improve from picture alt text that doesn't include keywords?

In this article it says that you always should describe the picture with your alt text. For example a picture of a nervous worker on a website dedicated to negotiating higher salaries within the ...
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Can search engines read title attributes that are modified using jScript?

I'm using a custom tooltip library, to view my titles and image alts. The way an image or link is rendered without this script is: <img src="URL HERE" title="TITLE HERE" height="123" width="321"&...
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For SEO should an image name contain page title (which gives more description to image)

I am creating a website using wix.com. I would like to know if a web page has images in it . Should the image name and alt name name can have some repetitive information derived the page title. ...
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Title attribute on image inside a tag

Is there a reason to put a title attribute on an image (img tag) if this is inside a link (a tag) already with a title ? (said that you already put the alt attribute to the img tag)
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Should I dynamically change title/alt of image for SEO?

I use Angular in my application, where I have ng-repeat directive on images (which means, that in my HTML I have only one img tag for all image objects that I receive from server). Should I also ...
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How to add Alt images using Wix

There is no option to do this in the media library. I am using an image gallery, and under settings they provide field inputs for "Title" and "Description". According to their knowledge base, the "...
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Does image alt tag contribute to keyword density?

I have been using exact matched term, 2 times in an article. But I have been using that same keyword in alt tag of 2-3 images. I want to know if alt tag text contribute to keyword density. How ...
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Should it be beneficial to put dot (period) in the end of Image Title tag's text or ALT text?

When I looked in the Google for such data I found only one article that deals with ALT attributes and (if I understood correctly) clues that indeed it is logical to put dots in the end of ALT text ...
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Is it OK to use same text for title and alt text for an image?

Should the title and the alt tags have completely different text for a certain image? Or is it OK if I use the same text for both the title tag and alt tag? The text would be different for every ...
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Image description tag, does it have any contribution to SEO today?

When I build image tags, I always add Image ALTs & Image Titles. A few years ago I worked with Drupal 6. When you added images in Drupal 6 you could add three things: Image ALTs. Image Titles. ...
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Image alt tags for many images of same thing

I have website with boats rentals. Each boat has at least 15 images. Example 1 boat has large bedroom and 5 images are of bedroom from different angles. I set up alt tags like this but I am not ...
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Does Grammar in Alt text affect anything?

Is this one of the 200 factors of Google for SEO? Includes Grammar under Content, but I've not been able to find anything specific to Grammar within Alt Text. I'm not talking blatant misspellings and ...
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Can img alt tag replace only one word and have good SEO optimization?

I've seen that it is OK to have <img alt="Company name" src="path..."> in, for example, h1 tag and still look like "Company name" (like tekst) in search engines. My question is can we use it to ...
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Images as hyperlinks and SEO implications

I manage several websites, one of which is an e-commerce site with a lot of images. At the top of some product category pages, there are image links to specific products (think image banners). I am ...
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SEO issues using the same `src` for a sprite sheet, but each time with a different `alt` attribute

Ive got a site that uses some images as UI graphics, the sort of thing is : loading gif slider next / prev arrow modal close X etc.. In total there are about 10 images, each <8kb so download ...
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Google excerpt shows only <img> alt, not normal <p> text

Problem Here is how my website appears on Google when I search for "CMIS": Screenshot of CmisSync: Menu/etc are the values of alt= attributes that I have written for three images towards the bottom ...
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Does having a single image referenced from multiple pages affect SEO?

I would like to have a collection of images that are rendered into the browser. If for example I had Images: [img1 ; img2 ; img3 ; img4 ; img 5;] Category: [cat1 ; cat2 ; cat3] Problem: Assume ...
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Should <meta property=“og:image” content=“…”> have an alt tag?

I want to follow good SEO practices by adding alt tags to all my images. For Facebook sharing, I have this code: <meta property="og:image" content="..."> Can I add an alt="Facebook image" to ...
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Are there any length limitations for image alt or title property?

I'd like to insert an image on a webpage with an alt property. But the text length I'd like to use for this alt property is pretty long: about 200 words (slightly less than 1000 characters). Moreover ...
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Will Google follow link if anchor tag content is blocked?

This is a followup on a question I was asking here: Cropping images & SEO Basically, if I have something like this: <a href="<Full_Res_Image>"><img src="<Cropped_Image>"&...
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SEO - alt and title attributes for thumbnail images in recommended products?

I think that title almost explains it. What is best for SEO to use in section Recommended products for alt and title attributes of thumb images? Should they maybe be empty? Recomendded products are ...
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Using topic titles as img alt text on a forum?

I have a (mostly) standard phpBB forum so right now, images that are posted in [IMG] BB-tags don't have an alt text. I would like to change this and I'm doubting between two options: Use the topic ...
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Difference between alt and title of img - which one to use - and impact

For years I've been writing my HTML for images like this: <img src="picture.jpg" alt="my picture" > But I recently ran a audit of my site using Raven SEO tools and it reported loads of errors ...
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eCommerce SEO: Unique“ify” my Product Names / URL's / description ,etc?

Let's say you have 6-10 eCommerce sites all selling (mostly) the same products. They use the same database to pull: -descriptions -titles -keywords -alt attributes -unique urls -etc. My question is ...
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Using post title and file name as alt text?

There is this plugin in WordPress called "SEO Friendly Images," it replaces the alt text in all of the images on my site with the combined version of the file name and post title. For example if the ...
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Image gallery alt tags, for SEO?

I'm designin a web page for an architectural company, which lists its projects, with an image gallery, (not a slider) so all images are on the gallery page, but thumbnails. I have seen a website (...
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Google is fetching body as title [duplicate]

I'm encountering a strange behaviour of Google. Pages in my site has the form : .. <title>Title of Article - mysite</title> </head> <body> <img alt='mysite logo'> .. ...
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Could multiple uses of the same keywords in image alt attributes hurt SEO?

Let's say on an e-commerce site that sells unique pens, on a particular pen's product page, the image of the pen has an alt attribute value of "unique red-striped pen"... and another product has "...
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What is the best approach to HTML markup for a heavily stylised h1 tag

I have a very stylised piece of content which I want to use as the <h1> tag on a page. I have two choices, either use complex, non semantic markup or an image. Is there any SEO benefit to either ...
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SEO: Using the same image on separate webpages with different 'alt' tags.

If I use same image URL on separate webpages with different alt tags for each, will it have any negative impact on SEO? What is the best practice to utilize the same image on separate webpages?
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Is there any SEO problem with using a blank image alt attribute (alt=“”)?

According to this article, it's perfectly valid to use alt="" on purely decorative images. For example, if there is a graph showing some data which is detailed on the the page contents, any alt value ...
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Do image backlinks count as backlinks?

If I have lots of images appearing tumblr blogs, the sort of tumblogs with very little text just reams and reams of images for people to browse through. If my image is embeded in their site like this :...
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How bad is it to use display: none in CSS?

I've heard many times that it's bad to use display: none for SEO reasons, as it could be an attempt to push in irrelevant popular keywords. A few questions: Is that still received wisdom? Does it ...