Last Updated on December 12, 2021 by Scott Charleboix
In this post, don’t neglect image alt tags, the “Alt” attribute of an HTML image tag is intended to provide a text description of the associated image, so that browsers using screen readers, or those browsing with images turned off, can still get an idea of what’s on the page.
Don’t neglect image alt tags
Image alt text is important for search engines since they determine the content of a page by looking at the text content only. If you’re not including descriptive alt text along with all your images, you’re missing out on a great opportunity to give the search engines another hint as to what your page is about.
1. Add a descriptive alt text to each of the images on your target page
A good alt text is a maximum of one sentence long, descriptive of the included image, and containing your target keyword, a portion of your target keyword, or a variation of your target keyword.
2. Don’t simply repeat the same alt text for every image
Simply using your target keyword for every image can trigger a search engine penalty (excessive keyword repetition). In addition, it provides a poor experience for browsers using screen readers or with images turned off, who rely upon alt texts to understand what the page is about. It’s a good practice to change up the alt text for your images. What I recommend is to have at least one of your images with the target keyword in the alt text description.
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