alt tags

August 22, 2007

This is what an alt tag can do.
(Firefox users will not see the error above. Check this post out on Internet Explorer)

Next time your browsing the net, if you roll over an image you’ll often see some text. The message is generated from the alt tag properties on an image. It provides visitors useful information about the image. It’s also a sweet spot for search engines to pick up on important key words.

It’s a simple tag; alt=”some text”. It’s good to have if your visitors have images turned off on their browsers. Try and be as descriptive as possible with your alt tags. That doesn’t mean you have to bore your visitors with a paragraph of information. Keep it simple. If your image is promoting an event, you can put the event name, date, and time.

Again, don’t underestimate the power that search engines have on key words located in alt tags.


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