Basic SEO Lessons Part 5: IMG Alt Tag

Your images should be described using ALT Tags with the keywords you are optimizing for.

Instead of just putting
<img src=”image.jpg”>,
you should put it as
<img src=”image.jpg” alt=”Image descriptions for engines to index”>

Besides for SEO optimization, the purpose of ALT text is also to describe the image for the benefit of those who surf the Web with images turned off. Therefore, do not include keywords that are not related to your image. Keyword spamming will adversely affect your rankings in the SERPs.

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Jayce

    Nice tips. Too bad that I am too lazy to put each photo its own descriptions. 😛

  2. Jayce, Actually you don’t have to description the photos in detail, just write what is it, that’s all. 🙂

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