Alt Attribute

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. It is also used by "screen reader" software so that a person who is listening to the content of a webpage (for instance, a person who is blind) can interact with this element. In HTML 4.01, the attribute is required for the img and area tags. It is optional for the input tag and the deprecated applet tag.
Posts about Alt Attribute
  • How to optimize images for SEO

    … necessarily help your SEO, but it will help if you ever need to search for it in the back-end of your site. In WordPress and other sites, the image’s file name will automatically be used as its title. So not this… But this… Alt-text Most important of all is how you describe your image in the Alt section (can be known as Alt-tags or Alt-text). Google…

    Christopher Ratcliff/ Search Engine Watchin SEO How To's- 19 readers -
  • When To Optimize Alt and Title Text for Images

    … Cutts, Google’s head of Web spam. Notice that he does say “alt tag” and calls it alternative text that helps describe the scene found in the image. Your text should describe what the image is about and be limited to 10 words or less. This text does not have to be a sentence but more a descriptive, keyword-rich phrase. If the image doesn’t fit…

    Nicolette Beard/ Raven Blogin Social SEO Google- 6 readers -
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