What are alt tags and why are they important?

We can also call ALT text as alternative text. As the name suggests, it is an alternative to any image, which means that when the image is not loaded due to slow internet, then the alternative text is visible. ALT text is a short description or name of any image that tells about the image.

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Hitha Nanjappa Selected

Hitha Nanjappa

1 year ago
Alternative Text is some kind of text or description of the photos posted in a blogpost. It is important for below reasons:
1. If Keywords are part of the description/alt text, it can help in SEO optimization.
2. If the photo file size is too large, page loading time is too much, it will affect the user experience on the website. But having Alt text can help in such a way that the text will appear wherever the photo is not loaded properly.

Balvinder Singh Selected

Balvinder Singh

1 year ago

Alt text was initially discovered for use in cases, when images not loads, to give an idea of the content. But now it has more uses:

1. Google can index images based on this alt keyword, providing SEO value
2. Provides keyword value to the article
3. can be shown to the user in case the image, not load or the image may deleted.
4. help crawlers to crawl and label, as images can not be directly with just title and alt text can be more detailed.


Himangshu Kalita Selected

Himangshu Kalita

1 year ago
When a webpage fails to load, alt texts show as descriptions of the picture. These texts make it easier for search engines to crawl your site and aid in ranking.

In terms of SEO, using the appropriate keywords in alt texts gives websites the boost they need. Even while this isn't the most significant strategy, it does increase the worth of your material.

Consider utilizing alt text if you want to improve your SEO in the long run. Search engines evaluate a website's relevance using a variety of paradigms. One of these is alt text.

Oun Art Selected

Oun Art

1 year ago

Alt text also know as alternative text it is the practice of optimizing image for SEO by using the alternative to make and image for meaning for Google to understand what exactly that image is. The best practice of an image alt text optimization:

Let's imagine that you have an image of "contact form 7" you named the image as "contact form7" so here is the trick for alt text you could say "contact form7 best contact form builder plugin for WordPress".

This make an image more meaningful for search engines determine what it exactly the image is.


Avijit Ghosh Selected

Avijit Ghosh

1 year ago
Google is AI, and you can be amazed to listen that Google is blind also.
1. It's necessary to inform what is the image
2. For which purpose you are posting the image
3. Relation between the content and image
4. For any reason if Google is unable to show the image it can show alt text

Shubham

Shubham

1 year ago
Alternative (Alt) Text is meant to convey the “why” of the image as it relates to the content of a document or webpage. It is read aloud to users by screen reader software, and it is indexed by search engines. It also displays on the page if the image fails to load, as in this example of a missing image.