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    The alternative to the image in the form of text. SE engine cannot understand the images so we can use the alt attribute to specify what that image is about.

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    The most important parts of Image SEO optimization are the image filename and the alt tag on your page. Properly optimizing images involves using the "Alt" attribute when adding images to your site. Basically Google Crawlers cannot read images, so you add the "Alt" attribute to tell these crawlers what it is.

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    search engine crawlers are not able to read the images, so Alt text is the only attribute that specify to search engines crawlers about to understand the images..

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    Image ALT text is the text displayed when image is not loaded by browser due to any reason. Image ALT text is important because Google uses the alt attribute to know what the image is all about. The alt attribute can also help people browsing your page know what the image is all about even when they do not load the images.

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    Alt text or alternate text is an attribute added to an image tag in HTML. This text appears inside the image container when the image can not be displayed. It helps search engines understand what an image is about. Alternate text is also very helpful in case images on a page cannot be found.

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    It is HTML attribute to add the alternative text to the image so crawlers will easily understand the image.

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    Images are important to websites.IMG tags can only have ALT elements. TITLE elements belong to A HREF tags. You can have both, but only ALT tags are believed to have any weight with search engines. They add value to the design, break up the text,Search engine spiders can’t read the text in images. The ALT tag is an attribute that allows you to add descriptive text which can be crawled by search engines. The purpose of the ALT tag is to describe the image. In SEO, the importance of the ALT tag ability to help your web page rank and if you choose to have images indexed, increase your exposure through image search.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sudhakar View Post
    What is Image Alt Text?
    do you search it on google? because I think google can easily and quickly answer the question. I think website design company should know the basics.

    well, ALT text is for SE, because they are unable to read the text on image. so you have to set the ALT text in order to tell SE that about what image is.

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    The term "ALT tag" is a common shorthand term used to refer to the ALT attribute within in the IMG tag. Any time you use an image, be sure to include an ALT tag or ALT text within the IMG tag. Doing so will provide a clear text alternative of the image for screen reader users.

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    Alt text is meant to be an alternative information source for those people who have chosen to disable images in their browsers and those user agents that are simply unable to “see” the images. It should describe what the image is about and get those visitors interested to see it. (Like the picture to the right)

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    Alt Text is a word or phrase that can be inserted as an attribute in an HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) document to tell Web site viewers the nature or contents of an image. The alt text appears in a blank box that would normally contain the image.

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    The alternative to the image in the form of text. search engine cannot understand the images so we can use the alt attribute to specify that particular image.

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    Alt text (alternative text), also known as "alt attributes" describe the appearance and function of an image on a page.

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    Image alt text is for crawlers to read what the image is all about

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    Alt text or alternate text is mentioned so that when the image is not uploaded the text can be displayed, that will explain what the image was about.

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    The alternative to the image in the form of text. SE engine cannot understand the images so we can use the alt attribute to specify what that image is about.

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    Search Engine cannot understand the images so we use the alt attribute to specify what that image is about.

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