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|Inktomi Algorithm and <alt> tags|
quick but important question
| 12:38 pm on Jan 23, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Would appreciate the benefit of anyone's knowledge here.
Does Inktomi's ranking algorithm take into account the text within image <alt> tags?
Thanks very much for any help
| 12:58 pm on Jan 23, 2003 (gmt 0)|
I thought it was down to title & description to rank well with ink, I don't think ink even looks at the alt's
| 1:07 pm on Jan 23, 2003 (gmt 0)|
>>Does Inktomi's ranking algorithm take into account the
>>text within image <alt> tags?
some engines will, some won't. IMO, doesn't matter, put them in anyway.
| 3:06 pm on Jan 23, 2003 (gmt 0)|
See Inktomi's content policy faq [inktomi.com].
|anything you do to accomodate the vision-impaired or wireless browsers helps you with search engines. |
Alt tags are generally for the vision impaired.
Most search engines have a faq like that, a policy document explaining what they consider spam.
| 3:28 pm on Jan 23, 2003 (gmt 0)|
That strikes me as a sensible policy.
It would certainly be a tad confusing for someone of impaired vision to hear the contents of a stuffed tag.
Best to keep things descriptive, pertinent and concise, I suppose is the upshot.
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