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ALT Tags
Are they part of page optimization?
lawman




msg:593566
 12:40 am on Jul 11, 2001 (gmt 0)

I'm in the process of adding ALT Tags to the images on my site. Other than describing the image, should I craft the text as part of my page optimization?

Thanks

Lawman

 

Hunter




msg:593567
 12:57 am on Jul 11, 2001 (gmt 0)

Yes Lawman, it's a good idea to use your keywords in your ALT tags.

Bentler




msg:593568
 5:10 am on Jul 11, 2001 (gmt 0)

Our internal Infoseek search engine is configured to score alt tag keywords highly as incentive to build pages that comply with ADA requirements-- so I try to stuff them. I would expect some public SEs would do the same but have never tested it.

angiolo




msg:593569
 10:01 am on Jul 11, 2001 (gmt 0)

Few days ago FAST and AV adopted the ALT tag to index images, but now it seems that they adopt keywords placed close to the image.

msgraph




msg:593570
 2:09 pm on Jul 11, 2001 (gmt 0)

>>should I craft the text as part of my page optimization?

For Altavista, yes, it can help your page a lot.

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