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Old 10th November 2015, 08:12 AM   #1
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Is it necessary to use targeted keyword in image alt tags to increase SEO for the page?

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Old 10th November 2015, 02:30 PM   #2
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It is a good idea to use the alt attribute for accessibility -- to provide a text alternative to the image for people who are visually impaired or who for whatever reason cannot or choose not to view images.

Image alt attribute text counts for very little, if anything, when it comes to optimization -- and stuffing it with keywords is not only useless but will be actively annoying to any site visitors who can't see your images or are browsing with graphics turned off.

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Old 10th November 2015, 09:58 PM   #3
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No.

It is a good idea to use the alt attribute for accessibility -- to provide a text alternative to the image for people who are visually impaired or who for whatever reason cannot or choose not to view images.

Image alt attribute text counts for very little, if anything, when it comes to optimization -- and stuffing it with keywords is not only useless but will be actively annoying to any site visitors who can't see your images or are browsing with graphics turned off.

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Old 11th November 2015, 06:13 AM   #4
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Adding ALT tags in you images is necessary step to improve your website's SEO ranking.

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Old 11th November 2015, 10:29 PM   #5
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Yeah! Usually, search Engine bots/robots won't read images, PDF and Videos. In this case, it will be recommended to ALT Tags with proper targeting keywords to make search engine bots readable.

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Old 12th November 2015, 10:12 AM   #6
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Adding ALT tags in you images is necessary step to improve your website's SEO ranking.
No, it isn't. Really.

Over the years, search engines have been inconsistent in their treatment of alt attribute text. Over the years, Google has at various times indexed NO alt attribute text, indexed ALL alt attribute text, or indexed only alt attribute text associated with images that were links. Regardless of whether the text is indexed, there remains disagreement over how significant an impact it has.

In my experience, there are a lot of other things you need to have gotten right with SEO before image alt attribute text is going to make any sort of visible difference (if it ever does).

Use alt attribute text as it was intended to be used -- to assist those who cannot (or choose not) to view images on your site. The alt attribute text should provide a text alternative to the image, not a "keyword-rich" blurb written "for SEO purposes."

Stuffing keywords in the alt attribute text when those keywords do not describe the image itself could, in fact, get you in trouble with the search engines as evidence of "over optimization."

(And, of course, because you can't count on the search engines to consistently index alt attribute text, you should never include valuable information ONLY in images. If it's important for your SEO, it should be included in the on-page text.)

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Uhm... this information is slightly outdated. Search engines have been able to read PDF files just fine for several years now. As a matter of fact, I often find PDF files ranking in the top 10 for various queries.

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No.

It is a good idea to use the alt attribute for accessibility -- to provide a text alternative to the image for people who are visually impaired or who for whatever reason cannot or choose not to view images.

Image alt attribute text counts for very little, if anything, when it comes to optimization -- and stuffing it with keywords is not only useless but will be actively annoying to any site visitors who can't see your images or are browsing with graphics turned off.

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But I can see many good rankings websites has the related keywords stuffed in the alternative tags.

I think, many browsers has graphics enabled by default. Many peoples in the world likes to see anything with images. That's why Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and other social networks started ruling the world.

What's your thoughts on this?

Does the spider consider using related keywords as alt tags as a black hat technique? I don't think so

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But I can see many good rankings websites has the related keywords stuffed in the alternative tags.

I think, many browsers has graphics enabled by default. Many peoples in the world likes to see anything with images. That's why Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and other social networks started ruling the world.

What's your thoughts on this?

Does the spider consider using related keywords as alt tags as a black hat technique? I don't think so
Dear my friend,

New technique of Google Image is much more intelligent, making Alt tags are now less important.

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It's good to use keywords in the alt tags, but it's better to avoid keyword stuffing.

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Alt tag help to crawl the keyword, but the keyword which is inserted in the Alt attribute should be related to the image.

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