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Adding alt text to pictures

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by peterbruce, Sep 9, 2011.

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  1. peterbruce

    peterbruce Supreme Member

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    My site has been told "The majority (98) of images do not have alternative text specified for users with visual disabilities. The website may be harder or impossible to use for some disabled users, and therefore in violation of legislation in many countries (e.g. UK, US, Australia). 99 images are used as a links, but do not have alternative text. Any images which are used as links should always have meaningful alternative text."

    I have tried adding alt text to one image.
    Bottom left of http://realpeterbruce.com under 'Test'

    Have I got the right idea? Have I fixed that image correctly?

    Is it worth my time adding alt text to all of the icons above 'Test' ?
     
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  2. artizhay

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    Uh...well your site's down. Anyway, here is the code for ALT text:
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    <img src="myimage.jpg" alt="Description goes here.">
    That can be good for SEO. If you care about SEO. Put keywords in the image file name, the ALT text, and the title text. Also, it's good to have title text and ALT text because, when you hover over an image, browsers are supposed to display the ALT text in a floating tooltip sort of display, but some douchebagey browsers don't do that, so:
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    <img src="myimage.jpg" alt="Description goes here." title="Description also goes here.">
     
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  3. peterbruce

    peterbruce Supreme Member

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    Thanks for the info!

    I can access my site fine.

    It seems to be down for someone else too and my traffic has dropped off.

    I got a URL redirect done yesterday I think.
    Maybe this is causing the problem?

    Have you tried www.realpeterbruce.com and http://ww.realpeterbruce.com ?
     
  4. artizhay

    artizhay BANNED BANNED

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    You're right, it works with out www. However, none of your images or design elements are loading because they are trying to access the www version of the site. This may be an htaccess issue. I can take a look if you want.
     
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    Site works for me. Test image has correct alt attribute. Someone else can clarify but I think most programs/people put a space after " and before /> so alt="tag" />
    Not sure if it matters.
    Also you should add width and height as well to all images.
     
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    I'm quite new to this. I asked my domain team to add a 301 redirect and they added a URL redirect or something.

    I'm building this site on webs.com and the site builder team said my domain was only registered yesterday and it may take 24 - 48 hours to work.

    Iv been using this link for over 1 month.

    Does that sound right?
     
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    For SEO what description & titles should I use for each of 'Connect with us' icons at the bottom right side of my site?

    "YouTube" or "RealPeterBruce Official YouTube Channel"
     
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    both are down for me at the moment.
     
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    For SEO what description & titles should I use for each of 'Connect with us' icons at the bottom right side of my site?

    "YouTube" or "RealPeterBruce Official YouTube Channel"
     
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    Are you sure this Alt text requirement is a legal one. Or does it apply to only large organisations.
     
  11. peterbruce

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    Anyone? >> "For SEO what description & titles should I use for each of 'Connect with us' icons at the bottom right side of my site?

    Just "YouTube" or "RealPeterBruce Official YouTube Channel"
     
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    The second one.
     
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    So if I have an image linked to my google plus profile what should the alt and title be?

    alt="?????" title="????"

    Google Plus?
    Google +?
    Add me to your google plus circle?
    Invite me to google plus?
    Link to my google plus profile?...


    Which goes with which? :confused:
     
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    Hey OP

    are you aware that you are always creating threads about your peterrcube site? isn't that enough?

    And IMHO, with your excellent rep, please thank a bit to people who are trying to help you. So, this may help your "thanks" number go higher than "0".:)
     
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    Not everyone is obsessed with Rep and Thanks
     
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    your site doesn't have pictures
     
  17. peterbruce

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    Should I be adding alt and title text to text links?
     
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    Shouldn't need to.
     
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    The site is working fine, and the code to add the title and alt text to the images has already been provided by artizhay. Should have no problems after reading this
    one now.