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Alt codes = Important or not?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Wings[SENSE], Aug 10, 2010.

  1. Wings[SENSE]

    Wings[SENSE] Regular Member

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    Are the Alt codes still important to improve ranking in the SERP? I was having a discussion with a friend of mine and he told me Google is not using alt codes anymore but I'm a bit skeptical.
     
  2. kez1000

    kez1000 Supreme Member

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    maybe so but the other search engines do
     
  3. donkdiddly

    donkdiddly Junior Member

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    i can tell you that without further changes besides the alt codes, my site has jumped pages in google. just don't overload your page with keyword dense alt codes. 3 alt keywords per page is good
     
  4. Niche

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    Alt tags for images still help with your SEO, google or otherwise
     
  5. summertime1

    summertime1 Junior Member

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    And its a W3C recommendation, so stick with alts.
     
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    Yes alt text is important and helps in SERPs so use it...