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how important is alt tags these days?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by aussiejack, Apr 30, 2015.

  1. aussiejack

    aussiejack Regular Member

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    headline says it all. I am just optimizing my main money site. So far I did not care about alt tags at all. This article: http://www.searchengineworkshops.com/articles/alt.html
    for example says that alt tags are as important as the keyword meta tag - thus not at all. Or can even be harmful if too much stuffed with keywords.

    Should I leave my alt tags them empty now or do something about it?
     
  2. Hawkster

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    Something else that is important is the speed a page loads, its been 10 seconds and that link still hasn't fully loaded = not getting read


    As for the alt tags i always use them. They help rank images in google
     
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    I'm pretty sure they work well for ranking in Google image search. Don't overdo them obviously.
     
  4. aussiejack

    aussiejack Regular Member

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    quote from a google engineer: ""'We see ALT text as relevant as the Keyword Meta tag,"