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Images for SEO Alt and Title Tags

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by BleepingWorld, Jan 20, 2017.

  1. BleepingWorld

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    Hi,

    Sometimes I just feel lazy. I figure i can come back to fixing up the image stuff. But for now i figure an image is better then no image at all.

    If you add an image and repeat the same text in the Alt and title tag, does this only effect image searches or does it also reflect negatively on your SEO as well?

    Is it bad for the article page in terms of ranking?
     
  2. bismarck88

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    It won't impact it negatively, but having alt text on images do help
     
  3. keywordspot

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    Making use of Alt and title tag on images is a good practice but it is not good to use the same Alt and title tag for multiple images.

    With proper use of the image alt attribute (i.e. different alt and title tags for each image), you won’t negatively affect search engine rankings of your site.
     
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    Alt is a must, that is alternative text if image is not shown. Title is optional. Use them both and and make them unique.
     
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    yes great point to make note. You should use alt tag for your images. better to use unique title for images.
     
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    Hello,

    You just need to make all the image alt tag with unique name and this will help to avoid problems while searching images. BTW it won't cause negative SEO at anymore.
     
  7. The Curator

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    That's the problem with grabbing pics off the net for your blogs, gotta nofollow it, but no alt or title text editing...
    Too bad there wasn't a WP plugin that allowed to input that info over the pics normal info...
     
  8. DKolen

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    This shouldn`t affect your page rankings in general, only the images will be less likely to appear in the SERPs, however, you should think of how it would look like in case your article is viewed in a browser with images off for some reason - would the alt-texts look too confusing or irrelevant. Surely, following best practice you should add unique and descriptive alt-texts and relevant titles to each image, but I don`t think the impact is actually that big.
     
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  9. The Curator

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    For local SEO it can be, alt images and schema mark-up can be a booster.
     
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    Well, I`d say that the same alt-texts or their absence shouldn`t significantly hurt the whole page (and put it down rank-wise). I was just considering if this would harm your rank, while I see adding schema markup as an actual effort to improve it. In fact, I totally agree it can be really beneficial for a page targeting local!
     
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    It will not effect negatively. But, you should use unique ALT tag for different images.
     
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    Herc Magnus' Local SEO course and plugin relies on those two variables to dominate local niches..
     
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    just 1 image brings 80k people to one of my sites
    dont feel lazy
     
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    I think you should definitely ensure your alt tag is constantly changing but when going into the concept of uniqueness I would highly recommend keeping in mind how relevant your alt/title are to your content so that your search rate isn't obscured by the title or alt tag. Also, you don't have to worry about lowering your SEO.