Happy Labor Day to you all! I will try to keep it short and breezy today since i bet everyone's around family. For today's topic, I thought i should explain some things that we do, HTML wise, but we don't know we do and how we could use those things in our advantages. So what we're focusing on today is "alt" attributes!
Let me begin by showing you where you can find those attributes. Well let's take a closer look at the HTML of an uploaded picture right here on this blog. It looks kind of like this:
If you look closed you might as well see the pink underlined word. That's it! That's the alt attribute of a picture. Now you might ask why do i care? Well you care if you want Google spiders to find you. As i previously said the spiders crawl just text, not images or flash etc. So optimizing your alt attribute can help spiders to crawl that image even if it's in text mode. So what you want to do is this: add between the " " the 2-3 words that describes the picture the best. Like to the picture that i just showed you before, i added "best alt attributes" to describe the picture the best.
This way when spiders crawl, they could find my picture in text mode as "best alt attributes". More chances than finding just pure " " blank, right?:)
So from now on, make sure you optimize your uploaded pictures so spiders can crawl them in text mode by using the alt attributes!
Now that's it for today! Hope it helped!! Check back to see what comes up next in Blogger tutorial section, SEO tips department or how we teach new HTML tricks & tips every day!