Alt attributes



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:
best alt attributes 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.
easy alt tags 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!

34 comments:

Diana Mieczan said...

Thanks,darling
Have a lovely Monday

Karen and Gerard said...

Oh, I like this tip! Thanks so much for sharing your HTML tricks with us. I am sharing this on my "Friday Things I Learned" post with a link back here. Great tip!

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

The first image I tried this on didn't have alt in the code. Do I just add it?

Elizabeth @ My Life, Such as it is... said...

That is very helpful. Thanks! I'm off to start doing that with the pictures on my blog.

Elizabeth @ My Life, Such as it is... said...

umm...I just looked and I don't have an alt="" where my photo is. I am using Blogger.

Eva Gallant said...

That's helpful! Thanks.

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Design It Chic said...

@ Karen & Gerard Zemek: yes if the picture doesn't have the alt attribute, you simply just add it:)
Have a great day!

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Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

So cool...I actually found your site via a mention in Karen & Gerard Zemek's blog. This looks really interesting and fun. I can't wait to read more tips!!! Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

sandy said...

Here for follow Friday, though am unsure you're participating. You were on the list, but I don't see a badge or post? Hope you're in.
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Labor Day was busy here, with a family picnic; though nice it always makes me sad. Summer's officially over and I'm never ready for it to be.

mary said...

I'm always in need of HTML tips and tricks thanks for the help
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Christie said...

Thank you for sharing this. This is a tip I knew I needed but didn't know where to look for it! Cheers!

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