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Optimse Alt Text

Optimise Alt Text - SEO Tips

Alt text on images can help a great deal when ranking a web page in a search engine. Each image on your page can include a keyword phrase or two that relates to the image, it is important to make sure the text relates to the image, stuffing random text may look tacky and spammy. This text will also show up & help those that may surf the web with images turned off. The level of success will vary across all search engines.
How it should look:

<img src="search-engine.gif" width="10" height="10" alt="Alt text optimisation”">

Alt text can be added to any image on the page, for optimisation purposes, images that are used for style (rounded corners on tables etc) should not have any alt text, this also is recommended for usability compliance as screen readers will read out text on random parts of the screen confusing some people. When writing alt text a very short brief sentence should be used, no more than 5 words.