Difference between alt and title of img for SEO?

Marc van Leeuwen

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I've been writing my HTML for images like this:

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<img src="my-image.jpg" alt="my image" >
But I recently ran a SEO tool to check images on my web pages and it reported loads of errors which I was really surprised with.

When I went through the report 99 % of these errors were because of missing image title text.

Also if you were to implement it, what would you put in there? put all alt and title in image tag?
 

Free-SEO-Tools

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Hello,

Title tag is not so important factor to rank images on Google. If you add alt tag, then you inform the nature or content of your image to website viewers.
 

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I've been writing my HTML for images like this:

Code:
<img src="my-image.jpg" alt="my image" >
But I recently ran a SEO tool to check images on my web pages and it reported loads of errors which I was really surprised with.

When I went through the report 99 % of these errors were because of missing image title text.

Also if you were to implement it, what would you put in there? put all alt and title in image tag?
Same thought with SEOPub below.

you don't need to add title tag for your images because it doesn't make SEO images better.

Focus on image name and alt tag, they are important factors to help users find out your images on Google or search engine results.

I have never seen any SEO value in title attributes.
Hello,

Title tag is not so important factor to rank images on Google.
What tag is good to ranking fro images on Google?
 

eppcomposites

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Title tag is not important but you should use in all images. Because if any user come over on your website images so he can find the name of that image and he can understand the purpose of that image.
 

meomeo031

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Hi bro,
Alt attribute is for images and title attribute is for links. Alt has positive effect in terms of SEO and title does not.
 

eestiman

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Ye, only 'alt' matters, in fact. But 'title' has hover effect and you can customize it.
 

Scopehosts

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Image title provides additional information about the image and the title has to be short,catchy and precise.
Alt text is an alternative information source for those people who have chosen to disable images in their browsers.
 

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Filename's require keywords seperated by -

For image tag SEO you need to place keywords in your file names, like so: IMAGE-SEO-LEARNED-FROM-KRIS.JPEG
While alt tag text and keywords does NOT and should NOT use the - symbol. Thus Alt tag would be, with deliberate and important variations in wording used...Image Search Engine Optimization tags from Kris.

Bad example, but you get it....
 
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