Why do we need alt text on our images?

bob

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Hello,

Can you show me reasons why do we need alt text on our images?

and its benefits for SEO and search rankings?

thanks in advanced!
 

rohanjain

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Alt is used to provide a semantic description of images for search engines.
 

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Hello Bob,

You'd probably be aware about the fact that the search engines are yet to develop a full ability to read images. Hence, if it is to deliver the right images for a particular search query, it's only hope is the alt text for a particular image.

Hence, if you want the search engines to deliver the images on your site for image searches, make sure to have an alt-text attached to it. It'll increase your chances of getting delivered in the SERPs.
 

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Alt tags convey in text available to screen readers the information presented with images and other non-text objects on a page......
 

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Guys, Your suggestion about alt text really impressed me.
 

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Users can see image and understand what it says but SE unable to read or see images, that's why we use 'alt' tag in every images.
 

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This is one of first rules of On Page SEO.
Using your keywords in alt tag you make your content more appreciate/right for search engines.
Even if the person was searching an images and your image will be with relevant keyword you can gain a visit.
So simple and so many profit:yahoo:
 
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Some time the search engine spider unable to read the image that's why we use Alt Text for the image. This will helps search engine spider to reads the contents of the website easily.
 

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If you don't add alt tag then Google can not index it. Google can not read the image file so some description is needed.
 

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One more reason to use alt text is, if your images can not load properly for some reasons, people can still understand what the blank image spaces are about thanks to the alt text.
 
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bob
Thanks,
what about its benefits for SEO and search rankings?
 

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Hello Dear Friend,
If you don't add alt tag on Image then Google can not index it your images. Google can not read the image file only Google Read text so some description is needed.It is very use full for keyword ranking in search engine.
 

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If you’ve built a website and started to learn about SEO, you are probably familiar with the term alt text. Put simply, alt text (also referred to as alternative text or alt tags) are used to describe the images on your web page.

If for any reason an image does not render on a web page, the alt tag will display in place. This means visitors to that web page understand what image should be there even though they are unable to see it.
 

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Alt texts for images enable Google to understand what the image is about. It provides semantic information regarding since the technology is limited about reading images fully. It also helps to catalog the images in your website for better SEO and avoiding use of duplicate images.
 

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Google cannot read images and alt meaning is alternate text which means alternate text for the image, so if the image is related to some service or product as keyword, then it would help identify Google that what exactly it is?
 

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Google will be able to find out what your website is relevant for and helps Google read the image of what it is due to the fact that Google cannot read the image file itself.
 

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ALT text describes, what this image about. Alternative text are are used to describe the images on your web page.
 

Arnaldo

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ALT tag is very important for a website because it explain about the image to Google boots .
 
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