When it comes to optimizing your content, there are a lot of things you need to consider. An essential part of any website is its images, these make points clear where a piece of text would otherwise be needed. And appeals to the visitor to stay longer on the website. There are a number of tips on writing alt text for images. Let's cover them in this blog post!
Optimizing a website is necessary for many different purposes, from optimizing your positions within Google, to improving user experience, to conversions. Images not only make a website look good, but they also make points. Optimizing these, in addition to the images themselves, can be a great benefit by describing the alt texts. Here's how to do this.
The importance of alt text for images
Alt texts are meant to make it clear to search engines and crawlers what type of image it is. Robots are getting better at recognizing images, but are not yet able to do so completely. Alt text makes it clear what exactly is being displayed in the image and how they can interpret it.
With good alt text, it's easy to tell if the image is related to the content you're writing about. And whether this is a complement to the website. An image that has nothing to do with the content and is not described has little to no added value to search engines. So for every image you put on your website, you need to use descriptive alt text. Here's how.
How do you write better alt tags for your photos on your website?
Alt texts and tags can be kept short and sweet, as these are not the places where you should put a lot of text. But rather places that are not seen by the standard audience of the website. And can therefore be kept short and concise. We'll use the following image as an example. In this image, the following is displayed.
To this alt text, something like "working man" can be written. Or office work. And leave it at that. However, this is not the full alt text that should be included. There's a lot more going on. Let's create an extended alt text for it. We'll start by describing the purpose of the image, and then expand that to include the following.
"Working man behind Macbook Air with coffee at desk".
If you want to expand this even further, you can also add what is being worked on.
Working man behind Macbook Air working on an SEO project with coffee at his desk.
So you can quickly come up with some extended alt text for your images. So that your images can be seen better on the website by search engines and robots.
Create better alt text in WordPress
Alt text in WordPress hosting can be easily updated for your images without plugins. You do this by adding your alt text to the text box after adding an image.
Once you have selected an image, you can click on it in the right menu to enter the required information. This is done succinctly and with the previous tips in mind.
Alt text can also be added manually by adding an attachment within HTML. You can do this with an img tag, for example alt="here's the alt text" added to the image tag. Or img.
And those are all the tips we have for adding alt text to your images. You can also add this to the tag for various other media. This will give you a better chance of ranking for the terms you want in Google, Bing, and DuckDuckGo! This is taken into consideration by everyone and is easy to do with little effort.
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