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How to add Image and alt tags successfully (6 posts)

  1. ot221268
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello - been advised to add image (or alt tags - are they the same?) to my website. I can see how they are added in WP under the media library - edit - alternative text/caption/description. The new descriptive text shows in WP and the preview, but not in the website, even the next day. Am I doing this the right (or only?) way/
    Can anyone offer any assisitance, which would be much appreciated.

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Alt tags are not supposed to show on the page. They are there to provide alternative text descriptions of images for non-graphical browsers & user agents.

  3. ot221268
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes you are right - I think what I mean are image tags - the descriptive title that show when you hover over the image. I would like these for SEO of my site. How are these added?

  4. ot221268
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'ne tried the forum link - it seems to take me right back to this post??!

  5. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Those are title attributes. Again, they are not meant to be used for SEO purposes but to add additional information about the image. In WordPress, the image's title attribute is automatically populated by the image name as seen in your Media Library.

  6. ot221268
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    OK thanks, but from what I can see alt tags do increase SEO searches - see links

    http://www.site-booster.com/blog/2009/02/alt-tags-increase-search-engine-ranking/

    http://www.seoworkers.com/seo-articles-tutorials/alt-attribute.html

    Anyway, I can see how to add them via the media-library-edit image but my query is, after updating the media, when I click on the image in WP it shows it with the added text on the webpage BUT when I return to the site it just shows as "image_1".

    Is there something I have missed?

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