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Old 06-25-2014, 06:33 AM
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Alt tag or Title tag?

Which tag is important for images, alt tag or title tag?
 

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Old 06-25-2014, 06:49 AM
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Off-course it is ALT tag for images. I never heard people using title tags for images. Though, you should always use captions for your pictures.
 
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Old 06-25-2014, 07:40 AM
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Your actually talking about attributes and not tags.

The alt attribute is specific for img tags and should describe the image for people and machines that cannot see the image.

The title attribute is a more general attribute that most browsers now use as the text to generate a tooltip over the tag the attribute is on.

The title tag is used in the head tag and contains text that describes the page.

General opinion is that text in the alt attribute does get used by the search engines while the text in a title attribute seems to have no influence.
 
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Old 06-25-2014, 07:41 PM
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After tracing the function of alt tag on a picture, it turns out the alt tag optimization is very important for SEO. Many of the bloggers forget to add alt tags on images.
 
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Old 06-25-2014, 10:19 PM
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I think your question is about what we can use for image ALT atttribute or title attribute. So for that you can use both but for SEO concern you must use ALT attribute.
 
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Old 06-25-2014, 10:34 PM
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Alt tags are important..Is that anybody using title tags for images.. whats that ?
 
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Old 06-26-2014, 01:10 AM
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alt tag mate. we still should use old school meta details for SEO since we can get some amount of traffic from other search engines too
 
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Old 06-26-2014, 02:13 AM
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Hi
Alt tags are for Images and Title tags for Meta description, It helps in SEO to get the keywords in first page. there is separate code to alter alt tags and title tags
 
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Old 06-26-2014, 03:04 AM
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In simple words, Alt-tags is for Search Engines and Title-tag is for users. So, Alt tag is much important than Title tag.
 
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Old 06-26-2014, 03:14 AM
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both tag is important for the website. both tags are incated the name of image but use for different system such as alt tag is use for search engine and title tag use for user.
 
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Old 06-26-2014, 12:54 PM
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i use both of them, but alt image attribute looks like more important depending title attribute
 
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Old 06-26-2014, 07:23 PM
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Neither is more important than the other, they both serve a useful purpose and Google uses both:

"The page the image is on, and the content around the image (including any captions or image titles), provide search engines with important information about the subject matter of your image"
https://support.google.com/webmaster...r/114016?hl=en

Use both of them always because when you can include "nice to have information" to any web element of your landing pages, then do so. Here's more in depth information for using alt and title attributes by w3:
http://www.w3.org/wiki/Images_in_HTML

And if you want to learn to search engine optimize your images for better Google rankings as well as better accessibility for all visitors (including those who rely on assistive technologies) then we have made useful information for webmasters here:
http://goo.gl/Xn7CyT
 
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Old 06-29-2014, 05:14 AM
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To use more Alt tags in each blog posts, we should use more than one image in blog posts. I have seen that the posts that have many images with alt tags in them are more easily searchable. They get quickly indexed and it's good for your blog, but you must well optimize your images otherwise your blog might get negative impact for being heavy (recently the loading time/speed has also become an SEO factor)
 
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Old 07-03-2014, 04:50 AM
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Alt tag is more important for the SEO purpose. But, i also use title tag as the users could also read the text on hovering over the image.

Strangely, text on hover doesn't work in case of Alt tags for me. Or am i the only one who is facing this strange situation?
 
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both tag is important for the website.
 
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Old 07-03-2014, 04:58 AM
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both tag is important for the website.
Explain why they are important. Please backup your response.
 
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Old 07-04-2014, 01:33 AM
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Alt tag is more important for the image attributes. with alt tag, search engines crawl the image it can be readable.
 
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Old 07-04-2014, 01:58 AM
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alt tag is important for image attributes whereas the title tag tells the title of the website which is displayed above on the website. the title should be 60 characters.
 
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Old 07-05-2014, 12:58 AM
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yss alt tags are important for this point and usually in SEO an image should have Alt tags.
 
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Old 07-05-2014, 01:18 AM
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Both have their own value in search engine. Always like descriptive alt and title attributes.
 
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