Image Description Text (ALT Text) and SEO
Welcome to part 3 in the eVetSites SEO Series. Click to view SEO 101 and SEO 102.
Besides the text on your site, search engines catalog all media as well. The bots cannot 'see' the images so it's important to include Alternative Text (ALT Text) to let the search engines and visually impaired persons know information about the image. This is also an opportunity for you to include your practice name, name of nearby towns, etc. to maximize exposure in search engine results.
This tip will show you how to add ALT Text to images in your eVetsite III website.
To add ALT Text to images in your eVetsite III website log into your site and then click on Edit Content to edit your page.
Double click on the image you'd like to add ALT text to and you will see the following window.
Add your description in the Image Description section, then click on the OK button and then click Save Content to save your work.
Alt text should reinforce text and content that is on the page already. A good template would be Name of your practice - Location - What the page is about, so
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