How do I put in alternative text for my images in the properties section if they do not appear or I want more chance of my images getting onto a search engine?
Wednesday, 30 August 2006 - 3:36 PM EDTName: cw
alt="your text goes here"
to your img src='' tag. It might end up looking something like this...
WIDTH="64" HEIGHT="64" ALIGN="BOTTOM" BORDER="0" alt="your text">
if you want the text to appear on mouseover of the image in most newer browsers you can also add....
title="whatever text you put inside here will display on image mouseover"
a search engine should index that text, too
a tag with that added might look like this....
WIDTH="64" HEIGHT="64" ALIGN="BOTTOM" BORDER="0" alt="your text" title="whatever text you put inside here will display on image mouseover">
Neither tag addition will improve your chances of getting your images indexed in a search engine. Search engines don't work that way. Something else would have to attract them to your page- usually a link to your page from some other page if you haven't submitted your site to an SE. BUT if you ARE ever crawled by an SE, those additions will help an SE better index you and may also improve your ranking in the SE.