ALT text


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ALT text

(ALTernate text) On a Web page, a text description that can be added to the HTML tag that displays an image. The ALT text is displayed by the browser when the cursor is moved over the picture. If pictures are turned off in the browser, the ALT text is automatically displayed instead.
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Trick 3: Search engines use the Alt Text behind pictures so,again,make this text search engine relevant: ``Our main products'' is useless compared with ``Widgets in stainless steel from Widgets R Us.
For the visually impaired using a screen reader, the picture would read "image" if no alt text is created.
WebQA scans and checks a site for more than 100 potential problems and reports on issues such as broken links, spelling mistakes, slow pages, missing keywords and ALT text, orphaned files, and page quality.
ALT text picks up the current text or link color, instead of always displaying it in black.