Archive for May, 2011
Sometimes your website or various web pages within your site don’t rank well or rankings go down without any obvious reason. Sometimes you need to dig deep and be creative. There was a post over at Google support forums that received an interesting answer.
John Mu, checked out a posters site and made an observation about the length of the alternative text (alt tags) used in the images source code. John said that the images are using “a full copy of the – sometimes long – title as the alt-text for all of the product images on the page.” He recommended the webmaster stay away from throwing so much content in the alt tags of the images.
it could be confusing to see the exact same text over and over again. Search engines generally aren’t impressed by seeing the same text that many times, so I’d simplify that a bit by perhaps using the full text for the main product image, but not reusing it for all of the smaller detail-images.
Great little piece of information to file away!