How do you add html alt attributes to images here?

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I am wondering how to add html alt attributes to an image. I have a photo website with lots of images and I have read several places that alt attributes are looked at by search engines and are important for getting hits. How do I add it to the images I have on my site?
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KanThaiDecor

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Image properties on site builder has a place for alt tags...not sure if that is the same as html alt attributes
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Hello,
If you are adding images using an image widget you an click on the Properties Tab on the Content Sidebar and scroll down to alternative text.

To add an alt to an image added using a text widget:

1. Click on the html icon on the Edit Toolbar
2. Locate the img src code for the image you are adding the alt text and title attribute to
3. Add alt="This is alt text" to the img src code.

This is what it will look like:

<!--<img src="resources/natural_health.jpg" alt="This is alt text">-->

Kind Regards,
Emmy
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Emmy...I just type in an image description and not html...Do I need to be doing this differently?
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Hi John,
Do you mean when you insert and image using a text widget? You are putting an image description next to the image, or where are you putting it?

Emmy
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After I add an image to a page I then go to properties for that image and go to...Alternative Text...type a very very brief description and save....I used to not do this but once I did I started seeing many more visits come from image searches.
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That's perfect John and super cool that you have gotten visits from image searches! When an image is added using a text widget the alt attribute in Properties isn't available so needs to be added in the html.
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Thank you....I wasn't sure....And thanks Peter I thought I needed to be very brief in my descriptions... I do use keyword phrases on my images....I will start expanding a little
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Emmy,
Thanks for the reply. All of my images have numbers for the file name. Do I need to put text that describe the image, like "grizzly" for example or is just using the words "this is alt text" enough?
Thanks again,
Rhonda
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Hello Bubba,
Make the alt text descriptive of the image such as Alaskan Grizzly Bear or something. Hope that helps!
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Hi bubba,

Descriptive text is the way to go. You can make this as descriptive and long. The more descriptive the better. It's like keywords. The crawlers will take them all in and add it to the indexation calculation.
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snap! :) typing at the same time
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Thanks to eveyone for your help!