Image keywords

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Hi there

Having done some research on search engine optimisation I have learnt that images are not searched by Google bots or spiders. If the images have written text on them it will not be read, instead the Google bots/spiders just carry on past them. All the keywords that are on the image are disregarded.

Is there a way of assigning key words to images or alternate text allocation for images so that images are not overlooked.

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Stewart
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Hello Stewart

Search engines cannot "see" graphics, they read text. You can help the search engines "see" the topic of your graphics by giving them something called an "alternate attribute" or "alternate text".

To give your image alternate text in Yola you can:

1. Click on the image.
2. Click on the Properties Tab in the Content Sidebar.
3. Scroll down to the "Alternative Text" field.
4. Enter text to describe your image including your keyword possibly.
5. Click Apply.

Yola has developed a short series of SEO Tutorials which will take you through the process of building, maintaining and promoting your website with search engine optimization in mind, here is a link: SEO Tutorials. You can also watch a webinar at Yola.tv, Introduction to SEO.
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Thanks Sanja thats great !
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Here is what really helps also....First off do not keyword spam your alt tags...brief and accurate is best...For example on my site I may have a photo of one of the end tables I sell....A good alt tag would be,,end table, brown, wood......Then close to the photo have some text with the alt text keywords in it that shows on the published page....You would also do well in flickr adding your photos in a gallery there....add info about your site etc.....I get site visits all the time now from my flickr gallery.Yahoo and Bing draw images from there because they are billions of images behind what google has...You have a better chance of your images showing on the first few pages of an image search.
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Great tips John!