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My name is Adrian and I love math but, most of all, I love to help people. It's always been a passion of mine

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I have been curious about the above and would like some insight on it. Any direction or guidance would be appreciated.

Adrian

Finally, got some clarity on this alt photo thing. Tried several times, nothing made sense. Thx. MarionBlack

Good question Adrian, I learned a lot also. Thanks:)

Awesome Jazmin! Glad I could be of help!

Image alt tags are very important. If your image doesn't render in a browser then the alt text takes it's place. In addition, the visually impaired (or brain dead like me) can have their device read the text of the image.

In addition, the alt text is important for SEO. Your keyword for that page goes there so search engines can give you brownie points for being such an astute webmaster. It helps with rank.

Ok, I'm off. I gotta go play with Windows 10 some more.

Hmm, sounds like I can't be ignorant about this any further. Thanks for the vaulable input on it!

Very nicely said, I didn't know this about the alt text.
On another note, I am downloading Windows 10... looking forward to it!

Been messing with Windows 10 for the last 2 days and I like it. I will post my comments in a new blog post, "Windows 10, I got it."

The ranking is important but the best bit is the help it gives to the vision impaired as Marion says.

O.o I have to really consider and look at all the photos I have then.

Good question.
I too have a better understanding of it now.
Thanks for asking it, and thanks to those who gave the answers.
-Theuns

True that! You're welcome Theuns!

My understanding is that if the picture fails to load then this alt will display in its place. Alt= alternative

Ah that makes sense.

They let search engines know what the images are, AND hence, they help to improve your post/page SEO ranking. It is therefore also good to use the post/page's focus keyword in the image's alt tag.

Ah, that's great to hear. I'm learning more on how useful these alt-tags can be. Hmm I'm going to need to do a major overhaul on my pics then as I do not have any alt-tags >.

It wasn't until I started using Yoast SEO check that I found out about them and their importance. The SEO check would tell me I did not have alt tags associated with any images in the post, and would discredit my SEO ranking until I included at least one.

Some people who are vision impaired have their computer read aloud to them and the software reads the alt tag so the viewer knows what the image represents if they can't see it clearly. Use your keyword for the alt tag for the first image for SEO but be descriptive with the rest of the images. ~Marion

Hmm is the first image different from the featured image or could the feature image also be the first image of the post?

The featured image is the image which appears on your blog roll. You can choose to have it as the first image or not. I usually have the featured image and the first image the same.

Well, search engines can't read images so the alt tag tells them what the images are about and if they provide relevance to your post this could lead to a higher ranking.

Images also rank separately so they can be found in the image search if someone types the keyword attached to the alt tag of the image.

It's essentially a way to use the keyword another way in the post. If you have the same image with the same tag this could count as keyword stuffing.

So the short answer lol is that they tell the search engines what the image is.

Awesome! Thanks for all that data!

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What's the purpose of alt-tags on photos?

What's the purpose of alt-tags on photos?

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I have been curious about the above and would like some insight on it. Any direction or guidance would be appreciated.

Adrian

Finally, got some clarity on this alt photo thing. Tried several times, nothing made sense. Thx. MarionBlack

Good question Adrian, I learned a lot also. Thanks:)

Awesome Jazmin! Glad I could be of help!

Image alt tags are very important. If your image doesn't render in a browser then the alt text takes it's place. In addition, the visually impaired (or brain dead like me) can have their device read the text of the image.

In addition, the alt text is important for SEO. Your keyword for that page goes there so search engines can give you brownie points for being such an astute webmaster. It helps with rank.

Ok, I'm off. I gotta go play with Windows 10 some more.

Hmm, sounds like I can't be ignorant about this any further. Thanks for the vaulable input on it!

Very nicely said, I didn't know this about the alt text.
On another note, I am downloading Windows 10... looking forward to it!

Been messing with Windows 10 for the last 2 days and I like it. I will post my comments in a new blog post, "Windows 10, I got it."

The ranking is important but the best bit is the help it gives to the vision impaired as Marion says.

O.o I have to really consider and look at all the photos I have then.

Good question.
I too have a better understanding of it now.
Thanks for asking it, and thanks to those who gave the answers.
-Theuns

True that! You're welcome Theuns!

My understanding is that if the picture fails to load then this alt will display in its place. Alt= alternative

Ah that makes sense.

They let search engines know what the images are, AND hence, they help to improve your post/page SEO ranking. It is therefore also good to use the post/page's focus keyword in the image's alt tag.

Ah, that's great to hear. I'm learning more on how useful these alt-tags can be. Hmm I'm going to need to do a major overhaul on my pics then as I do not have any alt-tags >.

It wasn't until I started using Yoast SEO check that I found out about them and their importance. The SEO check would tell me I did not have alt tags associated with any images in the post, and would discredit my SEO ranking until I included at least one.

Some people who are vision impaired have their computer read aloud to them and the software reads the alt tag so the viewer knows what the image represents if they can't see it clearly. Use your keyword for the alt tag for the first image for SEO but be descriptive with the rest of the images. ~Marion

Hmm is the first image different from the featured image or could the feature image also be the first image of the post?

The featured image is the image which appears on your blog roll. You can choose to have it as the first image or not. I usually have the featured image and the first image the same.

Well, search engines can't read images so the alt tag tells them what the images are about and if they provide relevance to your post this could lead to a higher ranking.

Images also rank separately so they can be found in the image search if someone types the keyword attached to the alt tag of the image.

It's essentially a way to use the keyword another way in the post. If you have the same image with the same tag this could count as keyword stuffing.

So the short answer lol is that they tell the search engines what the image is.

Awesome! Thanks for all that data!

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I would like to know if there is a plugin that could scan comments and pages/posts to look for duplicate content.

Any one know of any that can perform this function?

Hey Adrian did you find a plugin that helped you pinpoint duplicate content? I'm interested in something like this as well.

Just saw this blog. May be of use?? On the duplicate content discussion, true, Google don't "penalize" you for duplicate content. Just so long as you don't consider not ranking your site as penalizing!! They will look to see which site contains the original info. That site will rank - the one with duplicate content on will not. I consider that as penalizing!! What Google means by "not penalizing" is that no further action will be taken!! Using duplicate content is not worth it...not to mention, just rude!!!

I hear that Sarah! Thanks for your input!

Duplicate content is only a problem on your own site ie having a post and page identical

Ah, I can see how that can be.

There are sites where you can do this, just put url and you have it. But duplicate content is not an issue, Google does not punish you for this. Leo had a blog about it.

Jovo,
I'm a bit confused. I thought that duplicate content was a big no-no.
Guess I was wrong.
-Theuns

I can't find Leo's blog about this, but here is Matt Cutts explaining how Google handles duplicate content. http://bit.ly/1Mpx0vh

I tried to find the link and it appears that Leo has removed the blog. No idea why. I have it bookmarked. But his message was the same as you see in Cutts' video which Kathy provided. There is no punishment for this.

it is a big no no, thats why all these guys that sell their content spinner software always brag about being able to pass copy scape. Google copyscape

I wanted to know for myself specifically if someone was posting duplicate comments on my site and on other sites. That's my main reason behind this question.

Although, I'm not taking any chances with duplicate content in general.

hey buddy , that might be spam too

Then use copyscape.com its about 10 cents each time you use it

not a plugin but grammerly has that function

I see. Thanks for the reply.

Interesting question! Apparently there is a plugin called "Find Duplicates" (see https://wordpress.org/plugins/find-duplicates/). Take a look at it.

Nice! I'll take a look at that!

Be sure to test the plugin before you use it on your site!

Thanks for the tip.

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Is there a plugin that can detect duplicate content?

Is there a plugin that can detect duplicate content?

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Everything Wordpress

I would like to know if there is a plugin that could scan comments and pages/posts to look for duplicate content.

Any one know of any that can perform this function?

Hey Adrian did you find a plugin that helped you pinpoint duplicate content? I'm interested in something like this as well.

Just saw this blog. May be of use?? On the duplicate content discussion, true, Google don't "penalize" you for duplicate content. Just so long as you don't consider not ranking your site as penalizing!! They will look to see which site contains the original info. That site will rank - the one with duplicate content on will not. I consider that as penalizing!! What Google means by "not penalizing" is that no further action will be taken!! Using duplicate content is not worth it...not to mention, just rude!!!

I hear that Sarah! Thanks for your input!

Duplicate content is only a problem on your own site ie having a post and page identical

Ah, I can see how that can be.

There are sites where you can do this, just put url and you have it. But duplicate content is not an issue, Google does not punish you for this. Leo had a blog about it.

Jovo,
I'm a bit confused. I thought that duplicate content was a big no-no.
Guess I was wrong.
-Theuns

I can't find Leo's blog about this, but here is Matt Cutts explaining how Google handles duplicate content. http://bit.ly/1Mpx0vh

I tried to find the link and it appears that Leo has removed the blog. No idea why. I have it bookmarked. But his message was the same as you see in Cutts' video which Kathy provided. There is no punishment for this.

it is a big no no, thats why all these guys that sell their content spinner software always brag about being able to pass copy scape. Google copyscape

I wanted to know for myself specifically if someone was posting duplicate comments on my site and on other sites. That's my main reason behind this question.

Although, I'm not taking any chances with duplicate content in general.

hey buddy , that might be spam too

Then use copyscape.com its about 10 cents each time you use it

not a plugin but grammerly has that function

I see. Thanks for the reply.

Interesting question! Apparently there is a plugin called "Find Duplicates" (see https://wordpress.org/plugins/find-duplicates/). Take a look at it.

Nice! I'll take a look at that!

Be sure to test the plugin before you use it on your site!

Thanks for the tip.

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