Grateful for a steer from those more experienced with WP. Does adding "Alternative Text" to pictures add any SEO value to the page or Post?

Best Regards,

Trevor

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Stanleycmng Premium Plus
Yes, it does and also make your images searchable.
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LatinNomad Premium
Thank you Stanley.
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AlyseS Premium
Hi guys...is this what you are talking about entering the alt tag here in site content? And whether it's linked anywhere or not?
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EmakAmelia Premium
Yes, I add alt tag in Site Content, but sometimes if I change the image or add more, I can do it on WP back office as well.
I don't usually link mine anywhere.
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teguhyuli Premium
Yes, because sometimes your visitor looking for images. And one more, you can also give your images file name in your computer with the keywords that will be targeted.
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CashYoda7 Premium
Yes. I've noticed when I put the keyword in the image title, it ranks faster.

Very good point.
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LatinNomad Premium
Thank you !
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LatinNomad Premium
Thank you so much.
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CashYoda7 Premium
Not really sure if this is correct, but I read an article from reliablesoft.net that said the alt text was originally intended to describe the image to those that are hard of hearing.

I understood that the description should be very literal.

Which means you should choose your images carefully; they should be as relevant to your content as possible.

In the article, it did not say you should work your keyword into the description necessarily.

But descriptions that relate the image to the keyword boost your SEO.

So what's the best practice here guys?
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Labman Premium Plus
Visually impaired not deaf.
Alt text is good for SEO. Do It!
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CandP Premium
As Labman says, the primary purpose of alt text is to help the visually impaired (not hearing impaired) who may be using voice readers. It also helps Google identify what the image is about so, combined, Google likes alt text and will reward you for using it appropriately. And if you can get your keyword in as well then so much the better.
Philip
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CashYoda7 Premium
Yes. Right. Sorry. Brain fart.

Pffffft!

Oops!
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JrzyGrlBJ Premium
Hey Trevor,
I'm in agreement with the other answers. Alt text for images is important to SEO. I use them all the time.

Barbara
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