WP or maybe it's Yoast says no Alt tags in my images.

Last Update: January 13, 2016

I'm using the Phosphor theme and when I go to the Yoast plugin to fiddle with the SEO Yoast says that my images have no alt tags. It has been working fine until a couple of days ago. The pictures are still visible, so I don't know what the problem is.

Is any one else noticing this?

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mckm Premium
On mine it says that my alt tags have no keywords.
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Funkydunc208 Premium
Yesterday I had that message but I had not put the keywords in the alt tags box. So I did a copy and paste of my keywords - Samsung Galaxy Note 5 - Product Review - into the alt tags box and, hey presto, green light was shining. You have to manually add the keywords to this part of the image description.
There may be a trick to automate that but I haven't found that yet.
Yoast does like having those alt tags boxes filled with the keywords.
Hope that helps.
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Kyle Premium Plus
And do note that Alt tags are not really all that important when it comes to rankings, naturally it is something you should do when you upload an image, but at the end of the day it is your actual content that is going to lead to rankings.
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Funkydunc208 Premium
Content is King! Quality content that will help establish maturity and authority.
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gooddogpoky2 Premium
Thanks Funkydunc. I have been wondering about it also. Great answer. DAN
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emerald860 Premium
I have to say that Yoast is not for the faint of heart. I consider myself reasonably good at technical stuff but Yoast caused me a lot of problems when I tried to tinker around with the settings. In the end, I gave deactivated it, uninstalled it, and went back to the All-in-1 SEO plugin. Haven't had any trouble since. I'd keep track of how much time you spend fiddling around with Yoast. It may not be worth your while in the long run. Just my two cents! Good luck! Alanna
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KatieMac Premium
Did you give all your images titles and alt tags then,, if not go to your media library and name them all as well as the alt, could be down to the glitch with in WA just now
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paulgoodwin Premium
Everything has gone crazy this last day of do the whole system has had an alien invasion !!!!
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playfulheart Premium
I didn't realise it extended out to WP!!! LOL!
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GeoffGS Premium
Hey Paul. I finally got a page to go all green with Yoast. Lol.
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paulgoodwin Premium
OMG you lucky man I am only still 8/10!!!!
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GeoffGS Premium
Oh I thought you already had it.
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gooddogpoky2 Premium
That is truly remarkable Stadnykgeoff, I think that I am doing good when I get 30 or 40% greenlights. What is your secret? Obviously, I don't understand Yoast SEO well enough yet. DAN
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GeoffGS Premium
I do it all as I go Dan. I first name the post or page. Then I use H1 and repeat the title. Then I write an intro paragraph making sure to use the keyword. The same word in the title, and H1. Then I scroll down to Yoast and plug in my keyword. Then meta description making sure the keyword is also somewhere in here. I take the meta description from the intro paragraph. Now use the keyword in a subheading H2 or less, and a couple more times as you write. Add alt tags to images as you insert them. The alt tag is simply the keyword. Over 300 words youre good to go. Simple sentences are better for reading test.
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paulgoodwin Premium
Hi man - done all that spent hours but still am not able to get all greens but what the heck it is better than it was !!
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GeoffGS Premium
If you're ranking well, that's what matters.
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