I want to use the same image in multiple posts. The images I want to use have their alt tags set for the previous post I used them for. I am wondering if I change the alt tag for the new post, if it will change the alt tag for all of the posts that image is used in?

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KatieMac Premium
you can edit each image however why would you want multiple images
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dj-drea Premium
I sometimes use the same product image in different posts, like jojoba oil...if I am recommending the same product in different posts, I use the same image. Or sometimes I use the same nature photo in a new post.
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KatieMac Premium
oh ok I get it thank you
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BobBarr Premium
Media Library edit:
When you edit the alt text on an image in the Media Library, the new text becomes the default alt text for any future uses of the image. (It does not change the alt text on images that are already being used on the site.)

Page/Post edit:
When you edit the alt text for an image that's being used on a page or post, the new text applies only to that specific use of the image. The alt text for other instances of the image remain as they were.
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dj-drea Premium
thanks
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tmaltz Premium
No, for the most part, you want new images and new content. But you can get away with it.
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Elijah1916 Premium
Personally, I will not advise it, repetition of the images will make the new post monotonous.
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jvranjes Premium
I use the same image sometimes, not too often. Presently machines do not see images but this might change, so I would not do this too frequently.

So my way is the following:
- save the image under new name,
- this new file name contains the new targeted keyword,
- fill all other parameters so that they correspond to the new post.

Of course you can do differently and use the new keyword in alt-text or in description. But use it only once.

In any case add the image under different name into library. You can be ranked through images, I just blogged about this 2 days ago.
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PjGermain Premium
Agree with Jovo! I do the same!
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dj-drea Premium
thanks!
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