Question: When you enter words in the Alt=, do they actually show up on your webpage (under the image?), or are they only shown in the tags?
Answer: The ALT attribute is visible to users only when they RIGHT CLICK on an image and view info for an image. In some browsers, like Internet Explorer, it often appears when they mouse over an image. So for most people it is of very minor importance.
For SEO, it is generally accepted that you want one to two images per page that have keyword heavy alt attributes.
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