Question: Are keywords that appear only when you mouseover a primary keyword (for example in a menu) indexed by Google?
Answer: Google, as we shall see, pays attention to keywords, but especially when they appear in strategic positions. As we will learn in the class on page tags, the most important position on the page is the title tag. Placing your keywords in your title tags is the number one tactic for on page SEO.
Now mouseovers, meaning the text you see when you’re cold your mouse over an image or syntax, are generally controled through the title attribute of a link or an image. Google does not pay much attention to these title attributes. Do not confuse the title attribute with the title tag!
With images in particular it is the alt text attribute that matters to Google, not the title attribute.
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