Question: Are those keyword phrases that you put in after “alt” in the image source tag?
Answer: Yes, images are sort of tricky for search engine optimization. Google clearly rewards pages that have at least one image on the page and defined the alt attribute to be keyword heavy.
So a good rule of thumb is simply place one image on each page of your website, and reinforce your title tag with the HTML keyword placement into the alt attribute of the image. In this way the image tag reinforces the title tag.
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