Q: How do I enter alt tags? Do I enter it manually on the source page?
Answer. The alt attribute of image tags is one of the most important page tags for effective SEO. As we learned in class today be sure to in embed a keyword into your various tags, including the alt attribute of the image tag.
Now, when you are looking at an actual webpage, you can view source to see the HTML code. But when you create the content you will probably be working in an editor such as WordPress or Dreamweaver, and you need to play around with how you add an image and as you add the image where you put the alt attribute.
Usually you can double-click on the image and that will pop up a properties window and you will see something like image title, or image alt attribute, or image title or something like that. So what I recommend is to play around with inserting images through your editor, create the pages then go look at the HTML source code and see if the H smell source code is containing a keyword in the alt attribute.
All of the editors are different, and unfortunately they are not consistent in how they name these HTML elements. Even though the only! The one and only attribute that matters is the alt attribute for the image they may call this something else in the editor.
So you just have to experiment.
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