Question: Are image titles as important as the alt within the HTML code for the image?
Answer: the TITLE tag for an image (NOT to be confused with the TITLE tag of a page!) is generally thought to be ignored by Google. One of the reasons I refer people to the Google SEO Starter Guide is that it re-inforces the fact that the “code base” of Google was largely written in late 1999 / 2000. The tags that did not yet exist (think CSS stylesheets), generally are not mentioned in the document.
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