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Friday, May 6, 2011

How Adding “alt” Attribute on Picture Can Improve Your Blog Traffic

In adding picture in blog article, there is rule of thumb that should never be forgotten. The first rule is to avoid of using copyrighted pictures on your blog without permission. Well, if you dare to put someone’s photo on your blog without permission, you are creating a chance to get sued in the future. And second rule is the importance of using alt attribute on all of your pictures. Anyway, have you ever heard the one called “alt” attribute before? Okay, if you haven't heard of that, here let me explain to you.

The pictures that we posted in our blog article, will never present themselves as readable objects to the search engines. Even though there has been a rumor that Google will roll out some kind of new feature on its machine that has an ability to scan pictures around the internet and give descriptions to the people who are searching them, I do believe that adding “alt” attribute on every picture you've posted on your blog articles should now be considered as important. Furthermore, there are many bloggers out there said that the use of “alt” attribute in picture can be so important to open the source of organic traffic from search engines.

Anyway, if you haven’t started using alt attribute in every image of your blog article, I strongly insist you to begin using this one important element for the shake of your blog’s growth in the future.

1. Log in to Blogger
The same as usual, now head on to Blogger.com and sign in to your account.

2. Create a new post
In Dashboard, by pressing the New Post button, now create a new testing post on your blog.

3. Insert a new image
After landing to post editor, now insert a new picture to your blog post by pressing “Add Image” button (the scenery icon) on the navigation bar of blogger post editor. You will be prompted with a new window that serves you many options to insert the picture. Now browse the image in your computer and then press twice to begin uploading the picture to your post.

4. Switch the post editor tab
Now it’s time to insert the “alt” attribute to your new picture. To do this, after seeing your new picture has been successfully uploaded on your post, now switch the tab “Compose Mode” to “Edit HTML” in order to see the whole HTML codes that control all the elements in your new post.

5. Find the code
After switching the post editor tab to “Edit HTML” mode, now find the code “src” inside the HTML code that controls the picture. Anyway, the code “src” is abbreviation of “source”, which will track the file source or URL address of the image. Now take a look at the example below!

6. Insert alt attribute
Inside the HTML code that controls the picture above, you will find the code “src”, right? Okay, now before the code “src”, type the following “alt” attribute code:
alt=”image description”

So now the HTML code should now look like this (pay attention to the code in red):

7. Type the description of the image inside the alt attribute
Okay, after adding the alt attribute, now type the description of the image you’ve inserted in your post. For example, if you’ve inserted a picture of mountain, then you should type the description as “mountain scenery of Alpen”, in order to get a targeted result from search engine. Anyway, you can also utilize “Google Adwords Keyword Tool” to get the best and the most searched keyword around the internet, and must have the nearest relevancy with your picture itself. So now, the “alt” attribute code on your picture should now look like this:

Well, that’s it for now. If you haven’t started to plant the habit to insert the “alt” attribute in every image you’ve posted in your blog article, I strongly suggest you do it starting from now on. Okay, see you on my next posts.


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