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    I have tons of pictures on my site, some with alt tags, many without.

    Should I worry about using alt tags on all the photos? I don't want it to be considered spam...

    Let me know your thoughts.

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    If you use descriptive keyword rich alt tags but aren't overdoing it, you should be fine. Make sure the tags actually describe the images (after all, that's what they're for) and don't stuff them full of a bunch of irrelevant keywords.

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    Use keyword rich 'alt' tags with moderation, but definately use 'alt' tags with every graphic on your page along with the width and height tags. This is only good HTML and is one of the parameters most search engines look at. With the use of the width and height tags your pages will load faster. A shopper can click on a banner or graphic before it loads if you have an 'alt' tag that lets them know what the graphic represents. You can also use 'title=' tags on text links to give more keyword right specifics as to where the link will take you.

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    Yes, by all means use the alt tags wisely.

    One trick we use to hide the "keyword rich words" in our alt tags is to use title="seen words on cursor over image, or use blank" then alt="keywords" in same image line.. this effectively hides the long keywords you may not want the viewer to see and provide details for search engines.

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    When you're setting up ALT tags, consider how your page would sound to someone accessing it with an audible browser reader, and strive to craft your tags so they would make sense in that context. If your tags are informative and flow logically when heard, the search engines will like them okay as well.

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    Great tip buckworks!

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