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    Should I leave all the alt tags blank so search engines don't index them as part of the description when listing my pages? I have noticed in the past that sometimes google takes the alt text and puts it on the description. Thanks.

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    Yeah I noticed Google was using some of the affiliate banner alt tags as part of my site description so I cleared the alts.

    But if the alt tags are descriptive and are for images related to your topic, I think it helps to keep them. It is good practice anyways for visitors who shut off the images from loading.

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    I think it's good to keep them, too. But, I make sure the alt tags contain relevant keywords. Re-word them if they're not descriptive (ie., "alt="icon"). Many merchant's links have nothing in the alt tag at all. Just add in your own.

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