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    I understand that anchor text is important for SEO - that a link from the word "cars" to a site about cars is better than a link from the phrase "click here". I'm wondering if a link from "cars online.com" is better than carsonline.com.

    I'm also wondering if the SEs treat the alt tag the same as anchor text when the link is from an image.

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    Try both. Seperate would be better since the keyword CARS would be indexed but then you might have people searching for "carsonline.com" as well.
    You should have the alt text in too even if the image is not a link.
    I don't know if the alt text is treated any differently when the image is a linked one compared to an image that has no link. Give the images usefull names too.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> I'm also wondering if the SEs treat the alt tag the same as anchor text when the link is from an image. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Can't say for sure if it's treated "the same" as anchor text towrd the page linked to, but at the very least, the alt text in hyperlinked image does seem to carry a bit more weight than plain body text for on-page optimization.

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