Search Engines Have No Vision! So Help SEO "SEE" Your Images

Search Engines can not see your images. They can not see color, black and white, in focus, out of focus, or pixelated. They are completely blind to images.  They have no vision.

To the right is what Search Engines "see" in an image . . . . . .  Exactly!  It's blank.  It looks like there is nothing there, but I did put a image  - you can't see it.

This is just like a search engine. They can not see images. Search engines understand only words, text, and phrases.

This is why it is so important to add words and text such as, titles, tags, and descriptions to all your images on your web site, blog, or social networking sites.


Artists and makers are strong visual thinkers and may not believe that an image has zero value to a search engine.  

 

To grasp the impact of this issue, try describing an image to a blind person.  Treat search engines in the same way.  How else can blind search engines "see" images? 


This information on Crafthaus is just the beginning....  The post on ASK Harriete explains this problem in a non-techn... with a couple of super simple examples of ALT image information for images on web sites and blogs.

Next Tuesday we will look at titles and descriptions for 2.0 social networking sites like Crafthaus, Flickr, Facebook, or any on line marketplace.

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Comment by Larry Berger on March 22, 2011 at 2:00pm
I know that this is one of my manny problems, Thanks for putting it back in my mind.
Comment by Deborrah Daher on March 22, 2011 at 11:24am
Very good reminder, Harriet - thanks!

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