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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.
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.