Alt tags and Title tags

Here is another web site tip for you to help get more keywords on your page.

An “Alternate” or alt tag was originally used for alternate content for an image back when web pages loaded much slower using dial-up connectivity. When speeds were slower people would turn off images to make the pages load faster and the alt tag would allow the visitor to see a description of what would have been there had the image loaded.

Now rarely do people turn off images when browsing the web but we still use the alt tag for adding a description that is rich with keywords for your site.

Using the alt tag on your web site these days on an image will give the affect of a tool tip (a small box with text) when you mouse over it. The alt tag as a tool tip only works in Internet Explorer (IE). To get the same effect in firefox you will need to use the title tag on the link or image this not the same as the title tag that you use to modify the title of your web site.

Either method is a great way to get more keywords on your page. The following is an html example of how you would type both methods.

<a href=”” title=”Frank Deardurff – That One Web Guy” alt=”Ask Frank your web questions”><img src=”” border=”0″></a>

If you mouse over the image below in both IE and Firefox you wll see the different text displayed depending on the browser you choose.

Frank Deardurff - That One Web Guy

Until next I wish you all the best and much succes in everything you do!
Frank Deardurff – That One Webguy!’

About Frank Deardurff

My Passion is my Faith, Family, Love for Music, Art and Photography. I myself have delivered many of my own training courses as well as webinars and teleseminars for many other coaching groups. I’ve also published a book titled “50 Biggest Website Mistakes”. Having many decades of experience in various forms of graphics and IT experience and aspects of online business, my vision is to help others overcome their fears and frustration with taking their businesses online and reach the next level of success.

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