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Why is alt text important?


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Hi Friends,

Adding alt text to images is an essential practice and one of the best ways to increase the accessibility of the website. There are various benefits of using these -

  • It enables use of screen readers. Visually impaired users using screen readers will hear the alt text and get a better understanding of the images on the page.
  • If the image fails to load, the alt text will be displayed. There could be various reasons as to why the image fails to load - slow connections, erred source of the image, and such. Using an alt text, you provide a fallback for all these cases.
  • Alt text provides a context of the image to search engines and other crawlers, optimizing your site for better search engine rankings.
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Alt text is used to describe to search engines what the image is showing, allowing search engines to give users better results when performing an image search. Alternate text is a great place to place relevant keyword to improve your website's search engine optimization (SEO)
 

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