How important are Alt tags, and how do I add them to my site?

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Matt Cutts from Google does a good job of explaining what Alt tags do and why they are important?

Also, SiteBuilder makes it very easy to add your Alt tags without having to write code. See instructions below the video.

Adding Alt tags to your images

1.  Click on the image for which you wish to add the tag (the selected image  will display a blue border).
2.  In the properties editor enter the text you wish to use in the box labeled "ALT text". Create meaningful descriptions, but don't keyword stuff
3. Save the page.
4. Publish the page.


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if you have more that one photo on a page, can you alt tag each photo?
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Good morning nirvanaspiritualcoach8532,

Yes, you can put an alt tag on every photo on the page.


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You can also title images with cat with yarn besides alt tags cats, cat, yarn but your not selling yarn if you have cats for sale, you can also put cats for sale and link it to the index page. 
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Adding tags to pictures.

i need to know how to add tags to the pictures on my site. Please advise. Thanks
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Hi Paul6353,   You'll find instructions above, on this page.  Also, FYI it helps to give your pictures relevant names before you import them into the SiteBuilder. 


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