Logo image/alt text?

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My logo is a PNG file that I have uploaded.  Is it wise to use ALT text on the logo image?  I have about 120 pages published and indexed with google.  Good or bad to do?  TIA
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Yes, you should use alt text on the logo and it's usually a good idea to link the logo to the home page. Just another pathway for the bots as well as visitors who get lost. Also, I think it would be best to leave the alt text the same as you currently have it.
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My hero!  Thanks Sue!  I'm bound and determined to have google find me again!  SEO is my goal for the next week or so.  
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Just be careful with the changes. If you change anything it should probably be to go back to the way it was prior to November's redo.

Did you/do you have Google Webmaster Tools?
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Yes, I have been using webmaster tools and kicking my way around understanding how to use them. 
The major problem that I got deleted from google search was that I changed the name on my main furniture page and deleted it causing a 404 to be thrown.  I asked google to remove the page from search which it did.  I redid the main furniture page and resubmitted to have it indexed.  It is in the new sitemap but I am assuming it will take a few days/weeks to show up again (?)  I did have some some "stuff" under advanced settings in my <head> tag HTML section that I forgot to pay attention to before deleting the page. I have no idea what I had in there, but I am assuming google liked it hence I was on the first page search for most of my keywords.   Now I am scrambling to figure out what I need to put back into the new page advanced section in order to be picked up again by google.  (clear as mud?) LOL
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This is the only html you had in the <head> tag section on the home page as of Oct:

Description - Romantic vintage cottage furnishings, Beach cottage decor, Shabby Chic style, hand painted white vintage distressed furniture, rose appliques. French Country touch.

Title -Juniper Hill Antiques /Romantic Vintage, Distressed white Hand Painted Cottage Furniture
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One more question and I will go home...  :)
Since I did a major change on that one page, how long does it normally take Google to allow it to show in searches again as long as I have the SEO done correctly on it?

Ok, TWO questions:

Is there any way to guarantee your images will show up in Google Image search for keywords?  I do change file names such as "china-closet-painted-white" when uploading them, other than that I have no idea what google looks for, do you?
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Wish there was a pat answer to that one, but there isn't. You've done or are doing what you need to so it's going to be sit and wait. If something isn't happening in a month you might want to tweak it again and sit and wait .... just don't get anxious and change it in a week, give it time to cook.

Images - Per Google:
Tips to help your image appear in Search

To help your image appear in Google search results, follow these image publishing guidelines:

  • Include descriptive text. Include text somewhere near the image, like an "alt" tag or a caption. This helps Google understand what the image is showing and what searches it relates to.
  • Upload high-quality photos. Great image content is an excellent way to build traffic to your site.

​Finally, be patient. Images you upload to the web won’t instantly appear in search results. You’ll need to wait until your site is indexed by Google before your images show up in search results.

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Thanks again....I will let my changes "cook" as you suggested!

Google console where you first told me to look does also have a great video explaining picture search too...you'll never know how much I appreciate your help! You untwist my head.

https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/114016
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ok, I did an image search for keywords, I am in google images, most of my images are coming from Etsy and Pinterest.  I have my pictures watermarked with my name and website....so that's at least a start. There are about 5 more images of mine on this page also, two up closer to the top and a couple below the pink arrows. 
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Always happy to help with head untwisting! lol
I'd say that considering all the competition on images you are doing well - just don't change anything.  :)

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