Poll: SEOs Say Alt Attribute Does Improve Search Rankings

Dec 19, 2008 • 8:21 am | comments (4) by | Filed Under SEO - Search Engine Optimization

SEO & Alt TagsA few weeks ago I ran a poll asking does the alt tag improve rankings in search engines. We have now received over a hundred responses from our readers, who I assume are mostly SEOs.

About 80% said, yes, using an alternative attribute on images does indeed help improve rankings. While about 20% said it does not.

Here is the breakdown: :: Alt Tag improves rankings said 86 respondents or 79.63% :: Alt Tag does NOT improve rankings said 22 respondents or 20.37%

With most these polls, sometimes people look too much into the question. I am surprised about 20% said no.

Forum discussion continued at WebmasterWorld.

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