[thelist] re alt tags google vs accessability

Jeroen Sangers evolt at jeroensangers.com
Mon Mar 3 03:53:01 CST 2003

Boldacious <cf at boldacious.com> wrote:
> Hi
> Google now uses alt tags in their description of sites.
> And we are supposed to use the alt tags for accessibility (mainly
> for sight-disabled or "images-turned-off" users)
> So if I have a header logo on every page which links to the home
> page I should have an alt tag which says "my site logo - link back
> to home page" or something like that. However that is useless for
> google which will include this text in the site description.
> How do we get around this - it seems to me that we have a choice -
> search rankings that make sense in google OR alt tags that make
> sense for sight-disabled or "images-turned-off" users. And these
> two aims seem mutually exclusive.
> Any ideas?

Have a look at http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/html/alt.html for an overview
of the use of ALT tags.

Kind regards,

Jeroen Sangers


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