If you are adding your own content, images and videos to your site (you are doing this aren’t you) Be sure to pay attention to your image titles, ‘alternative’ [alt] tags and to your descriptions. For some reason this is a step a lot of folks skip over. DON’T SKIP OVER IT! Alt, title and description tags are important.
This is the add-an-image screen from WordPress. Yours may be different but the basic elements will be the same.
If you are asking why these are important:
- It’s the law baby. Well not really but if you want your site to be compliant with the powers that be, you will include ALT tags.
- It’s beneficial to your audience members who use special internet readers.
- Your images will be included in the search engine ‘image searches’.
- Your search engine ranking will go up.
So go ahead add those tags, everyone will be the better for it.