Using Title and ALT Attributes


Using the title attribute is a direct method of telling the search engines and the user more information about where a link will take them if they click through it. It’s also a W3C standard for making your page accessible to those who are visually impaired. In other words, blind people can navigate through your website using a special browser that reads title and ALT attributes. Sample syntax might be:

<a href=”” title=”Freelance Designz – Custom Graphics – Web Design – Web Solutions – SEO – Web Hosting“>Freelance Designz</a>

The ALT Attribute is used for the same reasons as the title attribute, but is specifically for describing an image to the search engine and to the visually impaired. Here’s how you might use ALT attribute in an image tag:

<img src=”image.jpg” alt=”description of picture, page, or site – make sure to use lots of  keywords”>