How Many Words In ALT Text For Google, Yahoo + Bing?



Google SEO: Image Alt Tags Best Practices Text in Alt tags are ‘counted’ by Google (and Bing), but I would be careful over-doing them. I’ve seen a lot of websites penalised for overdoing tactics on invisible elements on a page. Don’t do it. ALT tags are very important and I think a very rewarding area to get right. Where relevant, […]

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Google Ignores Link Title Attributes, Acronym & ABBR Tags?



Recently I discussed a few observations about how Google treats certain elements of a page – a meta description test and keyword in the uri test. The test page itself has a few other points of interest: Does Google Count The Acronym Tag? As usual, I look at what I rank for, in this case […]

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Anchor Text Best Practices For Google & Recent Observations



Beginners. What is anchor text? Definition: Words, typically underlined on a web page that form a clickable link to another web page. Normally the cursor will change to a finger pointing if you hover over such a link. HTML code example: <a href=”http://www.hobo-web.co.uk/”>This is anchor text!</a> Use Descriptive Anchor Text – Don’t Use ‘Click Here’ […]

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Keywords In Bold Or Italic – Better For Google SEO?



As I mentioned in the ALT Tag seo tip, some seo proclaim putting your keywords in bold or putting your keywords in italics is a benefit in terms of search engine optimizing a page – as if they are working their way through a check list. It’s impossible to test this, and I think these […]

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Google SEO: How Many Words & Keywords?



I get asked this all the time – how much text do you put on a page to rank for a certain keyword? Well, as in so much of SEO theory and strategy, there is no optimal amount of text per page. Instead of thinking about the quantity of the text, you should think more […]

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