An alt tag, also known as "alt attribute" and "alt description," is an HTML attribute that is applied to image tags. It provides a text alternative for search engines. When alt tags are applied to the images, such as product images or category images, it can positively impact an e-commerce store's search engine rankings. StoreHippo provides the support for alt tags for the images. You can provide the description for the alt attribute for the products, collections, and categories images manually by entering the caption of the respective images.
To add the alt tag description for the product images, follow the steps mentioned below:
Now, the alt description will be added for the selected image. Similarly, you can add the alt description for the other product images.
To add the alt tag description for the category images, follow the steps mentioned below:
The alt description will be added for the category images.
To add the alt tag description for the collection images, follow the steps mentioned below:
Now, the description for the alt tag will be updated for the specified collection image. In the same way, you can add value for the alt tags for more images.
Search engines and other robots cannot interpret images. However, images play a crucial part in how people interpret a particular web page. Alt tags solve for this by providing text which is read by the search engines. When Googlebot or other search engine crawlers inspect a page, images with properly formatted alt text contribute to how the page is indexed and where it ranks. The description under the alt tags also describes an image. It is what the browser displays to users with screen readers. Browsers also display alt text if there’s a problem rendering images.
When you enter the value in the caption field in the image section, the value is under the image tag. You can find the alt text description in the image tag: <img src="myimage.png" alt="new_arrivals" />.