ALT Tags

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ALT Tags
« on: 02-05-2015, 14:46:19 »
It seems very simple question. Since I am new to the SEO world, I dont know much about it. Here we go:

I am currently working on an Ecommerce website; the website is built in Magneto. The website has tons of products and the variation of each product. For each variation, we have different images. We are using canonical URLs on the variation product to refer to the main product so Google doesn't have to index the variation of products.
My question is this: do we need the ALT tag for every single image for variation of products or since we are using canonical URLs, I don’t need ALT tags for variation of product?

I hope this makes sense, I am looking forward for the reply.

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Re: ALT Tags
« Reply #1 on: 02-17-2015, 09:12:09 »
I personally would still set the alt attribute for the differing variations.

Here's why:

Imagine you are selling a phone and it comes in different colors. Let us say it is the iPhone. Each image is the exact same phone, just in a different color. Technically it's correct if you just set the alt of the img to "iPhone", but it would be better to set the alt to "white iPhone", "blue iPhone", "green iPhone", etc. as someone may search for this in Google images and find your website as a result thereof.
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Re: ALT Tags
« Reply #2 on: 02-19-2015, 04:32:01 »
Yes optimizing every image for its particular importance is necessary. Search engines always loves to see alt & title tags in a webpage for crawling. These helps in improving the presence of your keywords ranking.
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