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Keywords in ALT Tags - are these read by Google bots?

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Keywords in ALT Tags - are these read by Google bots?

When you place a keyword within your Alt tag on a page, is it seen by the Google bots? Will the keyword be counted just as if it were included in the text?
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Last edited by michellerana on 03 Dec 09 4:28 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Alt tags are a part of Googles algorithm yes.
No one knows for sure how much weight they carry though.
In my opinion Alt tags definitely carry some weight though.

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