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Missing an Alt Tag Error in Traffic Travis

kcfrank2010
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Missing an Alt Tag Error in Traffic Travis

Hi there! I'm a relative newbie so forgive me if I ask dumb questions. I just set up my first site on WordPress, have Yoast installed, and am utilizing Traffic Travis.

On several pages of my site (www.rockstarpresentations.com), I have full green light from Yoast with no errors, yet with Traffic Travis, I have a bunch.

On every TT page report, I receive the "An image was missing an alt tag", but I don't receive that error in Yoast. I've looked at my images and they all seem to have Alt tags that match the keyword target.

Although there are multiple other errors similar to this, I'm hoping resolving this one may shed some light on others.

This page is a prime example of the Alt Tag issue - http://rockstarpresentations.com/2013/0 ... ell-check/

Any thoughts?

Thanks!

KC
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cecille.l
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Hi KC,

I apologize for any inconvenience or confusion caused. If you've checked all images on your pages and each have their own alt tags, then you may disregard the error. There are images on our sites that we don't have control over, in the sense that, we cannot edit them or add anything to them because the image is not ours. A good example is the image on a banner ad on your site. The image is most likely from a vendor and will not have an alt tag. There is no option to add one because the banner and the image is not really yours.

I checked the source of the page you referred to and the following image does not have an alt tag:
http://rockstarpresentations.com/wp-con ... -copy1.png

That's where the error may be coming from.

Hope that helps. Have a good day!
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kcfrank2010
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Cecille-

Thanks so much for the reply!

A couple of additional questions regarding this.

You mention there is no alt tag on that image, however, when I go to my Wordpress media page and look at that image, it has "Rock Star Presentations" listed in the alternative text field. Is that not showing up as alt tag on the page you mention or is that erroring out on TT because it's not the target keyword for that page? Otherwise, I don't understand why you're saying there's no alt tag for that image when WP says otherwise. Maybe I have to add the alt tag somewhere else?

In general, are you saying the WP theme images generally cause the error in TT? If so, I'm assuming I can go into the code and change the alt tags on those images (probably need to go to a different forum for that).

Thank you again for replying. I really appreciate your help.

KC
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cecille.l
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Hi KC,

I'm sorry, I checked the source code again and it's not that Wordpress-uploaded image that I mentioned earlier. It's this image:
http://rockstarpresentations.com/wp-con ... -img-1.png

It's an image that is part of your theme and I suppose you can add an alt tag for that within the code, but it's not really necessary. As long as the major images, particularly image you uploaded yourself, have alt tags then you can disregard the alt tag warning in Traffic Travis.

Hope that helps. Have a good day!
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Once again, very helpful Cecille! Have a great day.
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