25 Jun 06
18 Aug 06 3:22 pm
Image tags are a good opportunity to get your primary KWs some more exposure on the page. Of course, the same general rules as placing KWs in the text of a page also apply here: don't force it.
Supposedly there's a penalty for KW stuffing in the Alt attribute in image tags. Just remember what the Alt attribute is really for - people who have images turned off in their browser. This is done either to speed page loads or you also have vision-impaired people who are using text-to-speech readers.
Imagine what the visitor experience is like for a blind person who must endure KW-stuffing in Alt image tags - "Internet marketing, make money online, work from home, affiliate programs,..."
Just put a descriptive bit of text in the Alt attribute that also has your primary KW and leave it at that. It really doesn't make a huge difference with SEO, but every little bit adds up.
An additional benefit is getting indexed in image search results like Google Images.