Sunday, October 9, 2011

SEO Tool: HTML IMG Tag Checker

HTML IMG Tag Checker

The HTML IMG tag embeds an image in an HTML page. Images are not technically inserted into an HTML page, images are instead linked to HTML pages. The IMG tag creates a holding space for the referenced image.

The Alt attribute of an IMG tag is meant to be used as an alternative text if the image is not available.  In HTML authoring, there are very good reasons to include an Alt attribute into every IMG element. The purpose is to specify a textual replacement for the image, to be displayed or otherwise used in place of the image.

The Alt Tag Checker from Clarity Media is a good SEO tool for checking the presence of Alt attributes inside IMG tags. This tool will analyze your web page, and report any missing attributes on your images: e.g. if you do not specify any of the width, height or alt attributes, this tool will alert you so as you can correct accordingly.

Clarity Media's Alt Tag Checker Form
Clarity Media's Alt Tag Checker Results Page

This SEO tool is simple to use and the results are accurate.  Better and quicker than doing the Alt checks manually.