This must be a silly question, but I just want to know if captions on photos are considred content / are they being read by the bot/
Say I wrote a 200 word artice and put about 5-7 photos with captions - are the captions being crawled by google ?
Any text displayed as text (and not an image) on a webpage is "crawlable" and "indexable" by Search Engines.
Yes titles and captions on photo capsules are considered text. It is a good idea to use captions and photo titles that have the same keywords as your overall theme or topic.
How I learned this was one day I was researching information for a hub and I went to Google Images and I noticed that one of the photos I had used in one of my older hubs was listed under the same keyword in google images. 'So that explains where some of my traffic is coming from.'
Not only that, but if you have an image at the top of your Hub, or floated in your first capsule, the caption of that image is considered the first text in your Hub.
If you leave the summary text on auto-generate, it will start with your image caption, then go on to the first text in your capsule. This can mess up a well-planned, catchy intro when displayed in the search results, RSS feeds and on the Hub listing pages.
If you have an image at the top of your Hub, hand-write the summary!
by Sondra Rochelle 3 years ago
After reading the forums about using wide capsules and carefully captioning each one, I went back yesterday to the first four or five hubs I published and upgraded them. I widened the first photo, where possible, and wrote a more pertinent caption, and did the same with all the...
by Will Apse 2 years ago
Picture captions, alt tags and image attribution are a mess on HP.Why not introduce a new capsule solely for captions and attribution, entirely separate from the picture and its alt tag?When a hubber uploads a picture, tell them to add an alt tag. It should be the simplest description of the...
by Melanie Palen 6 years ago
After I create an image caption, special characters are removed.For example, an image caption containing the words: Hősök tereBecome: Hsk tereHowever, the term Hősök tere remains as is elsewhere in my hub.
by soulfully 4 years ago
First you find an image online you might like to use in an article. Save it to your computer and rename it using keywords. Upload it. Then add an image title and caption. Assuming you use keywords for all of that, would you consider it over optimized?
by Sally Gulbrandsen 19 months ago
Could you tell me definitively if I should add a Caption to the images in my Tutorials?Staff gave the reply:-You don't have to but it helps your images be found in Google Image Search which can drive a lot of traffic, especially on craft articles where people want to see images.
by Judy Filarecki 3 years ago
I was wondering which is more effective in getting search engines to connect with images. Do they look at the title, or the caption or both? I'd like to know which is the best for attracting the attention of the search engines.OOPs. It should read "Titles or Captions for Images."
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