Images: Alt Text Over 100 Characters

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Alt Text Over 100 Characters

Images which have one instance of alt text over 100 characters in length. This is not strictly an issue, however image alt text should be concise and descriptive.

It should not be used to stuff lots of keywords or paragraphs of text onto a page.

How to Analyse in the SEO Spider

View URLs with this issue in the ‘Images’ tab and ‘Alt Text Over 100 Characters’ filter, and export all URLs using the ‘Export’ button.

Click the address of the image and then the ‘Image Details’ tab in the lower window pane to view which pages have the image on, and have very long alt text.

Export them in bulk via ‘Bulk Export > Images > Images with Alt Text Over X characters Inlinks’.

The alt text character limit used can be configured via ‘Config > Spider > Preferences’.

What Triggers This Issue

This issue is triggered when an image on a page has alt text exceeding 100 characters in length.

For example:

<img src="image.jpg" alt="This is an example of an excessively long alt text that is not recommended for effective and concise image description.">

How To Fix

Write concise alt text that’s helpful for users and search engines – without keyword stuffing.

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