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HTML

ALT Tag

I have a file with a bunch of empty alt tags. I know they are important for SEO, but are they adding any value of they aren't populated? When I've ripped them out before and run the file through an HTML Validator, it screams that all the images are missing alt tags. Any thoughts are appreciated.

2 Answers

Patrick Serrano
Patrick Serrano
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Chris Coyier over at [css-tricks.net](css-tricks.net) ran a poll about using alt-text last month, and there was a lot of really great discussion in the comments about when and why you should include alt-text.

Thanks for the info Patrick!