[Pro] Embedding search words

I have a temporary all-graphics website that I’d like to have search engines see… is there any way that I can embed searchable keywords into the site that would not be visible to any browsers but search engines would pick up on?

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The only “legal” place to put this is in the ALT text of the related
images. And you would do well to stick to a short bit of prose. If you
try any of the “text the same color as the background” search engine
spamming tricks, you will be marked down by the search engines, and
possibly banned for life (well, the life of the domain, anyway) for
sneakiness. Click once on the image to select it, then click around in
the Inspector until you see the Alt text field. You can have up to 255
characters in there, I think, maybe more are allowed these days but
that’s a good limit.

Walter

On Nov 12, 2009, at 1:59 PM, peterpica wrote:

I have a temporary all-graphics website that I’d like to have search
engines see… is there any way that I can embed searchable keywords
into the site that would not be visible to any browsers but search
engines would pick up on?


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I have over 255 characters; can I use more than one graphic for my alt text requirements?

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When entering in the alt text field(s), do I have to use any delimiters between words (commas), etc.?


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It’s straight prose. So enter an actual sentence in the appropriate
local language. Try to write in AP “waterfall” style, most important
phrase first , and so on in descending order. You don’t know at what
character count the search engine will stop caring, so get your best
words first.

You’ll get optimal results if you don’t try to “game” the system. If
each image contains more than 255 characters of text, then break up
your design into more images, and make sure that each image’s Alt text
is an accurate rendition of the graphically-rendered words in that
particular image. Don’t try to cram 255 characters into a 4px square
bug, either. Be honest™.

Walter

On Nov 12, 2009, at 2:15 PM, peterpica wrote:

When entering in the alt text field(s), do I have to use any
delimiters between words (commas), etc.?


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