Explorer

Alt Text on Product Images

I can't seem to find any posts on this topic and that surprises me because alt text on product images would be incredibly useful for selling and I can not seem to figure out how to add it. Is this something that will be added in the future?

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Mayor

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Explorer

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This link does give brief instructions for how to add alt text to a regular image but the advanced options are not available for the product images on my product pages...my site can't be the only one with this issue. Usually when you click on an image, the options show up in a little white box and within the white box at the bottom of the list is where you find the advanced options....I add Alt text to all my images with this feature. However when you clik on the image on a product listing, the white box does not show up and instead the image zooms in. The advanced options...or any options for that matter.....do not seem to be available for product images.

Explorer

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Yes, I have the same issue and I don't know how to fix it. Weebly's e-commerce websites need to have better SEO options!

Explorer

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Yes, Me TOO!

 

My understanding is that "Alt text" is what helps google identifiy picture contents.

 

I noticed that there is no "Alt Text" for videos either....big disappoinment!

 

I lost my product pictures that appeared on the first page of google searches when I

switched from my old website to my new weebly store

 

I may have to use an alternative to weebly if I want to sell products! 

 

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you can SEO the heck out of videos---if you upload them to you tube or vimeo..

you tube dashboard will give you 1000 areas to seo your video---you can click on the "wheel icon" on the lower right corner of the video--and the options are endless---seo---embedding codes---all you need. Lisa

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just name your pic file with keywords-but don't use underscores- use dashes
Scholar

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Hi

 

Yes it would be good to have Alt Text on Product Images.  To try to get round this a bit for SEO purposes, I created sepatete standard pages that feature a certain product Category.  Then uploaded some product pictures, and added the Alt Text on the images and links to the products (or Categories if need be).

 

I have just started doing this, and will do it as much as I can for all my categories I think......

 

Example: http://www.empireamulets.com/viking-jewelry.html

 

Smiley Happy

Explorer

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Good workaround, nice one thanks for the tip. Gonna give it a go Smiley Happy

Scholar

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There may be work-arounds for SEO (pain though they are) but there are NO work-arounds for adding alt text for screen readers.  Our site gets evaludated by the Dept of Human Services for accessibility, we may not be able to continue to use weebly if this isn't fixed.  We've already had to quit using any galleries or slide shows because of this.  And I've had to go in and add specific code on each separate type of page (landing, tall header, short header, etc) in the theme css to put my logo in the header with an alt tag.  Frustrating!