Is this considered spam in an Alt Image Tag?

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I've got product pages with up to 30 images of the same product on them. It's the product from different angles and close up shots of different features.

So, I end up having up to 30 alt image tags that all say pretty much the same thing = brand + model + front/side/back/handle... whatever.

Is that spam... or maybe a good thing?
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  • Profile picture of the author Harry Yaprakov
    It's a good thing that you have Alt Tag everywhere and no, it's not spam. I also did something similar for my e-commerce website. You can also include other keywords you feel relevant. E.g. type, colour, size.

    Hope this helps and good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author King Manu
    As long as it's something relevant, it's not spam. Alt Tag is used to describe for the search engine what that image is, thus helping them put you in the right spot at the right time in search.
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  • Profile picture of the author SidewalkWar
    So, google doesn't look at the page as a whole and consider that keyword stuffing?

    I can't find any info online about this. Anybody got a link?
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  • Profile picture of the author PIS SLGX
    The same alt text for different sizes/representations of the same image is just fine. So, this is not considered spam.
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  • Profile picture of the author cearionmarie
    spam is defined as irrelevant or inappropriate. If it does not fit this description then you are all good.

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  • Profile picture of the author Yashu Kambhra
    No this is not spam at all. Just change one or 2 keywords in every image alt tag.
    the search engine will understand the difference itself.
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  • Profile picture of the author imranimran
    This will not be considered as spam as I feel it looks relevant
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  • Profile picture of the author hikebrandingtx
    I don't think it is spam. It is good as all the images have different alt tags. Google will find it relevant.
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  • Profile picture of the author lambertson
    If you are not stuffing the same images with different keywords, you are good.
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  • Profile picture of the author SidewalkWar
    Thanks for all the input on this. Looks like the verdict is unanimous.
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  • Profile picture of the author Janvi Arora
    Alt Text is an important ranking factor when it comes to SEO. It's okay to use alt texts for your images as far as they are irrelevant. As you said that you have use correct product names for all images mentioning the angles, there's no harm and Google is smart enough to know that.

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  • Profile picture of the author NamanModi
    Alt text is one of the important ranking factors. The image description is really important to describable because google does not read the images. That's why the alt tag description is important in SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author CherryMiss
    I always use alt tags for images. Be honest when you describe your image, don't write smth that is not present there. If it's some product and several similar images, e. g. left and right views, you could add this information into alt text. So you will get unique descriptions and google bot will be able to read them and understand that pictures are similar but show the object from different sides.

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  • Profile picture of the author Renu Sharma
    Yes this considered spamming activity for SEO purposes.
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    • Profile picture of the author SidewalkWar
      Everyone else posting doesn't think it's spam. Why do you think that? Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author markmiller24x7
    No, it's not a spam, unless you have used irrelevant keywords & it's good to have alt tag all around for the images.
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  • Profile picture of the author KaapoJed
    Originally Posted by SidewalkWar View Post

    Is that spam... or maybe a good thing?

    SPAM - No.
    Good Thing - Yes.
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  • Profile picture of the author rajdeep7830
    The most important parts of Image SEO optimization are the image filename and the alt tag on your page. Properly optimizing images involves using the "Alt" attribute when adding images to your site. Basically Google Crawlers cannot read images, so you add the "Alt" attribute to tell these crawlers what it is.
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