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    Is this alt tag content too long? alt="Speed Queen Clothes Dryer Model ADGE9BGS113TW01">

    there are 3 top load washers, 4 front load washers, 2 stack washer and dryer one gas one electric dryer), 10 dryers 5 gas 5 electric, and 2 stack dryer/dryer one gas one electric.

    Not too many products.

    So I have a page with all Top Loads, Front Loads and dryers with alt tags (alt="Speed Queen whatever the model is">) on each product image.

    So on the product detail page There is a washer with the matching dryers gas and electric with the images having the alt tag with the alt="Speed Queen Clothes Dryer Model whatever">

    So each product image is listed 3 times throughout the site, but on different pages with the same alt tag content, is this over doing it?

    Is the alt tag content too long?

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    • JohnAimit agrees : Not too long
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    The alt tag is simply the alternative for if the image is not loaded or displayed for a variety of reasons.
    The text should be kept short and sweet but descriptive enough so a viewer who cant see the image knows what the image is. So a short sentence is fine but make it readable and meaningful for a human.

    Google does use this tag to also understand what the image is about but if you write for a human reader google are pretty good at also understanding the image.
    Contrary to some peoples belief, google can not see an image of a washing machine and understand its a washing machine all it will see is a load of dots and it could very well think its a fridge, It can do pattern matching but that is flawed so when a web master uses the alt tag to explain what the image is then it takes any of the guess work out of it.
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