I’m only talking about adding picture with alt text as opposed to not do that… Very often, I have no images that would make sense to add. Are you suggesting (and I’m sure you know more about this than me!) if I have a add a picture, with the words ‘green bananas’ as a ALT text (that picture could just be a picture of these words), that this won’t help convince the search engines that this page is about green bananas?
I’m simply looking for a quick way to add a relevant image in hope that search engines will understand better what the main topic is.
"What purpose do alt tags serve?
Search engines and other robots cannot interpret images, but images can play a crucial part in how people interpret a particular web page. Alt tags solve for this by providing text which is read by the search engines. When Googlebot or other search engine crawlers inspect a page, images with properly formatted alt text contribute to how the page is indexed and where it ranks."
" Q: Should I write alt text for all of my images?
A: Yes, because it is an easy opportunity to improve accessibility and user experience. Optimizing images with alt text will provide greater relevance to search engines about your content and help drive traffic to your site.
Q: Should alt text be a core focus of my SEO strategy?
A: No, because their impact on rankings isn’t great enough to significantly affect your rankings unless your website is image-focused.
Q: How high priority is alt text?
A: Writing alt text is a high priority whenever you upload an image to your site. Consider making this a standard practice because alt text is relatively simple to implement and stands to impact your SEO for a long time."
“With image links, Google uses Alt Text to understand more about the linked page”
All this can be done by taking a screen shot , cropping, and adding i, but if adding such stuff actually helps search engines know what our pages are about, converting text to image would probably be the fastest way to add an image (if it can be given alt text). Can alt text be added to regular images (not generated by converting text to images)in Sparkle, btw?