Alt Text, Again?

Where do they keep the alt text?
Seems Google is once again giving some weight to alt text for images. Previously disregarded unless the image was hyperlinked, alt text once again appears to be a contributing factor in the search results.

This was generally abused by webmasters trying to gain an edge over the competition by using a long string of keywords and ignoring usability.

I wouldn’t rush out and start changing all of the alt text attributes on your web pages hoping for an edge, I really doubt it’s given serious weight.

Remember, it’s all about the visitors.