Just the other day I have written a post about importance of implementing ALT tag on your images. Today I would like to show you have you add extra flare to your images with title tags. While the ALT tag can help you greatly in your SEO efforts, the title tag adds some extra elegance to your images, and some times can even help to reinforce message that a particular image is meant to convey.
So what does title tag do? If implemented, the title tag ads an extra text which "pops up" when a visitor hovers with their mouse over the image. Here is an example. The image below has this title tag implemented and if you hover with your mouse over the image a small pop up will appear with the text "Beautiful African Violet":
Here on ActiveRain when uploading the image and filling out the information about your image the image description becomes ALT tag in the HTML code, while the title becomes TITLE tag in the HTML code.
How can you use this info? Well today we use hundreds of images on our websites. Pictures of homes, graphics for our websites, subscription buttons.
Let say you have a subscription button somewhere on your blog. If you decide to reinforce the "message" you subscription button is sending, try to assign following value to the tile tag of your subscription button: "Subscribe Now!"
Knowing this trick you of course limited only by your imagination in what you can do with the title tag of your images.
It is also important to note that title tag attribute is not exclusive to images. You can use this attribute just about on any part of your website. I like to use it often on links, and of course most of my links have a "Click here" reinforcemnet.