alt text apps. Do I need them?

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Tourist
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Needing a lots of work to improve our google ranking and was checking alt text on our images.  I noticed that all our images do have a shopify generated alt text, a little strange wording but there is one but then found an app saying that we need their app to make the alt text work well. I searched google images and cant find our images anywhere after scrolling through a lot of pages so I am thinking our alt text isnt working.  I am looking at the app called ALT text for $4 a month.  Would love feedback. thanks so much

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Hi there Katherine,

Phil from the Shopify Support team here. Thanks for your post. With Shopify we give you the ability to change the wording of your image's alt text to your liking. So if you know some key words that will help you you can change the alt text to whatever you want. We provide you with the necessary tools to make those changes yourself. With that all said, the ALT Text app is an awesome tool. One of the most highly reviewed apps on Shopify and will help out with the automation of your alt text. Handles a lot of the work for you. You can do it youself by adding ALT text to your images by following the tutorial below:

https://docs.shopify.com/manual/products/product-variant-images#add-alt-text-to-product-images

You can also change the ALT text in bulk using a product CSV with Shopify. Export all of your products, edit the ALT text then import the CSV. If you were looking to have some assistance with this, you can also reach out to a Shopify SEO Expert:

https://experts.shopify.com/marketers

Regards!

Thanks

Phil
Customer Success Guru

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