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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
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Oh yes, this is very important for SEO purposes.  Google can't read pictues, so they use this description to understand what the  picture is about.

It's important to use your key words and/or mix them up a bit/use synonyms.  this will help you post rank higher and enable people to find you images on search, so you may come up multiple times on the page.

Jun 15, 2015 07:53 PM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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SEO - SEO - SEO.  One of the first things Bob Stewart taught me when I joined.

Jun 15, 2015 11:34 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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This helps you reference it if you are searching later for that topic.  So if I label a photo city park Clarksville and search those words later to find the photo, that post will come up in the search and help me locate it. It may also give you a little Google boost if you use keywords that relate to your post. 

Jun 15, 2015 01:37 PM
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Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
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People can place their mouse over the picture and the description will come up.  If it's a lake in your area people might just want to know what lake.

Jun 15, 2015 10:40 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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I was going to say something similar to Debbie R's response. Really I was. I know the description can help with making the post more findable on google. 

Jun 15, 2015 02:57 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

It works when some browsers don't display images.

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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

So glad you asked John. I hadn't any idea previous to reading through the answers.

Jun 16, 2015 06:34 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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Excellent question, John --- as usual Debbie Gartner provides an excellent answer.  

Jun 16, 2015 12:44 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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John Meussner It taggs the image for SEO purposes.

Jun 15, 2015 11:43 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Debbie Gartner provided an excellent answer for you.

Jun 15, 2015 08:54 PM
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That helps the search engines index your pohot should someone be looking for something like it.

Jun 15, 2015 07:26 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
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Good morning John. Looks like you already got the answer, good question.

Jun 15, 2015 06:43 PM
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Hella Mitschke Rothwell
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Google image searchability since images don't "say" anything, Google woulnd't know one from another.

Jun 15, 2015 04:23 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
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it also gets the photo found on a Google images search... which can be VERY beneficial.

Jun 15, 2015 03:00 PM