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  • #65990
    miamax
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    On some of my products, the alt tags are showing.

     

     

    Giraffe Boy Theme party supplies:

    https://dwellinthegarden.com/giraffe-party-supplies/#giraffe%20boy

     

     

    I’ve checked this in Firefox and Chrome, and it happens in both browsers.

     

     

    Of course, I don’t want them showing like this. Thank you for any help.

     

     

     

    #65991
    miamax
    Participant

    P.S.  I know some of those links are to products that are no longer available on Amazon and I am working on that. The alt tags still should not be showing on them.

     

    But this also happens on products that are available on Amazon.

     

    In particular, the giraffe pet carrier shows the alt tag and that link goes to a product on Amazon.

     

     

     

    #65992
    scrambler
    Moderator

    I am not sure what you mean by Alt Tag…

    What I do see is missing images because their link goes to an insecure site, like on the line of the three images for Giraffe Birthday invitations blue / Giraffe Birthday hats blue / Giraffe birthday favor
    These image have invalid URL and so display as an icon and text

    Example of bad URL (Site is not secured)
    https://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=dwellinthegardensite-20&language=en_US&l=li3&o=1&a=B00XLZJF48

    If you believe the URL are supposed to be valid, may be there is a temporary problem with the server they are on

    #65997
    Weaver
    Keymaster

    All <img> html code will almost always have an alt=”description” tag associated with them. The text is displayed when the image src is unavailable (or when used for browsing for vision impaired visitors). I don’t see any displayed on the link you provided, so I agree with scrambler’s assessment that for some reason the image links were temporarily unavailable.

    #65998
    miamax
    Participant

     

    Hmm, well here is what I see in Firefox and Chrome. These links are all good, but showing the alt tags.

     

    https://dwellinthegarden.com/giraffe-party-supplies/#giraffe%20gifts

     

     

    (I’m attemtping to show you a screencap. How do I insert an image to this post? When I click “insert image” it’s asking for a source and that didn’t work.)

     

     

     

     

    #65999
    scrambler
    Moderator

    Ma be we do not understand each other

    I gave an example of an image URL that causes the image to be displayed as an Icon and the tag as it is used in your site.

    If you click on it, you can see for yourself that you get a browser error that the link is not safe.

    This is not about the link the image goes to which is a valid Amazon site, it is about the URL of the image used to show the link!

     

    #66000
    scrambler
    Moderator

    Here is an example of the HTML in your page with the URL in yellow that cause the error because of access

    <a rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer" href="https://amzn.to/2WJ3xJ6" target="_blank">
    <img border="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?_encoding=UTF8&amp;ASIN=B007J3O1ZQ&amp;Format=_SX270_&amp;ID=AsinImage&amp;MarketPlace=US&amp;ServiceVersion=20070822&amp;WS=1&amp;tag=dwellinthegardensite-20&amp;language=en_US" class="lazyloaded" data-ll-status="loaded">
    <noscript>
    <img border="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?_encoding=UTF8&#038;ASIN=B007J3O1ZQ&#038;Format=_SX270_&#038;ID=AsinImage&#038;MarketPlace=US&#038;ServiceVersion=20070822&#038;WS=1&#038;tag=dwellinthegardensite-20&#038;language=en_US" >
    </noscript>
    <img src="https://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=dwellinthegardensite-20&amp;language=en_US&amp;l=li3&amp;o=1&amp;a=B007J3O1ZQ" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="Mary Meyer Marshmallow Stuffed Giraffe" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" data-lazy-src="https://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=dwellinthegardensite-20&amp;language=en_US&amp;l=li3&amp;o=1&amp;a=B007J3O1ZQ" class="error" data-ll-status="error">
    <noscript>
    <img src="https://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=dwellinthegardensite-20&#038;language=en_US&#038;l=li3&#038;o=1&#038;a=B007J3O1ZQ" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="Mary Meyer Marshmallow Stuffed Giraffe" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" />
    </noscript>
    </a>
    #66001
    miamax
    Participant

     

    I do understand what you are showing me.  But that “adsystem” HTML is on all of the Amazon products I’ve linked to, yet only some of them show the alt tag.

     

    How can I post a screencap here?

     

     

     

     

    #66002
    scrambler
    Moderator

    You need to focus on finding out why some of the image urls go to a place deemed unsecure by the browser.

    How are you inserting these, who generates these urls?

    May be Amazon ad system servers have problems, or may be something has been hacked.

    Whoever/whatever generates these add url images should be shown the urls and explain why they cannot be reached by a browser

    #66003
    miamax
    Participant

    Okay, will do. Thanks!

    #66004
    Weaver
    Keymaster

    Once again, I followed your link, and saw every image and no alt tags. So I don’t know where they are coming from when you try.

    #66005
    Weaver
    Keymaster

    To insert an image, you need to find a host for the image (your own site or an image share platform), and insert that link. We have chosen not to host images on the forum site.

    #66008
    miamax
    Participant

    Thank you for explaining how to insert an image. Here is what I was seeing in Firefox and Chrome. The alt tags/text that I had typed into the HMTL code from Amazon are in the lighter blue.

     

    I contacted Amazon and a person told me that their links cannot be altered or they would not work correctly. I asked why there was a place for alt text in their HTML code, a link directly from their site, if I could not change the code by merely typing in alt text for an image. The person reiterated that their code could not be changed.

     

    Here is the part of their code        alt=””        that is ready for an alt tag!

     

    So I gave up and deleted all the alt tags. That is why they are no longer showing. I have always read that alt tags are important in search engines. But que sera, sera.

     

     

     

    #66010
    scrambler
    Moderator

    Either you did not understand what we explained or you don’t care leaving your site in a broken state.

    The issue is not the Alt tag, these merely allowed you to see there was a problem with the HTML.

    The problem is that your HTML includes a duplicate set of image tags, with the duplicate image tags urls that are invalid/unsecure to the browser, and therefore cannot be displayed and caused the alt tag to be visible.

    By removing the alt tag you are making the problem invisible but the bad HTML image tag aree still there and causing errors in the load of your page.

    So the question to amazon was why does the add HTML contains that second set of images with invalid URL.

    Either you are doing something wrong when you are adding the products, or there is a bug in the system that does. You should send them the URL I gave you in my last post and ask them why its there with bad urls

    #66017
    Weaver
    Keymaster

    I don’t know if I ever saw the alt tag content, but the images/links from the Giraffe Party still and always have worked for me. I don’t know what @scrambler is seeing, but I get perfectly valid links, and it all looks just as it should to me.

    Since the links are to some Amazon service, then they work the way they do. Alt tags are indeed considered essential, and if you run a site HTML code check on one of the sites that does that, they will generally flag missing Alts, but probably not alt=””, so that is like the reason for the empty tags.

    #66018
    scrambler
    Moderator

    @weaver, inspect the page where the giraffe product images are. You will see the html I copy pasted from them in my previous post

    It starts with the image you see that links to the product (all good), then it is followed by one or two more image tags that have URLs that go to pages that are deemed unsecure by the browser. These image tags are the ones that previously caused an image icon with the alt text to be displayed under the proper image ink. Now that he removed the tag, they don’t show, but the HTML with the bad URLs are still there.

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