In some of my questions in Arqade (e.g. this), I would put a screenshot to indicate what I'm talking about.

I was wondering if I should write the text in the screenshot in the question's body to get it indexed by search engines. Or will putting the text as an image description or link description also get them indexed by search engines (both external and SE's built-in search functionality)?

![Are text put here indexed by search engines?][1]  

[2]: http://i.stack.imgur.com/MCXb6.png "What about here?"

"Are comments like this indexed by search engines?"

  • I would assume that the standard search engine rules apply. The thing you put in [] becomes the title attribute and the thing you put in "" becomes the alt attribute. – Cody Gray Apr 3 '13 at 4:22
  • And these standard rules imply what answer? – Tomáš Zato - Reinstate Monica Dec 27 '14 at 21:25
  • From my experiments, it seems Stack Exchange search doesn't search in image alt text, sadly. – b_jonas Dec 2 '15 at 10:34

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