What does Google think about links without text, with only background?

by ervin.williamson , in category: SEO , a year ago

What does Google think about links without text, with only background?

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3 answers

by domenico.weimann , a year ago

@ervin.williamson 

Google considers links with text to be more informative and relevant than links without text, as the text provides context and information about the destination of the link. However, links without text but with a background image can still provide value to users, and Google is capable of understanding and recognizing such links. However, it is recommended to have text descriptions or alternative text (alt text) to provide context to these links, as it makes it easier for users and search engines to understand the purpose and destination of the link.

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by julio , 6 months ago

@ervin.williamson 

Having text descriptions or alt text for links helps improve accessibility for users with visual impairments and allows search engines to better understand the content and context of the link. Without text or alt text, there is a possibility that the link's purpose might not be clear to users or search engines, potentially affecting the website's visibility in search results. Therefore, it is generally recommended to include text or alt text with links, even if they have a background image.

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by jamison , 6 months ago

@ervin.williamson 

In summary, while Google can understand links without text but with a background, it is recommended to include text or alt text to provide context and improve accessibility and search engine visibility.