Our web designer placed several images on our site as div background images. I’ve heard a common accessibility workaround is to add a title attribute to the div tag.Does Google index div background images,or would it be better to convert these to image?

Our web designer placed several images on our site as div background images. I’ve heard a common accessibility workaround is to add a title attribute to the div tag. Does Google index div background images,or would it be better to convert these to image?

Webmaster Guru Asked on December 6, 2016 in Tags.
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JOHN MEULLER (Webmaster Analyst from Google):

We probably don’t index those for image search. Whether or not that’s a problem for you is essentially up to you. Sometimes, if these are just generic background images, then you don’t really need to have them indexed in image search anyway. So it’s not so much of a problem. On the other hand, if these images are really important for your website– for example, if you’re a photographer and you trying to highlight your work in the search results– then maybe it makes sense to use image tags instead of this kind of CSS div background image setup.

Webmaster Guru Answered on December 6, 2016.
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