Topics that are only images have [image] as the meta description

(Anton) #1

I’ve got this meta tag with a few [image] found in it and nothing more - it’s really useless:

Google Webmaster tool isn’t happy about it either:

(Mittineague) #2

Agreed, if the post is nothing but images and has no text content IMHO the meta description tag should either be not used or have an empty content attribute value

(system) #3

(Jeff Atwood) #4

I wonder about this, I have seen [image] as well, we should verify that the alt image text is used in the post excerpt extractor when possible (when it is specified). For example in a typical image upload…


Can you take this as a to-do @techAPJ, let’s verify the behavior is correct. The rendered HTML above is

<img src="https://img.gif" alt="simmons" width="198" height="300">

(Arpit Jalan) #6

Verified that alt image text is used in post excerpt as per:

The post just above as seen on your activity page:

Also, based on my local testing I noticed that in some cases we were showing blank meta description. Fixed that issue via:

(Jeff Atwood) #7