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Re: Do search engines read GIFs?
From Guillermo Uruchurtu on 26 March '99
replying to Do search engines read GIFs? posted by Candace

>I've heard that search engines cannot read GIFs. Is this true?
>
>Our company is in the process of building our website. The home page is comprised primarily of GIFs. Thus I am in the process of creating title, keyword, and description tags. But if a search engine does not read metatags, and the content of our pages are primarily GIFs, what sort of interpretation will search engines make?

you can place description un your ALT tags.
or you can change the format to JPEG, that has almost no problems.
In order to do that open the image in any picture editor (Paint brush)
and save it as a file JPG, in many you can ask for the right compression so the picture still looks good but the size is small and faster to load.

Hope it helps
Guillermo




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