I have recently adjusted the ongoing software so
that each and every image has descriptive text in both its
title attributes. This is
good accessibility practice and
should also make it possible for search engines to find my pictures.
But they can’t.
which is in a file whose name, unhelpfully, is
IMGP0990.png, is correctly
labeled in both
as “Sunlit cherry tomatoes on white-painted wood.”
I just now visited John Battelle’s
helpful list of search engines
and lots of them offered “image search” capabilities, but not one turned that
picture up when I searched for “sunlit cherry tomatoes”. (Lots of them turn
the page up when you do an ordinary text search.)
How hard can it be?
I hereby promise that when I find a credible general-purpose Web Image Search
tool that leads me to that picture via “sunlit cherry tomatoes”, I will
publish a rave review here and do my best to spread the word.