Generate image alt text on the fly with Hashnode AI โœจ๐Ÿž๏ธ


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Generate image alt text on the fly with Hashnode AI โœจ๐Ÿž๏ธ

In the previous article, I discussed the focus mode feature of Hashnode Pro and its ability to enhance the writing flow. In this article, I will highlight one of the lesser-known features of Hashnode AI โ€” automatic image alt text generation.

Why Image alt text is important?

Many developer writers tend to overlook or neglect adding alt text to the images within their articles. This is frequently seen as optional and is often skipped entirely. However, incorporating alt text for the images in your articles can significantly improve your blog's accessibility and SEO score.

Google frequently states that alt text can significantly improve the quality and volume of traffic to your website. Here are a few points to consider:

  1. Web Accessibility ๐Ÿฆป: Alt text offers a written description of an image for visually impaired users who depend on screen readers to navigate websites. When a screen reader comes across an image, it recites the alt text to communicate the image's content and purpose to the user.

  2. SEO ๐Ÿ”: Search engines, such as Google, utilize alt text to comprehend the content and context of images on a webpage. Because search engine crawlers cannot "see" images, they depend on the alt text to assist them in indexing and ranking the content.

  3. Improved UX ๐Ÿ˜€: When an image fails to load or a user disables images in their browser, the alt text is displayed instead of the image. This maintains context and ensures that users can comprehend the page content even without the image.

How can you generate Image Alt Text automatically with Hashnode AI?

With Hashnode AI, generating image alt text becomes 100 times easier and faster. After uploading an image to the editor, select it, click on the "Add Alt Text" icon, and choose the "Generate with Hashnode AI" button. That's it! Hashnode AI will analyze the image and compose a concise, relevant alt text for it in no time. โœจ

Here's the quick demo:

Getting started with Hashnode AI โœจ

Hashnode AI is included in the Hashnode Pro subscription. If you already have an active subscription on Hashnode, head over to the editor and try out the feature right away. Otherwise, you can purchase a subscription or start a 3-day free, non-restrictive access to Hashnode AI now (no credit card required).

Additional Hashnode AI features on Hashnode

Hashnode AI comes with a lot of powerful features designed to enhance your developer blogging experience. Here's a brief overview of some additional features:

  1. AI-generated Outlines: start a draft with AI-generated outlines that provide a structured framework for your next article.

  2. AI-generated Code Blocks: you can generate code snippets and examples, making it easier for you to share technical knowledge and best practices with your audience.

  3. AI-generated Summaries: Create concise and informative summaries for your articles, giving readers a quick overview of your content and encouraging them to read further.

  4. SEO Optimization Tools: Improve your blog's search engine rankings with automatically generated meta titles, meta descriptions, and image alt text. These features help your content become more discoverable and drive organic traffic to your site.

  5. Content Polishing and Tone Adjustment: Refine your writing by rephrasing, summarizing, or adjusting the tone of voice to better suit your audience. This ensures your content is clear, concise, and engaging.

We believe these Hashnode AI features can elevate your blogging experience, save time, and create more impactful content that resonates with your audience. ๐Ÿ™Œ

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