Tool tips have become very popular on blogs and many people have seen and experienced them without even understanding what they are. Quite simply that are like an interactive glossary that allow you to give more information about a word or an image. There are some other benefits to using Tool Tips as well.
- Firstly, they make your pages more informative to the visitor. You are able to deliver more detailed information about an image or a specific word or phrase if the visitor mouses over them. This means you do not need to clutter your pages with unnecessary ’permanent’ lables – they just pop upI’m a little Pop Up Tool Tip when required.
- Secondly, using the ‘Title’ attribute is a valid way of adding more information to your page specifically targeted at your search engine optimisation requirements. Remember that you need to keep your page honest and pure to avoid spamming, but this method will help with your on page optimisation if done correctly.
- Finally, you can add a Tool Tip to a text link you have on a page. Ideally, your text links will be formatted to include text that describes the link but sometimes the text just doesn’t flow like that. Using the Tool Tip method, you can include text that describes the link and delivers a better experience to the page visitor so they fully understand where that link is taking them. It will also reinforce the links destination to the search engines.