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Tables or Layers in Webpage
Which is better considering G?
hawk

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Msg#: 11440 posted 5:11 am on Dec 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

Somewhere I read that table should not be used for the layout purpose while creating a web-page.
It was stated that table is used for classification of data. Now we see many website are using because it gives you great control over the layout of a web-page.

Although we can use layer, webmaster prefers table.
Does this make any difference for SEO point of view.

 

drhowarddrfine

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Msg#: 11440 posted 5:23 am on Dec 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

table should not be used for the layout purpose while creating a web-page.
True.
Now we see many website are using because it gives you great control over the layout of a web-page.
Not necessarily true. This is an old fashioned way of laying out pages which is why you see so much of it. Layout should be controlled entirely by CSS only.
we can use layer
There is no such thing as layers. Some people incorrectly call the <div> a layer but it is not so don't use that term.
Does this make any difference for SEO point of view.
No.
hawk

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Msg#: 11440 posted 4:50 am on Dec 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

thanks for ur detail answer

what I was wondering if G Can validate html of webpages like w3c validator?

drhowarddrfine

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Msg#: 11440 posted 4:55 am on Dec 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

what I was wondering if G Can validate html of webpages like w3c validator?
Don't understand the question.
tedster

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Msg#: 11440 posted 4:58 am on Dec 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

Google certainly "could" validate pages if they want to -- but they have no reason to. For search engine purposes, the main reason to validate your mark-up is to make sure that there is no error that would cause part or all of your page to be skipped by the spider.

Purple Martin

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Msg#: 11440 posted 6:04 am on Dec 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

Does this make any difference for SEO point of view.

It can make a difference: pages that use many nested tables for layout have a lot of code compared to the amount of content, and search engines don't like this. If a page uses CSS and DIVs for layout instead, the page will have a much better "code to content ratio", which is something that search engines prefer.

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