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CSS and internal HTML layout
placing important DIV sections in the top of the source

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Msg#: 111 posted 3:10 pm on Nov 10, 2000 (gmt 0)


This is an idea i've been playing around with, but not tested the benefits yet:

Place the most important components of your page first in the source, and then use some simple DHTML/CSS/Javascript to position them on the screen. The advantages (appart from not using tables) are that you can put your most important paragraph just after the <BODY> tag (this is especially usefull if you want to have a menu on the left hand side), hence scoring more in search engine ranking algorithms. The disadvantages of course come when the browser doesn't support javascript or CSS.

Would also it be a good idea to have a completely invisible <DIV> section at the top, with a lovely keyword optimised paragraph? Suppose that could be classed as spamming, but how would be spiders know?

What do you reckon?




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Msg#: 111 posted 4:30 pm on Nov 10, 2000 (gmt 0)

I've done this for two client sites, and got some nice improved rankings. However, I did a lot of other SEO at the same time, so I can't say for sure what improvement came from just this one gambit.

Of course, browser compatibility suffers, so you have to either create a second page and redirect to it for old browsers, or just be willing to serve a garbled page to them and sacrifice that traffic.

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