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do Div tags cause problems for search engine ranking
anyone know?
rainbow child

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Msg#: 196 posted 1:58 pm on May 2, 2001 (gmt 0)

Hi all

Best forum I've come across in a long time :-)

Havn't done any search engine work for half a year or so... catching up quick. All the themes info is a breath of fresh air... kind of makes it fun for some reason... and fairer.

back to my question...

I'm making a bunch of flat doorway pages for a framed site that I have inherited :-(

What I want to know is can I put a bunch of links in a div layer tag. The links in the tag are not important for the search engine, they are all .asp?blahblah links

will search engines give me a lower ranking for using the div tag?



WebmasterWorld Senior Member mivox us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

Msg#: 196 posted 6:17 pm on May 2, 2001 (gmt 0)

I haven't heard of anyone being penalized for using <div>s... It is very widely used for CSS layouts, which is supposed to be the up-and-coming standard for all layout (use XHTML for structure, and CSS for appearance...).


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Msg#: 196 posted 2:11 pm on May 5, 2001 (gmt 0)

I realize this is may not the right forum for this thread, but... my partner has done well with one of our sites for a four word phrase on most all of the engines. However, I have been paying particularly close attention to his results on Google where there has been a real dog fight for the number two spot (#1 is owned by a Yahoo company so I don't believe it's going anywhere too soon). His results since this last crawl have increased our site to the number two position and the only change he made was to four or five the <div tags we had in some graphic images. It looks like changing that tag to <center><img..... has made the difference.

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