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Does Google spider the TextArea form field?
bobpopular




msg:46102
 3:42 am on Dec 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

Does Google spider/appreciate the TextArea form field?

It seems to me that someone could stuff a lot of great keywords and/or keyword relevant articles into a very small TextArea form field.

Any thoughts?

 

kaled




msg:46103
 11:11 am on Dec 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

Google has in the past, and may still, index options lists. It seems likely that they have indexed TextAreas but I have no current information.

It's an easy experiment. Just make up a word (or misspell it) and put it in a text area. Ideally, search for the word/spelling first to make sure there are not a million hits in, say, italian, first.

Kaled.

hotmetal




msg:46104
 4:22 pm on Dec 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

They do indeed.

nakulgoyal




msg:46105
 7:48 am on Dec 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

hotmetal

Do u have any example of a textarea indexed? I will be glad to ssee one.

cabbie




msg:46106
 8:52 am on Dec 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

They index my test area field,I dont wish to sticky these examples though.

kaled




msg:46107
 11:07 am on Dec 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

I just remembered that I have a TextArea on a form (for a product that's in beta). I can confirm that Google have indexed it.

Kaled.

hotmetal




msg:46108
 4:10 pm on Dec 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

Yeah, I'd recommend not stickying nakulgoyal any links, since he's just going to spam them anyway. Thanks for that, it's really appreciated. Lamer.

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