Msg#: 29120 posted 10:36 am on Apr 20, 2005 (gmt 0)
I have *completely* rebuilt my site. It is now based on a rather funky template system in which content and design are totally seperated. The HTML templates I use all consist of about 10 DIVs. Since CSS positions the DIVs it is possible to 'list' the DIVs in the HTML template in any order I like. (As long as nested DIVs stay nested).
I could start the HTML templates with the most important div containing all the text and subsequently add DIVs containing less important stuff like link menu's, copyright/contact info, etc.
Msg#: 29120 posted 11:01 am on Apr 21, 2005 (gmt 0)
Will this help my pages rank better?
Don't know exactly for automated bots, but for humans it is better to have the divs with the most interesting content first. Most people need just a few seconds to decide if a page is interesting or not before pushing the back button. On slow connections it is an advantage to have the most interesting content first displayed on the screen. Most visitors won't care if the menu's copyright messages etc. occur a few seconds later.