| 10:19 am on Apr 11, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Anyone any thoughts?
| 10:24 am on Apr 11, 2006 (gmt 0)|
How about creating a "how to use our search" page, linked to from the homepage, with some "example" searches?
That would give you the opportunity to actually create a "real" page and achieve the same end result.
I agree links in page footers can look a bit spammy to those between these 4 walls, although I'm not whether that's how your "regular" visitor would see it.
| 10:33 am on Apr 11, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Thanks TJ, In terms of using Div's to get the links higher in the code, is this ethical?
| 10:42 am on Apr 11, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Using DIV's to position text is absolutely ethical, yes.
| 11:34 am on Apr 11, 2006 (gmt 0)|
>>I have proposed that they have some links running down the right hand side of the page<<
>>reasons for putting them on the side was to bring them up higher in the page source code<<
My understanding of how a typical bot reads a page is:
main content, if done in < p > or equivalent fashion.
then Footer/ nav / bottom, whatever.
If you are using tables:
If content is in Tables: Left column, top to bottom. Next col. top to bottom, etc., like a newspaper col.
Then content below table in fashion as above < p >, etc.
then Footer / bottom, etc.
So, if you are using tables and placing your links in a table in the last column to the right this would be picked up next to last by a bot, just before footer (or more content below table). Yes, they would be higher up in the source code relative to the bottom but but still near end of code.
This is my understanding anyway from years past. I don't know how exactly google reads a page. I may be wrong on this but welcome any corrections, comments.
You wish to check out the html forum as well.
| 12:14 pm on Apr 11, 2006 (gmt 0)|
*..with a view to getting their individual properties listed in Google.*
If that's your aim why not just have a "Featured Properties" section that changes periodically?
| 12:28 pm on Apr 11, 2006 (gmt 0)|
they have 40,000 properties in the database :)
| 2:38 pm on Apr 11, 2006 (gmt 0)|
One of my clients also has a property website, and I was struggling with the same problem.
I eventually ended up adding a table at the bottom of the content that listed 5 "Featured properties" with links to their pages.
These 5 properties would be randomly selected every time the page loads.
you wont get all the properties in at the same time, but over 3 to 4 months you'll get at least 90% of them on the SE's
It also makes the home page look fresh all the time, as long as you dont show sold properties on there.
| 7:00 pm on Apr 11, 2006 (gmt 0)|
We have the same problem. We also add the links in the footer that change dynamically on page load. We display 10 at a time.
| 1:20 pm on Apr 12, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Thats a good idea, did it work well?