here's an example of what I assume WOULD be spidered. Can anyone confirm or deny my prior assumption?
<a href="index.html" onmouseout="MM_swapImgRestore()" onmouseover="MM_swapImage('Image1','','frames-shad-bw.jpg',1)"><img src="frames-shad.jpg" name="Image1" width="215" height="215" border="0" id="Image1" /></a>
That's exactly what I was talking about dan - please someone put me out of my missery and tell us either way! Please please
that should be OK. It's html and spiders will read it. Java script menus are a problem when the links are hidden inside the script tags.
Hi I know that my search engine cannot follow pure Java links and from what I understand about web spiders is that they can index java pages but I don't think they can follow purely java links.
I have spidered a few web sites designed using Net objects fusion which has java enabled buttons and the spider can index those with no problems.
My robot went to a web site that tracks web robots and they have a file on the sever that only has java links and my spider missed it if I recal, but I am not sure if it was because of the depth I was spidering the web site at, or the number of links per page settings I was using.
Html doesn't have a problem being spidered and web spiders follow that easily perhaps, you could see if Google manages to spider it using the famous Googlebot.
>>That's exactly what I was talking about dan - please someone put me out of my missery and tell us either way! Please please
Thanks Stever, for an explaination instead of a simple yes or no. This thread was taking a serious turn for the worst even BEFORE someone jumped in with something about Java. Now I can safely ignore whatever shows up here.
I know personally, after having a clients site up for about 8 months now, the only pages being indexed in yahoo are the ones where the spider can find straight html tags. Our contact us, reseller program, and about us pages are the highly ranked ones. The ones with other links inside those links are ranked lower. The HOME link, and all other links are not indexed AT ALL in the search engines.
So NO - a java menu will not get you indexed. You should put up a sitemap link somewhere at the top of your code so that it will crawl through those means instead of relying on basic html randomness.
Major search engines don't like java or flash. They see it, but may not index it. From experience, some of my sites with java or flash don't get high rankings or are indexed.
Try to aim for pure html coding to make your web pages search engine friendly