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Will Google index "show more" content hidden on page?

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Msg#: 4232083 posted 6:44 pm on Nov 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

I have six paragraphs of contents on my client's website home page along with number of images and flash banners. All these things make the home page very lengthy. So i have decided to show only 2 paragraphs to the visitors and want to hide remaining 4 paragraphs through "show more" or " read more" button means visitors can see the last 4 paragraphs only after clicking the "show more" or " read more" button. I am using javascrip code to implement this trick. So I want know that will search engines index my last paragraphs or not? Will this affect the website from SEO point of view?



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Msg#: 4232083 posted 11:40 pm on Nov 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

it depends on how you coded the page. most times of "show more" the text is loaded on the page just not visible. if you log into google webmaster central you can fetch your page as googlebot to see what google sees.

in general the simpler your page is, the easier it is for google to crawl your page and that typically helps your seo. in other words the more javascript, flash and other bells & whistles you add to your site the higher chance your seo will suffer. sometimes a slight hit to seo is worth a huge gain in usability and/or branding.

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