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Cached Full version vs Text only (why not showing all text)?

Msg#: 4607241 posted 1:43 pm on Sep 4, 2013 (gmt 0)

Im sorry if this is posted here before, but I couldn't find anything in regards of this.

When I view the Cached full version, I do see all text and it works as it should. But, when I show Text-only version: all the text inside my Accordions are not indexed in the text version.

So the question is: is this a sign to worry about?

This is something that is the case for all the FAQs (using the same accordions) on this domain, but on a different domain, the text is indexed with Text-only version (different accordion coding).




Msg#: 4607241 posted 2:50 pm on Sep 4, 2013 (gmt 0)

If I understand correctly, the content in accordion is hidden behind jquery. If it is an FAQ section, you might consider using css to show/hide the content or use anchors to skip to the content.. this way Google indexes all of the text on the page.


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Msg#: 4607241 posted 2:52 pm on Sep 4, 2013 (gmt 0)

Have you tried "Fetch as Googlebot" in WMT and checked what is being returned?


Msg#: 4607241 posted 3:16 pm on Sep 4, 2013 (gmt 0)

Though accordions are search engine friendly but seems there is some some issue with the code. As suggested by @jakebohall you may want to convert it into CSS or ask your developer to develop a search engine friendly accordian


Msg#: 4607241 posted 3:34 pm on Sep 4, 2013 (gmt 0)

Thanks guys so far.
The text is hidden with display:none, and opened with the use of codes. Have tried to fetch as google, and the text is available there.

Have asked our programmers of this, and they say it doesn't matter, and that the site is being proper cached, even if the text is not there.

Can it be any other reasons why the text is not being available in the cache, and does it have any direct / indirect effect on visibility for search engines?


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Msg#: 4607241 posted 4:03 pm on Sep 4, 2013 (gmt 0)

I would not worry about what you see in text-only cache, what I would worry about is the Google index.

If you take a long sentence from the text hidden in accordion and search for it on Google using quotes, does your page comes up?


Msg#: 4607241 posted 4:19 pm on Sep 4, 2013 (gmt 0)

Thanks aakk9999,
not sure why I didnt think about that before:p

The interesting thing is that two pages came up, and our page came second (the first is a domain known for ripping content from us). The thing is that with the page coming up first, the text I pasted, is used under the title, and bolded (as it should be), but for our page: the text is not listed under. So G must find it, but it seems like they do not wanna display it as they normally do with exact match?

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