Msg#: 4672215 posted 11:40 am on May 19, 2014 (gmt 0)
What are your thoughts on utilizing search friendly tabs on pages with thin content to add more useful information and make the pages richer.
e.g. a jobs site with the latest list of jobs in a certain city, adding a search friendly tab that says more info about the finding a job in said city, including links to resources, etc.
The default view of the page is the jobs listing but the user has the option to click on the "more info" tab to read more about the said city and get more information and resources about settling in said city, etc.
Msg#: 4672215 posted 1:07 pm on May 19, 2014 (gmt 0)
A way to tackle thin content is to add useful content that is not seen on other sites. I was impressed with a site that is doing this successfully by using local search type information, including phone numbers and whatnot. The information is truly useful and helpful.
I've had good success for well over a decade using that approach myself.
Msg#: 4672215 posted 2:20 pm on May 19, 2014 (gmt 0)
A quote from the stackoverflow link:
Matt Cutts from Google has talked about this on his blog and basically he says you shouldn't use display:none; to hide content as it is considered a form of cloaking
I haven't heard this before but it makes some sense.
I was actually thinking of tabs for the opposite reason. I have a number of pages loaded with content and I was thinking of ways to split it up so it is easier for users and hopefully more friendly for the search engines.
For now I have just implemented jump links but I was considering tabs (either by hiding divs on one page or as actual separate pages).