| 12:07 pm on Jun 19, 2014 (gmt 0)|
I wouldn't do it myself.
| 12:28 pm on Jun 19, 2014 (gmt 0)|
I do it, itís still indexed! What youíre doing is to improve the user experience by not cluttering the page, its basic good design!
If google said don't use an accordion layout/effect and a large portion of JQUERY effects then id worry but these layouts are more usersís friendly than endless scrolling down a page. If google starts targeting good "user friendly" design then......
Rule of thumb, if you would have done this for your visitors had search engines not been invented then carry on m8
| 2:38 pm on Jun 19, 2014 (gmt 0)|
What you're doing shouldn't be a big deal as long as the text is easily displayed by the user, but I go the other way personally.
| 2:54 pm on Jun 19, 2014 (gmt 0)|
Yah; JD's way sounds like a better way to go.
| 3:09 pm on Jun 19, 2014 (gmt 0)|
JD, that's indeed a good point and we will probably do it as you suggested.
| 3:14 pm on Jun 19, 2014 (gmt 0)|
|Is the 50% of the text that is hidden on load of the page 'lost and worthless' no matter if it's unique and great content? |
Like #CaptainSalad2 said, it is still indexed, and pages can rank well for hidden content, even if more than 50% is hidden (although I'm not sure it's the best SEO).
However, if the search terms are not visible on the landing page, it can increase a page's bounce rate. I'd make sure the landing page is concise.
| 3:20 pm on Jun 19, 2014 (gmt 0)|
I'd aim for 70% visible/static text and 30% expanding/extra text. And all this would happen below the fold with no drastic change for the overall page. It's a nice page without the extra text and a nice long page with the extra text to get all the love from Google it deserves.
| 3:32 pm on Jun 19, 2014 (gmt 0)|