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Please tell me if links in this format are hindering the crawlability....
dchase




msg:3099623
 9:20 pm on Sep 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

A website i just started working on has links in the following format:
<A onmouseover="window.status ='EXAMPLE BLOG';return true;" onmouseout="window.status='';return true;" href="http://www.example.com/blog/">Example Company Blog</A> This format is consistent with all internal links on the site. The site ranks well, but it doesn't get crawled as often as I think it should. (the site has huge backlinks, ranked in the top 10 for hundreds of keywords, and has been around since '97. But when I add content it takes sometimes weeks before it shows up in the engine. Judging by the logs I'm getting crawled maybe 1 time a week. Do you think having 'java' links in the above format might be hindering the crawl-ability of the site?

Thanks,
David

[edited by: pageoneresults at 10:17 pm (utc) on Sep. 27, 2006]

[edited by: DrDoc at 11:09 pm (utc) on Sep. 27, 2006]
[edit reason] Removed URI Reference and Company Name. Please refer to TOS. [/edit]

 

DrDoc




msg:3099741
 11:09 pm on Sep 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

Affect crawlability ... No, not as long as your code isn't broken. Have you validated [validator.w3.org] your pages?

Otherwise, the little JavaScript stuff you're adding _does_ add to the general noise on the page. Maybe your content to code ratio is low?

dchase




msg:3102023
 3:36 pm on Sep 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

the company name in the URL was hypothetical

I think out of all my posts half of them have been edited.

Yikes

DrDoc




msg:3102113
 4:28 pm on Sep 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

That's why it's best to explicitly use "Example Company" and "example.com" ... just to avoid potential reference to current and/or future sites.

So, any luck validating?

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