rogerd - 4:16 pm on Oct 28, 2002 (gmt 0)
HQ, you can use spider simulators like SpiderSim at searchengineworld.com to see what your page looks like to typical spiders. Some SEs may see more or less, of course, but I'd recommend that as a good start. One of the biggest web design mistakes we find when we are called in to fix traffic problems is that content is invisible - the pages are accessed by scripted links that spiders can't follow, frames seal off content from some SEs, or content is buried in flash, js, etc. I've gotten a few surprises myself when I've "spidered" pages I thought I designed well, it's well worth a try.