pageoneresults - 2:49 pm on Feb 19, 2011 (gmt 0)
Heh, its always fun to go back and re-read replies. You have to be sure and keep up with the edits. :)
As far as semantics go, the order of importance is simple for a bot to figure out... It goes from the top down. The <header> is the header. The H1 is the heading of the following content. The <footer> is the footer. It really doesn't need H2s or H3s or H4s.
I'll disagree. If the document has depth, it absolutely needs segmentation through the use of <h> and other semantic elements. You've got enough content there, that is hidden, to easy qualify for a broad range of html elements to help define the document further. I mean, you're missing out on the whole document Outline concept by not using <h> elements (and many other elements) appropriately. Google have stated that they use those to assist in micro-targeting content within the document itself.
I know, because Bing has it nailed.
Nah, I think Bing still have some catching up to do here. I don't see where Google is at fault in this instance. A few simple changes to the structure and content of the document and you could easily nail a top position there.
What they don't have nailed is the ability of short and concise to communicate plenty when the site fits exactly what the searcher searched for.
Hmmm, it appears you want Google to read your mind. They do a pretty good job of doing that too! ;)