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Javascript Tabs
if, then how will this affect rankings?

 8:01 pm on Aug 25, 2009 (gmt 0)

I've got a website with information on cities. Right now I display a form, below that I display a list of linked locations within the city, followed by a map, followed by a block of text.

I was thinking that from a layout perspective, it would make more sense to use tabs instead of block below each other. All of the content will be loaded in the HTML on page load, as static HTML. I'd then use css/javascript to hide and display them when the user clicks a certain tab.

My main concern is if the SE's will consider the text as "hidden" text and look at me as if I am trying to cheat them.

Whats your view on this? Any experiences?



 3:58 am on Aug 27, 2009 (gmt 0)

If you select the right approach this should not represent a SE issue. For example, an AJAX tooltip or accordion enables you to use HTML to contain the content. When you view source you will find fully spiderable code.


 2:33 pm on Aug 27, 2009 (gmt 0)

I know the source code will look similair to the non-tabbed version, but these tactics "can" be used to hide keyword-stuffed-spam-content-text as well. This is not the case with us, but my question was if it is being frowned upon by the SE's or not...


 2:56 pm on Aug 27, 2009 (gmt 0)


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