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The infamous <BLINK> Tag </BLINK>

Pleeeeaaaaase prove me it is bad for SEO!

     
1:19 pm on Mar 22, 2001 (gmt 0)

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I got this prospect with a good healty product ans a good healty attitude. But it's Web site stinks as hell! I can see 7 blinking phrases on a single page! The site was "designed" by some Front Page addict at a dirt cheap price. I defenitly want to see thoses go away!

Please tell me you know those blink tags can affect his rankings. I am down on my knees for someone here to tell me some site was rejected on some directory because of it.

As for the rest of the site I can remove those </font></font></font>, add a couple of page titles,heading,comments,metatags,keywords,alt,noframes,frame names and such here and there to try to make it worth a submission.

2:24 pm on Mar 22, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Do they work with IE theese days??
As far as I recall they didnīt.

Just tell your client that they might scare the spiders off with all that blinking. ;)

2:31 pm on Mar 22, 2001 (gmt 0)

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I would think that stuff would have an effect on a human editor. Just like pop-ups. Why take the chance?
3:03 pm on Mar 22, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Fortunatly for IE users thoses pages look almost decent. The infamous tag is indeed not supported. Hope human editors uses it, it does certainly have an effect on me.

I will keep this site far away from ANY HTML validator. It would crash the poor machine.

3:07 pm on Mar 22, 2001 (gmt 0)

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May human editors will use both IE & NS.
3:40 pm on Mar 22, 2001 (gmt 0)

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>that stuff would have an effect on a human editor

Mackin's right. I'd use the "It may hurt us in the directories, and its benefits are not worth the risk" as an reason to present to the client. It's subjective, but plenty of SEO is based on minimizing risks.

4:13 pm on Mar 22, 2001 (gmt 0)

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>It may hurt us in the directories, and its benefits are not worth the risk

Benefits? You said benefits?
Jesus! Thank you rc! You found a good way to put it in words. Before working in SEO, did you had any Diplomatic background?

4:24 pm on Mar 22, 2001 (gmt 0)

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>Diplomatic background?

Better. Computer sales in the trenches. Features and Benefits, Features and Benefits, Features and Benefits, Features and Benefits, Features and Benefits, Features and Benefits, Features and Benefits, ........

1:33 pm on Mar 23, 2001 (gmt 0)

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:-) (I can't resist). In a word: Opera.