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<!--startindex--> <!--stopindex--> tags

Do they work?

     
6:05 pm on Mar 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

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There is a set of tags: <!--startindex--> and <!--stopindex--> which supposedly tells the spider 'read here' on the page.

Do spiders follow those? Anyone familiar with the tag use? I've never heard of them.

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6:24 pm on Mar 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

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AFAIK those are just comments.
Anything between <!-- and --> serves only as a note to those who have to work with the html code (the designer/programmer), or as 'private' code. Ie, an internal search engine to that domain or company might honour the tags.

Most major spiders will ignore it if not all. I remember comment tags used to help with Infoseek a few years back, I don't think they have any use anymore in seo nowadays.

6:25 pm on Mar 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

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<!-- HTML Theifs stealing my code, i'm watching you! --> is all i use the tags for ;)