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Do keywords in navigation bar count?

question re: keyword in nav bar

     
10:48 pm on Mar 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Something on my mind...do keywords in my navigation bar count? I'm asking because when I clicked on my cache pages, the keywords in my nav bar are highlighted. Same with the sites around it. Just curious. I did not think they would count.

Renee

11:15 pm on Mar 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

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If they are part of the page that the spider can see, then yes they count.
1:21 am on Apr 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Everything visible counts. Keywords in your nav bar can count for a lot, especially if they're links. Not necessarily to that page, but to the pages they link TO. So if Page A links to Page B with the text "widgets galore", then Page B will rank higher when people search for "widgets". Neat huh?

Search Engines think of everything.