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My links and the effect on seo

     
11:30 pm on Feb 10, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Hello

I am currently restructering my website and wish to use some links in a nav that auto scroll when it arrives at the correct page, so for example this would be in the href

category/product#halfwaydown

Would this have any negative affects on seo and the engines serps?

Is it better just to use category/product and let the viewer scroll to the content?

cheers
1:18 am on Feb 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Anything that helps send visitors straight to what they want is good.

Google even uses those links at times in the search results. If the content that best matches the search is near where the link goes.
9:30 pm on Feb 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Ok, wanted to check this is still a worthy link,

I don't want to hinder my site thats all.

cheers
4:58 am on Feb 14, 2012 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Administrator phranque is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month



the part of the url after the hash/pound sign (#) is a fragment identifier.
google will only index complete documents.
i.e. to a user-agent http://example.com/category/product#partwaydown is the same document request as http://example.com/category/product#halfwaydown and the "partwaydown/halfwaydown" meaning is user-agent dependent.
in some cases if your page navigation is well-constructed google will use the links to document fragments as indented "jump to ..." links in the search results.
12:08 pm on Feb 17, 2012 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member g1smd is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month



What he said.

Make sure to list all those # links at the top of the page as a sort-of document summary.

For a good example of usage see the "Contents" box near the top of any wikipedia page.
9:01 am on Feb 27, 2012 (gmt 0)



If you have any doubt about such issue then i will suggest you to leave it. That would be much better than any kind of harm you might face in future.
 

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