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SEO-friendly Responsive Design, swap navigation UL for Select?

I am designing the menu for a web site, and I was hoping to find an SEO-Friendly way to implement the Responsive Design used here: Ask4Sam.net- Responsive Design Example As you can see, for large ...
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Does Visibility:Hiden and Display:None Affect SEO [duplicate]

If I had some text that initially had the CSS property visiblity:hidden or display:none Would that effect how much the content is weighted by search engines? Could using one of those properties ...
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317 views

Using <strong> for introductory paragraph to a post - a bad idea?

I have a news website and on most posts the first paragraph is in bold. Currently the authors are just using <strong> to bold the paragraph, would it be better from an SEO point of view to ...
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49 views

Does CSS formatting of <h1>, <h2> tags have effect on search ranking? [duplicate]

I have a web page where I made some style into <h1>, <h2> tags, will it make some effect on my SEO ranking?
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From SEO point of view is hiding H1 in this case bad for indexing?

I'm having to use a 3rd party CMS and I cannot change the contents of the h3 (or the h3 itself) I've not had too much dealing with "cufon" - presume its an old fashioned way of using a specific font. ...
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14 views

SEO for Backlinks Using JavaScript on a Third-Party site [duplicate]

We are currently implementing a widget that companies can put on their website. We give the publisher a script tag with the source pointing to a javascript file hosted on a CDN with the code they need ...
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381 views

Hiding Menu Item with CSS - will Google penalise my site?

I want to hide some sub menu items, using the CSS class, and assign it to the specific menu item. For example the class is no display: /* Hide menu items */ .nodisplay { display:none !important; } ...
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79 views

CSS Display Table, any SEO implications?

I want to use CSS display table in place of JS for vertical-alignment and equal heights of HTML elements, however I'm not sure if there are any SEO implications of this, will crawlers try and ...
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2answers
149 views

Cropping images & SEO

So I have a page with a bunch of images with largely varying sizes. Also the layout of the page is such that the images are all in the shape of square tiles, so just resizing will cause distorted ...
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1answer
104 views

Will using same colour H1 as background hurt SEO if I use background image?

Can it hurt SEO if H1 headings are the same colour as the standard body background colour, even if all H1 headings are placed in divs that have a contrasting background image? (So to be clear: the ...
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1answer
69 views

What HTML and CSS markup is best for SEO for a list of questions (like on Stack Exchange sites)

On the StackOverflow a question block (in the q-list on the index page and so on) represented by the following html code: <div class="question-summary narrow tagged-interesting" ...
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1answer
86 views

Can Google see CSS transitions?

I heard that Google "rewards" you for styling the links differenty from other text that are not ought to be clicked. It makes sense I guess. But what if my links are black, like the rest of the page, ...
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219 views

Duplicate content on the same page - SEO ramifications?

In certain situations, I've seen Responsive Design websites with duplicate content on the same page. The pages had duplicate HTML structure and content in some parts of it due to Responsive Design. ...
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70 views

Does google take into account page load differences from caching?

Here's what I mean by that. If I use internal CSS, the page will load a bit quicker on the first time it is visited, but with external CSS a user can cache the document and load the rest of the site ...
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189 views

Preloading web fonts with visibility: hidden; bad for SEO? [duplicate]

I've started using a method to preload the webfonts via hiding them; whilst it works great, I'm not sure if "hiding text" will be viewed as bad for SEO? All I do is something like this: CSS; ...
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2answers
547 views

Responsive design best practice: Duplicate html elements for media querying and SEO impact?

I have a page with, in order of html appearance, a figure tag, headgroup tag, and an article tag. In order to make a page's design responsive using media queries, I need a different order for ...
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2k views

Do CSS class names have any effect on SEO? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is minifying id and class names a bad SEO practice? I have seen some of our competitors using keyword rich CSS class names. As an example, if I were in the pet grooming ...
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4answers
260 views

Flipping text is good for SEO?

My client's name company has a flipped letter on its name, so for example "PEOPLE" the P is flipped, I managed to flip the P with 2 span tags, but now I am thinking to do this for SEO reasons is not ...
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1answer
267 views

Collapsible menu and amount of links in a web page [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Collapsible menu and amount of links in a web page One of my pages contain three levels of a collapsible menu (JS + CSS from mycssmenu.com). There are a dozen first ...
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337 views

Collapsible menu and amount of links in a web page

One of my pages contain three levels of a collapsible menu (JS + CSS from mycssmenu.com). There are a dozen first level items displayed to users, each one with various second level items, and finally ...
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1answer
56 views

Removing URL styles with CSS + SEO

I want to display a grid of images 4x4 with thumbnails and a title above each of them. I want to highlight the thumbnail and title and add a hyperlink to it. This works well in our CMS. I would like ...
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2k views

Alt text vs CSS sprites (SEO vs speed)

I'm reworking our site to reduce HTTP requests and blocking requests by concatenating JS, css, gzipping, loading all JS via LABjs and using CSS sprites for images that were loaded individually via ...
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328 views

Wordpress SEO - should the Logo Banner also be a text link?

Wordpress SEO - should the Logo Banner also be a text link? I noticed that when all CSS is removed, my site doesn't display the Banner (obviously), so I put a text link back to the home with my ...
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2answers
4k views

Best and safest SEO way to hide h1 tags

I want to use images that I created in PS for page titles. Because they will be images they will not be picked up by Google, etc. What is the best practice for hiding the <h1>? I was planning on ...
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3answers
478 views

Best semantic structure & SEO optimised approach for image replacement for badges?

In the past, I extensively used CSS image replacement techniques for SEO purposes and to separate presentation from content. But from my reading of the Google Webmaster guidelines and other ...
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3answers
203 views

Adaptive websites - considered keyword stuffing by Googlebot? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Adaptive websites - considered keyword stuffing by Googlebot? I work on a SEO-dependent content website, and we are in the process of making our site adaptive/responsive ...
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1answer
147 views

Adaptive websites - considered keyword stuffing by Googlebot?

I work on a SEO-dependent content website, and we are in the process of making our site adaptive/responsive. More technically, we are using CSS media queries to apply different CSS styles as the size ...
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6k views

Why should we use tags like p, span, hx tags when we can use CSS instead?

Why should we use tags like p, span, hx tags when we can use CSS instead? Is it important from an SEO point of view?
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1answer
374 views

Can using div with width = 0px affect SEO? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does google always downrank pages with hidden texts Right now I'm working on my new website and I'm really concerned about SEO since the old version of my site(which is ...
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1answer
5k views

How Google reacts on display:none for CSS media query?

According to Google Webmaster guideline "Hidden text" is not acceptable. Which means I do have a dov containing some good amount of title or paragraph with link or images if I make it display:none in ...
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267 views

changing <b> tag style to font-weight normal

I am highlighting key words on my web pages using the <b> tag. I have set all <b> tags to font-weight: normal in my global stylesheet and was wondering if this would be considered a 'black ...
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2k views

Is this inline-block trick involving 'font-size: 0' dangerous for SEO?

A while back, I answered this question on Stack Overflow: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5078239/how-to-remove-the-space-between-inline-block-elements The problem is that elements with display: ...
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2answers
168 views

is it a good seo practice to put relative keywords in a hidden div? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: hidden texts and page rank I was wondering what would happen if we put some (around 25) relative keywords in the page using a hidden div so that the actual user does not ...
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1answer
197 views

Do Search Engines Crawlers Read CSS?

Making something bold makes it more important for search engine ranking and even improves readability for humans. To get the search engine ranking benefit, do we need to use <b> or ...
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5answers
719 views

DIsplay none and SEO [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How bad is it to use display: none in CSS? So i have a nav with tons of stuff and we want to scale back a few of the a tags in the nav but still have them on the page. ...
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2answers
101 views

Major SEO Pitfalls of JavaScript loaded CSS?

Looking to start with a basic.css and have JavaScript load enhanced.css when JavaScript is ebabled. What major negatives will this have for Search Engines indexing and ranking my site?
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4answers
2k views

Are CSS sprites bad for SEO?

Nowadays often what was accomplished with an <img> tag is now done with something like a <div> with a CSS background image set using a CSS 'sprite' and an offset. I was wondering what ...
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4answers
2k views

SEO and browser compatibility differences for headings <H1> though <H9>

We all know the importance and significance of Headings for Professional Webmasters. These were known for professional developers as: <h1>Heading 1</h1>, and H2 through H6. As a daring ...
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Are HTML tables bad for SEO?

A lot of designers discourage the use of tables but I have a layout where I'll use more div structure to achieve something made simple with a table.. Are tables bad for search engines? edit: I will ...
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4answers
286 views

SEO HTML for plain html css website

This isn't really a programming question, but I couldn't think of a place where people can better answer my question then here. I allways had a joomla website, for me it's good, but it's not very ...
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3answers
312 views

What font technique is being used here?

While I was attending this event (http://worldtour.fogcreek.com/) I noticed this page had custom fonts for the Address part in the top left corner (i.e "Fog Creek Software 55 Broadway Fl 55....") When ...
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2answers
674 views

tabs and seo issue

my customers are eager in showing news categorized in tabs and i recently developed it for them. as my experience in web designing display:none is used widely in implementing tabs. and as i know it is ...
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3answers
664 views

How does client side XML+XSLT affect SEO?

I have a site that is built completely in XML and is transformed by a single XSL file. How does this affect SEO? Is it possible to store page-specific metadata? Will robots see the transformed page ...
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4answers
950 views

Using CSS sprites and hidden text - effect on SEO?

I am using CSS sprites for buttons on my website, They are used for stop/play/download etc. If I'm using for example an <i class="preview">preview "track name"</i> play button with the ...
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5answers
12k views

How bad is it to use display: none in CSS?

I've heard many times that it's bad to use display: none for SEO reasons, as it could be an attempt to push in irrelevant popular keywords. A few questions: Is that still received wisdom? Does it ...
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1answer
270 views

What is the correct way to code incoming links for SEO?

Our site is giving out 'badges' to our authors. They can post these on their personal blogs and they will serve as incoming links to our site. We want to give out the best possible code for SEO ...