I have a product box that is encapsulated in a hyperlink so that the entire box is clickable. Within this box I have text about the product (e.g. product name, price, etc). However, as the text is within the link box, it is not selectable by hand. Do crawlers see this text when they view the site, or should it be outside of the main link? I'm looking to optimize the SEO.
Previously we had a separate hyperlink for the image and the product name, but in order to reduce the number of links on the page we encapsulated everything in a single link. An example of the new form is below:
<a href="http://www.example.com/prod/1 target="_blank"> <div id="prod1"> <img src="http://www.example.com/images/prod/1" alt="Prod1"/> <h1>The product title<h1> <h2>$10.00</h2> </div> </a>