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are scroll/drop down menus are they good or bad...

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Marcink99, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. Marcink99

    Marcink99 Power Member

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    Not sure If I should remove them from my site. It seems they may be diluting ling juice to the pages I want to rank whats your take on it?

    Pros,
    Better user experience

    cons,
    link dilution
    maybe harder to link certain pages?

    Your take?
     
  2. Endire

    Endire Elite Member Premium Member

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    Marcink99,

    Why do you think a drop down menu is diluting the authority passed within your site? If it is because of the format, Googlebot and other user agents used to crawl web pages actually strip away any styling like that. They don?t see the site the same way that a person does. In the eyes of a bot, a link is a link and it will crawl it.

    The only thing that would hurt your internal link structure is if you had your links built in a different way such as with Javascript (which Google does not recommend).

    This free tool allows you to see your website as Googlebot does,

    http://www.smart-it-consulting.com/internet/google/googlebot-spoofer/

    Here is an informative post on link sculpting from Matt Cutts,

    http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/pagerank-sculpting/

    It really shouldn?t make a difference if you have drop down menus or just a link in the text of a page.

    Hope that clears any confusion up for you,

    Shawn
     
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  3. Marcink99

    Marcink99 Power Member

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    Thank you for a very informative post. My consern is more of linking too much out of home page. Iam linking to a lot of inner pages that I do not care to rank for as of now.