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Do the search engines like if you use a mix of coding in your site?

Discussion in 'General Programming Chat' started by CountDeMonet, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. CountDeMonet

    CountDeMonet Newbie

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    This is kind of a hybrid question for SEO and scripting...

    But I'm curious?

    Does google like a variety of languages used in your sites code. Or do they like it simple?

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    use of minimum programming language because Search engines like Yahoo and Google cannot read images but they can ready image tags. They can't watch a movie. Search engines can now read and index some text that appears inside of Flash, but it is a rather grey area in terms of how it effects your site for the better.
     
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    you mean programming languages? or speaking languages?
     
  4. CountDeMonet

    CountDeMonet Newbie

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    lol, sorry. Programming languages.

    Is diversity better or should I keep it simple?
     
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    Its not going to affect your rankings.

    You can just use HTML and you can dominate.

    Sometimes other languages like JAVA, PHP, Flash have a tendency to hide what is important for search engines like content.

    Use whatever programming you want but for straight SEO html is all you need. peace.
     
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    While I've yet to see/hear proof of it affecting rankings, I wouldn't count on this. Google has had the technology to interpret images for over a year now and I'm sure they've at least thought about putting it to use.
     
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    As far as different programming languages:

    This is just an observation (and correlation != causation) but I've noticed that many of the top ranking sites still use .html extensions on their pages. Maybe google interprets these sites as being less likely to abuse SEO? When I think of legitimate sites that still use .html extensions, I think of sites designed many years ago.

    I've also noticed that many of the same sites use deprecated tags like <font>, <center>, etc. You decide what to make of it...
     
  8. chaseclicks

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    Search engines usually focus on the content, as that's what they're trying to help the user find. Also, I've found many times that a hand-made website out ranks wordpress websites I've done in their respective niches. So, to answer your question, no back-end progamming won't make much of a difference, but semantically correct html and sparse code on a content heavy page does help from my experience.

    Maybe there's a trust factor there as the SE's think there's less likelihood you could gaming their system in anyway as shadowedsniper suggested.
     
  9. CountDeMonet

    CountDeMonet Newbie

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    Hmmm.... That saying "correlation = causation" is so familiar.

    But what you're saying are the "classic" sites; the sites that have less confusing and more easily understandable code are more likely to get ranked higher?
     
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    That makes sense. lol.
    So I guess you could say (and this is just a theory) that if I were to write keyword related java scripts functions and such. That they may help in my rank?

    Or does Google and other SE's not care to even look at other code aside from meta tags, title and description?

    feel free to shut me down and correct me, but I'm just looking for some possible answers or input here.

    Thanks
     
  11. bs7280

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    All the programming language does is spit out HTML and plain text. Google has no idea what programming language you are using. Only thing that google can't read is images, video, some flash, and some JavaScript
     
  12. shadowedsniper

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    No, I'm saying that Google may interpret sites that use tradition HTML markup as being less of a threat (therefore increasing trustrank). Theoretically, valid XHTML would be the "most easily understandable" code, but what I'm talking about is sites that use HTML 4.01. For every use of a deprecated tag, your browser has to take extra measures to ensure your site is displayed correctly.

    Remember: Correlation DOES NOT always equal causation and there could be other reasons why sites like this rank higher. Just an observation I've had over the last few years.
     
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  13. xenon2010

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    nope it doesn't matter.. but I suggest you never use flash, silverlight stuffs in your website as not all of the search engines can extract the text inside these files..
     
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    +1

    The only way a SE can guess what language you're learning is to look at the file extension. Is it ".php"? Then it's probalby a page generated using the PHP language. But you can even mask that with a small amount of effort. Many CMS and frameworks do this for you, so your URLs don't have file extensions at all and no one can tell what programming language is behind your site. That's probably the best way to go for IM, because, as I understand it, those keyword-rich file names without file extensions and GET variables are what you want for your pages.

    Depending on how you put your site together, there may be some other subtle clues in your pages, but that stuff can always be cleaned up and removed.