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How are "text areas" treated by Google & other search engines?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by lablinks, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. lablinks

    lablinks Senior Member

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    If I place an article inside of a text area, does it have the same weight as if I put the same article on the page?
     
  2. chockomonkey

    chockomonkey Regular Member

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    i posted false information, fixed below.
     
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    no it wont matter google can read via text area also and give you same rank as the normal articles !
     
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  4. lablinks

    lablinks Senior Member

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    I wonder what happens if I put a html page inside of the textarea, which will have it's body, p etc, would it still consider it as a part of text area or maybe won't even index that part at all :confused:
     
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    chockomonkey Regular Member

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    oh man i don't know, i'm no pro at HTML...

    what are you trying to accomplish with this? Maybe some more insight could be provided with more information about your goals.
     
  6. lablinks

    lablinks Senior Member

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    There are many articles on this page & I'm planning to add another one, about 33 pages long. I need to have them all on the same page(or treated so by search engines), but yet not have a mess & it has to be easily browsable.
     
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    chockomonkey Regular Member

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    That makes perfect sense... so i did a little research into the <textarea> tag, and i don't see any reason why you couldn't use it outside of a form.

    Furthermore, i was incorrect when i posted above. I looked at the latest information from ipopbb, seen below, and you'll notice that textarea has been valued recently.

    Code:
    1	u + 5		title
    2	u + 11		samp
    3	u + 7		cite
    4	u + 4		pre
    5	      		textarea
    6	d - 2		table > caption
    7	u + 21		bdo
    8	u + 1		sub
    9	u + 28		abbr
    10	d - 3		h3
    11	d - 9		dl > dt > dd
    12	d - 11		linking to relevant pages
    13	new   		code
    14	u + 3		table > tr > td
    15	u + 24		dl > dt
    16	d - 4		s
    17	d - 14		body
    18	      		del
    19	u + 14		strike
    
    So, i'd say go for it!
     
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