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JQuery Drop Downs...SEO friendly?

Discussion in 'Web Design' started by honeyandthemoon, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. honeyandthemoon

    honeyandthemoon Regular Member

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    Hi guys

    It might be a stupid question but SEO drop down items, such as if there's a question that can then be clicked, eg:

    How do I do this?

    *click the title*

    Information appears.

    I figure that because the text is still all in the code that the bots read, this will still be acceptable text from an SEO perspective, but I'd just like to get some opinions to confirm this. I have a problem website right now that has pages that are incredibly long but are doing fantastically in search engines and wouldn't like to lose that while tidying the whole thing up.

    Opinions appreciated and thanked :D

    Cheers.
     
  2. honeyandthemoon

    honeyandthemoon Regular Member

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    Anyone?
     
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    i would assume so, so long as its in the main html body. when i use jquery stuff for content, its usually in a div in the html code. that, i assume is SEO friendly
     
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  4. lineguy

    lineguy Registered Member

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    Ardley is correct.

    But don't try to hide 1000 words in a 1 pixel tall menu or something. Google doesn't like that :)
     
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    Autumn Elite Member

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    Jquery is indeed SEO friendly these days and is an excellent way to hide content. Just leave the controls to show / hide the content somewhere on the page (obscured, of course).
     
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  6. honeyandthemoon

    honeyandthemoon Regular Member

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    Thanks guys, that's the confirmation I needed. I'll give it a try :)

    I never planned on hiding anything out of plain site (one of my competitor's sites does this, as you say in a 1 pixel hidden box with white text on a white background, and I don't agree with it).

    Thanks given guys, appreciate it :)