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Same HTML structure bad for seo?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by ThatGuyLovesMoney, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. ThatGuyLovesMoney

    ThatGuyLovesMoney Newbie

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    Hey guys,

    I justed started to build a seo template and I am asking myself whether I can use it more than once, like (to be crazy) hundreds / thousands times, without getting a negative seo "score"? Btw it's done with bootstrap...

    Best regards,
    Flip
     
  2. sin_tzu

    sin_tzu Junior Member

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    Not sure if I understand what you mean. You got an example of what type of structure you're talking about? URL structure?

    If you're talking about the actual HTML within the source code, then no there shouldn't be any problem as long as the content on the page, contained within the <body></body> tags is reasonably unique. Main issue you would want to avoid is a duplicate content penalty, so look out for that. If you're content is unique, you'll be alright in my opinion.
     
  3. ThatGuyLovesMoney

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    Like I have X different pages, always different content and different pictures. But the same html structure, same resources etc... Do you understand what I mean?
    Code:
    <html>
        <head>
            always the same resources, same name, same size
        </head>
        <body>
            <div class="nav">
                <li>
                    Item1
                </li>
                <li>
                    Item2
                </li>
                ....
            </div>
            <div class="content">
                Lorem ips..
            </div>
        </body>
    </html>
    
     
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  4. natmicon

    natmicon Newbie

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    Don't worry about it. The important thing is to have semantic HTML that Google can easily parse. As long as your actual content is unique, it's fine to have the HTML structure the same. Thousands of websites on the internet that rank well share the same structure. All of my sites are based off my own custom HTML template and rank fine.
     
  5. sin_tzu

    sin_tzu Junior Member

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    Yeah thats perfectly fine.
     
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    Scripteen Elite Member

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    There are tons of websites ranking #1 with free themes where thousands of other domains are using the same theme so there should be no issues.
     
  7. ThatGuyLovesMoney

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    Okay that sounds cool. Otherwise Id have some problems. Thanks for your time guys ;)
     
  8. proson

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    What do you mean by SEO templates???? Do you mean SE optimized web templates?

    For web structure, a good indicator will be page speed loading. The faster your page loads, the better.
    Meaning minimize the use of javascript, flash movie, frame or iframe etc.
     
  9. chungy90

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    There isn't really an SEO HTML Template.

    Best you can do is have is as native as possible to the HTML and not over using the Javascript since spider can't read it.

    Have unique content and try to give proper name to those DIV. This help for the crawler and gives and idea.

    Chungy
     
  10. This Web Guy

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    HTML5 (W3C Validated) is SEO friendly code ^^ since you can use <article> tags etc which help Google segment your content.

    Using the same template is fine, you should get any penalty but of course the content needs to be unique. There are tons of WordPress websites using a theme the same as 1000's of other people and they rank perfectly well.