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Site preview in Google makes my site look all f*cked. Help?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by artizhay, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. artizhay

    artizhay BANNED BANNED

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    I'm sure you've all seen the magnifying glass in Google that allows you to preview a site before visiting it. I'm assuming this is how Google views your layout, and mine looks all sorts of screwed up for some reason.

    It's just a very simple layout, HTML 5 that uses DIVs. If it were a table, this is the general 3-row layout, to give you an idea:
    -row 1: logo banner, so only 1 column
    -row 2: navigation, so multiple columns
    -row 3: content, with 2 columns and an image using a right float

    Now, I have other sites that have much more complex layouts and are also set to use HTML 5, so I don't think that's the issue. The site even verifies completely fine, both HTML and CSS.

    I'm concerned because I don't know how it affects SERPs to have a layout that Google treats as fucked to pieces when in actuality, it loads perfectly fine. Plus this will affect clickthrough if a user is sophisticated enough to preview my site before visiting.

    Would anybody be willing to glance at my source code to see if they notice any potential issues? Please PM me if you can help; not posting my site here for obvious reasons...
     
  2. no4h~

    no4h~ Regular Member

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    Can coding errors affect how a page is indexed? - Matt Cutts - http://youtu.be/moDRehiE2ME

    I mean, if the only thing you're concerned about is rank decreases due to your site preview being broken, you're fine.
     
  3. artizhay

    artizhay BANNED BANNED

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    Thanks. Fixed this a while back.
     
  4. BreakAllTheClocks

    BreakAllTheClocks Regular Member

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    If anyone else experiences this issue I recommend you check out Adobe BrowserLab:

    https://browserlab.adobe.com/en-us/index.html

    It is currently free and it will give you am image of how your site is being rendered in all of the major browsers.
     
  5. Paragone23

    Paragone23 Registered Member

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    isnt there a way to disable the image preview?
     
  6. MOB123

    MOB123 Junior Member

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    Yes you can manage this in your webmaster tools