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Use of <div> affect SEO?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by ``Yousef, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. ``Yousef

    ``Yousef Power Member

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    I can't see why it would but I want to be sure, hence I'm asking. Does use of <div> tags have an affect on SEO. I threw up a site in Photoshop, exported to ImageReady, sliced then exported into Dreamweaver.

    Of course all of the text has been changed from images to actual text in <p> and <h1/h2> tags in order to preserve their SEO relevance.

    Any takers for the question or opinions :)?

    Oh and before I forget, Happy New Year BHW! Have a prosperous year, let's get cracking making money.
     
  2. heedcase

    heedcase Registered Member

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    nope.. divs are preferred to using tables. I found the serps seem to class to text higher on the page as more relevant and if you use tables you end up with tons of <td> and <tr> tags in the text behind the page. I found by changing my sites to use divs instead made them rank better :)
     
  3. ``Yousef

    ``Yousef Power Member

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    Hmm, it's just the majority of my <div> tags contain purely images as cut up from the original slice out of the template.
     
  4. PixelBaker

    PixelBaker Newbie

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    If you use photoshop to export web page, it's crappy, full of wasteful divs.
    div itself won't affect. But too much blank divs matter, it will also slower your page loading speed.
    Try not to slice heavy if you don't know how to code html by hand. Use big image and less blank div.
     
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    shapsp Power Member

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    for images. make sure you use alt tab.

    example:
    <div><img src="{{image url='banner.gif'}}" style="margin-left:0px;" alt="Buy Pampers Online" />

    :p
     
  6. sm00th

    sm00th Junior Member

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    <div> tags makes css websites....

    in other words they make the world go round
     
  7. ``Yousef

    ``Yousef Power Member

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    Yeah, I think I get what you're all saying. You mean slice up as big images so there's far less divs, as little blank div's as possible and use the ALT tags to bring relevance to my site :). Thanks all.