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Re: Spider Searches
From Max on 19 May '98
adding to Spider Searches posted by Steve Haines

>>I have a site that is all gif files, no html text. Does this mean that
>>automatic spiders that attempt to "read" the site will find nothing
>>there and reject it for inclusion in the search database?
It certainly won't do as well in the rankings as a site with REAL text, and good keywords and a description in the
META tags. Some high-graphics sites rank very highly - if what they are offering is graphics. If you are trying to
sell tires or potato chips, rethink your design.


>>Would it be
>>better to add invisible (white) html text
No - for one they frown on hidden text, and for two, it's only hidden
if the visitor is accepting your color schemes. I use a browser that
uses MY color schemes, and I see all those hidden things.


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