Re: Spider SearchesFrom 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.