I often use the format seen at Amazon to structure pages:
a fixed width directory bar down the left side, and a
variable width body using whatever space remains to the
Unfortunately this puts my directory before the body
from a spider's point of view. And my directory text
is rarely as keyword-loaded as my section titles and
Any way to get the spiders to hop over the directory
and right to the body?
I keep H tags out of the directory TD, and put plenty
in the body TD, but I'm not sure that's doing the trick.
(Sure, I could put a loaded paragraph above the table,
but it's not too appealing visually.)