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Tables and how they affect SE indexing.
From Nicholas on 12 August '98
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
right.

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
follow text.

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.)


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