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    The knight who said ni! RockyShark's Avatar
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    Table-less Layouts and SEO

    Not sure whether this thread belongs here or under SEO - but here goes anyway:

    I know in theory that a table-less design should imporove search engine rankings - but does anyone have solid before and after figures? Anyone switched a site from tables to pure css and seen a solid benefit in terms of rankings or visitors?

    I'm thinking that if there are experiences available that people are willing to share that might be a useful resource in getting existing clients to consider redeveloping their existing sites along these lines.

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    I don't have any numbers before and after, but my tableless xhtml/css designed site hit #6 in Google ranking for one of the search terms (modern webdesign) while still in testing phase. After release it hit #1 in about a month.

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    http://alistapart.com/stories/seo/ is a good start; not really about success stories, but how to help use XHTML for SEO purposes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yngwin
    I don't have any numbers before and after, but my tableless xhtml/css designed site hit #6 in Google ranking for one of the search terms (modern webdesign) while still in testing phase. After release it hit #1 in about a month.
    Thanks yngwin, that's the sort of thing I'm looking for. Anyone got something that involved a previous "tabled" layout?

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    read this thread

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    The knight who said ni! RockyShark's Avatar
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    Ah, okay. Thanks for the link Golgotha.

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    Yngwin, Your site is cool. Do you plan to publish the content in English?
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    Thanks! I am testing WordPress now and adapting its template for a new English language blog which will have at least some of the content translated from my Dutch blog, as well as original writings. Keep an eye on http://www.stijlstek.nl/codematters/


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