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    Moving the menu HTML code lower will improve SE ranking?

    Hi,

    Is it true that i can improve my site's chances of ranking higher in the SEs if I move my web page's "menu html" to a lower part of the page?

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    Vincent

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    It helps a bit to put the page content higher up in the page code rather than after a few hundred lines of javascript and other non-content items in your code.

    Proper use of divs and css are the best way to accomplish this while leaving your page looking exactly the same as it did before.

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    Let's say I have the following code:

    Code:
     
     <div id="menu"></div>
     
     <div id="content"></div>
    How do I make it like:

    Code:
      
     <div id="content"></div>
      
      <div id="menu"></div>

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    With CSS, in a variety of ways. You could use float: left; or float: right; on the content div. You could also absolutely position the menu div (position: absolute; left: X; top: Y.

    Do some searches on tableless or CSS design. There are some good tutorials here on Sitepoint, and all over the Web.

    I wouldn't say that the difference this will make to SEO is particularly large, though. Depending on the sizes of your pages, there might not be any difference.
    Colin Temple [twitter: @cailean]
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    look at amazon product pages. they rank very highly and their content is burried at the bottom. i'd say its not worth the trouble for the very very little benefit you may or may not get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackdog
    look at amazon product pages. they rank very highly and their content is burried at the bottom. i'd say its not worth the trouble for the very very little benefit you may or may not get.
    I agree. If there is a boost from this it is so minor that I can't imagine it being worth that much effort.

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    I tried using float: left / right but it ended up messing up the layout... It has to be on top of the content not left or right. That's the challenge...


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