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    do SE spiders see php code?

    do s.e. spiders see php code or do they see the page the way the source looks after its parsed?

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    From the Search Engine Optimization FAQ:

    What happens if I use includes for my pages? Will the search engines see them?

    The search engines don't care about what server side technology you use. All they see is the (x)HTML your server side code generates. To see what they see simply load your page in your favorite web browser and then view the source. What you see is exactly what they see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stymiee

    OOPS! sorry...

    thanks!
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    They only care about text and links. Look at your pages with a browser such as lynx to find out how spiders see your page.

    Link to lynx http://lynx.browser.org/

    Spiders do have to traverse through all your html so the less code and more textual content the better. It's why using complete css layouts is good for seo. It seperates the design from your content.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 26global
    Spiders do have to traverse through all your html so the less code and more textual content the better. It's why using complete css layouts is good for seo. It seperates the design from your content.
    Spiders are programs. They don't get tired; they read all the data in the page. I don't believe that code:content ratio matters to search engines. I've yet to see evidence that shows it does.


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