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    I developed a site once, which had a nav bar at the top of each page. Whenever I got the search engine (searchbutton.com) which spiders my site, to spider it, it always indexes the text nav bar which I have (i.e. it always indexes the nav bar text: about us, clients, product, and then it finally indexes the actual text that is the content of page now comes in here)

    How do I tell the engine just to index a certain bit of the page? (just one table) or something like that?

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    You can do this, but I am not sure about searchbutton.com (I have never used it). There is no answer to all the search engines because each service is different.

    However, I know you can do this in FreeFind (http://www.freefind.com) Using special tags, you can tell the engine what not to index (in this case, it would be the nav bar text).

    Your code would look something like:

    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">code/font><HR><pre>
    &lt;!-- FreeFind Begin No Index --&gt; About Us | Clients | Product &lt;!-- FreeFind End No Index --&gt;
    [/code]

    of course, there would be &lt;a&gt; tags around the text, but that's the general idea.

    Hope that helps!

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    Make sure you have META description and keyword tags. If not then there are a wealth of excellent articles written by Sitepoint (most from the WR days) about search engine positioning, and even more on using and optimizing your meta tags.


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