would placing the content before navigation in my site help my rankings?
My site is
It ranks OK on a couple of low demand keywords, but is generally performing pretty terribly. Most if not all of my pages are in the supplemental index.
I'd really like to see the site do a lot better .... any tips from the community would be much appreciated.
Opinion (and that's all you can hope to get) is divided on this. Some people think that doing this does help ranking and some people think it doesn't. Personally I don't think it makes a difference.
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A far as general SEO advice goes, have you read the SEO FAQ?
It doesn't make a difference. Make sure your navigation can be found as that is just as important as your content.
I don't think it makes one bit of difference, keep your site html/xhtml well structured and preferaby validated, and search engines will find the content no matter where it is.
good navigation is one of the factors but not actually to base in terms of SERPs.
If the nav bar is keyword rich than it wouldn't make a difference. But I prefer to have the content before the navigation when the menu is made up of general pages like home, about us, contact etc.
You do not have a chance in hell for ranking for some terms. The supplemental index is not the main index and generally means that those pages are duplicate content. Supplemental index can last a long time. I suggest you copyscape rewrite the articles to be unique. Further more the amount of keywords you use on the page can be considered to be keyword stuffing.