SitePoint Sponsor

User Tag List

Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    SitePoint Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Posts
    20
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    would placing the content before navigation in my site help my rankings?

    My site is www.hairchick.com.

    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.

  2. #2
    SitePoint Wizard bronze trophy hooperman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Manchester, UK
    Posts
    4,301
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan Scrivener View Post
    would placing the content before navigation in my site help my rankings?
    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.

    A far as general SEO advice goes, have you read the SEO FAQ?

  3. #3
    He's No Good To Me Dead silver trophybronze trophy stymiee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Slave I
    Posts
    23,426
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    It doesn't make a difference. Make sure your navigation can be found as that is just as important as your content.

  4. #4
    SitePoint Addict
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    371
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.

  5. #5
    SitePoint Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    4
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    good navigation is one of the factors but not actually to base in terms of SERPs.

  6. #6
    SitePoint Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    72
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.
    Los Angeles Tips and Suggestions InvisibleLA.com
    UrWar - It's your War!
    Nicole Richie

  7. #7
    SitePoint Zealot allstar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    in my box.
    Posts
    125
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    the supplemental index
    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.


Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •