How do I hide text?

Discussion in 'HTML' started by johnsonholding@yahoo.com, Mar 1, 2006.

  1. Guest

    I need to include some text is an all-graphic website for the search
    bots. I have two sites, one is all text and ranks high on google, the
    other is graphics and little text and I cannot find my site anywhere,
    the only difference in the sites is that the one that is one google has
    loads and loads of text, the other, very little text. So how do I hide
    some text and info so that the search engine-bots find it?
     
    , Mar 1, 2006
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  2. In article <>,
    "" <> wrote:

    > I need to include some text is an all-graphic website for the search
    > bots. I have two sites, one is all text and ranks high on google, the
    > other is graphics and little text and I cannot find my site anywhere,
    > the only difference in the sites is that the one that is one google has
    > loads and loads of text, the other, very little text. So how do I hide
    > some text and info so that the search engine-bots find it?


    Use Lynx to see what search engines see. You may be horrified at what's
    presented on your graphics rich site. Then redesign it. Don't attempt to
    hide text.

    leo

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    Leonard Blaisdell, Mar 1, 2006
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  3. Guest

    I don't have the ability to do that, use Lynx, so I am trying another
    route - and I don't want to redesign it because quite frankly I am not
    very good at it.
     
    , Mar 1, 2006
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  4. wrote:
    > I don't have the ability to do that, use Lynx, so I am trying another
    > route - and I don't want to redesign it because quite frankly I am not
    > very good at it.
    >


    Many techniques to "hide" text on pages are penalized by many search
    engines, redesign is your best option. Start practicing.

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    Jonathan
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    Jonathan N. Little, Mar 1, 2006
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  5. In article <>,
    "" <> wrote:

    > I don't have the ability to do that, use Lynx, so I am trying another
    > route - and I don't want to redesign it because quite frankly I am not
    > very good at it.


    I know you're responding to me [leo] although nobody else in the
    newsgroup might. It would benefit you in further querys to read the
    links below, because you are not in google, and google doesn't answer
    anybody's questions. You're on Usenet.
    <http://www.safalra.com/special/googlegroupsreply/>
    <http://blinkynet.net/comp/uip5.html>
    <http://cfaj.freeshell.org/google/>
    You should have the ability to use Lynx. It is available for every
    platform I'm aware of. But lets say you don't.
    As you posted in your first message, your text site ranks well and your
    graphics site doesn't show up. That's because good search engines
    discount graphics and love text. Do you make use of the alt attribute
    for the img element? <img src="pathtoimage" alt="What to do on South
    Georgia Island with penguins" width="whatever" height="whatever"> will
    at least give "What to do on South Georgia Island with penguins" as
    something for search engines to see. The alt attribute is a poor
    substitute for well written coherent text on your site but excellent as
    a description for graphics.
    By the way, did you supply a URL. That'll help others to join in.

    leo

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    Leonard Blaisdell, Mar 1, 2006
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  6. Jim Higson Guest

    wrote:

    > I don't have the ability to do that, use Lynx, so I am trying another
    > route - and I don't want to redesign it because quite frankly I am not
    > very good at it.


    Lynx is pretty easy to use.

    However, if you really can't, Opera has an "emulate text browser" mode.

    Some people use a technique called FIR to use CSS to replace text in the
    HTML with images, but I've always thought it's a bit naff myself.

    The simplest way to give the search engine an idea of what's on the page
    would be good alt texts. Depends on the nature of the site though, care to
    post a link?

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    Jim
     
    Jim Higson, Mar 1, 2006
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  7. dorayme Guest

    In article
    <-sjc.supernews.net>,
    Leonard Blaisdell <> wrote:

    > You should have the ability to use Lynx. It is available for every
    > platform I'm aware of. But lets say you don't.


    OP can use http://www.delorie.com/web/lynxview.html to get a
    look. To use this service, you need to put any file (can be quite
    empty) called delorie.htm on the server (top level of the website
    works). This is a security step that limits the view to genuine
    website developers or other website insiders...

    It is an eye opener to see one's websites in Lynx - informative
    check on "accessibility".

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    dorayme
     
    dorayme, Mar 1, 2006
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