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Using '#' and SEO

Thread began 4/26/2010 2:16 pm by Alan Winthrop | Last modified 10/09/2010 4:26 am by jerlinclancy09416204 | 855 views | 6 replies |

Alan Winthrop

Using '#' and SEO

Hello Jimmy Wu,

I note with interest your posting about using "#", which I would like to adopt for my menu.


Originally Said By: Jimmy Wu
  If you leave the link as "#", clicking on the menu item wouldn't link anywhere. On mouseover, the menu would still have the hover state be highlighted.  



My question is, will the search engines manage to locate files that appear as destination drop down menu items if I have used "#" as a menu item before the final destination files?

Thank you for any assitance.
With best regards
Alan

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Jimmy Wu

The # is only for when you don't want that particular menu item to not link to anywhere. The other menu items that have links will go to other pages will be crawled by search engines without any problems. If that's not what you were asking, could you please clarify?

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Alan Winthrop

Hello Jimmy Wu,

Many thanks for your reply.
Sorry if I did not explain the question completely clearly.

Here is another way of explaining

Part of my menu consist of 6 boxes.
Horizontal box 1, 2, 3 which access destination drop down boxes 4, 5, 6.

I wish to travel 1 to 3 and then on to destination boxes, 4, 5, 6.

1, 3 and 4,5,6 all have live links.

I do not want 2 to link elsewhere, just to simply have a hover state
I have used "#" for 2

It works when viewed in IE browser, and reveals as file2.html#

My concern is will this be SEO for bot searching the route file1 to file2# onto
3 and destination boxes.

Will they simply 'pass through' to 3 as a web user would do.

Hope this helps.
Many thaks
Alan

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Jimmy Wu

Yes, it will not link go to file2.html#, since it is not an actual link. Using the # symbol shouldn't cause any SEO problems for you.

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Alan Winthrop

many thanks

Hello Jimmy Wu,

Many thanks for the confirmation and help resolving this question so quickly.

With best regards
Alan

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Jimmy Wu

No problem. If you run into any additional issues or have additional questions feel free to open a new thread.

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jerlinclancy09416204

Really a useful information !!!!!!


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