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Re: Neative effects on SEO from placing "Skip to content" links on top of a page


From: subhash chhetri
Date: Sep 28, 2011 1:48AM

On 9/28/11, Birkir R. Gunnarsson < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Yea wise people
> I gave a 90 innue presentation on accessibility yesterday, with some
> success I believe. It was very entertaining and, I hope, enligtening,
> as 200 students were in the audience.
> Afterwards I had a talk with the professor, who is doing web
> development himself.
> He said he has issues with putting "Skip to content" links on top of
> his pages, as he had heard it will negatively affect the ranking of
> the page in SEO, since the SEO will see that as the first element of
> said page.
> I have read the ecellent blog post on accessibility and SEO on the
> WebAIM blog, but nothing is mentioned about it there.
> Is there a witty reort I can provide to this, or is there some truth to it?
> Thank you
> -B