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


From: Chris Heilmann
Date: Sep 28, 2011 2:33AM

> I can't say too much about this, but the fact is that SEO works on the
> basis of meta description. So far "Skip navigation" is concerned it is
> simple coding which facilitate user to jump to specific content. It is
> only a method of linking two different content of same page. In my
> opinion it is not right to say this coding puts negative effect in
> site ranking.
Wow, search engines gave up on caring about meta elements other than the
title a long time ago - that is a very outdated idea. The description is
still shown in the search result page and I guess this is where the
gripe of the professor comes from.

Skip links (unless you create dozens of them which doesn't make any
sense) do not affect SEO. Also, if you use CSS to position your menu and
have your content first in the document then they become much less needed.