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accessibility and Search Engine Optimization


From: Jennifer Sutton
Date: Nov 12, 2005 9:40AM


To follow on from Carol's suggestion that Web accessibility coding improves
Search Engine Optimization . . .

This MAY be true, but whether or not it WILL be true is a matter of what
one knows about implementing SEO strategies, coupled with Web accessibility
best practices.

Many on the list are far more expert than I am with respect to this matter,
so I would draw your attention to this A List Apart article (see link
pasted below my name).

Perhaps you may either find it helpful, or you may have comments that may
augment/clarify ideas that are mentioned in it.


High Accessibility Is Effective Search Engine Optimization
Andy Hagans
"I have been a search engine optimizer for several years, but only recently
become infatuated with web accessibility. After reading for weeks until my
eyes became sore, and painstakingly editing my personal website to comply
with most W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, I have come to a
startling revelation: high accessibility overlaps heavily with
effective white hat SEO."

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