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Html Pop Up Pages - Will They Show Up In The Serps

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#1 Say Yebo

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 05:55 PM

My law client wants to have his "Areas of Practice" pages come up in pop-up html pages.

I've heard html pop-up pages can be indexed just like regular html pages. Yet other pop-ups on his site have not been indexed (it could be because they are pretty new)

But isn't this just a bad idea for SEO generally?


PS For some reason, my Google pop-up blocker does not block his pop-ups - so they don't seem to be adversely effected by blockers.

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 08:54 AM

If your pop ups are created with search friendly CSS and your pop up windows have navigation back to other areas of the website, it could be acceptable.

Don't really get why they'd want pop ups though...blech...

Also, they could be blocked by some browsers.

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 09:11 AM

On the popup blocker issue, it's entirely possible that sometime you've instructed the popup blocker to allow popups from the domain because you needed to be able to see them. If you have you won't see the warning anymore. But users who haven't already given the site the ability to generate popups wouldn't see them at all.

It's something you have to be a bit careful with. As developers we often instruct our browsers to do something during site creation and development that is different from normal users.

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 10:34 AM

Follow the instructions here for coding the pop up windows: the perfect pop up

Accessible, works even with pop up blockers enabled, and SE-friendly. thumbup1.gif

--Torka mf_prop.gif

#5 Say Yebo

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 04:04 PM

Thanks Torka.

Jill: The reason they wanted pop-ups is because their developer 'charges less for them'. Yes.. I know :-( And not only are they NOT CSS, they lack the HTML navigation too.

I'm going to have to gird my loins and prepare to talk them out of this pop-up fixation.

Thanks All!

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