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Is Modal Windows Seo Safe?


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#1 dominicsp

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 03:35 PM

Hi All,

My companys ranks high in SERPS for some of the keywords related to my products. Now my company is launcing a new service and wants to display a modal window in the homepage which will occupy the full page for a few secs and then dissappear.

Is this safe and will it have any impact on my prior SEO efforts

the script my techies are using

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<script type="text/javascript">
var agreewin=dhtmlmodal.open("agreebox", "iframe", "Splash-quickstart.html", "", "width=860px,height=447px,center=1,resize=0,scrolling=0", "recal")
window.setTimeout("dhtmlmodal.close(agreebox,true);",8000);
</script>


Let me know your thoughts

Regards
Dominic

#2 1dmf

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 04:55 AM

It's JS so unlikely to even be triggered by the spider.

It also isn't modal, as no user intervention is required to close the window.

http://en.wikipedia....ki/Modal_window

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Posted 30 October 2009 - 12:17 PM

it will have no seo impat has the javascript link wont be spired by search engine bots. if you the contents of the window to be indexed you need to create a regular anchor link to it somewhere like in the sitemap..




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