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#1 shakin318

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 10:59 AM

I'm adding new pages/new original content to an existing site, and the site's existing horizontal navigation really doesn't have the flexibility to include any more "top level" navigation items. I'm going to use css/html (not javascript) to create drop-down menus for my main navigation.

Are there any issues with drop-down menus on one's main navigation that I should be aware of when it comes to SEO?

Thanks in advance for your reply.



#2 Jill

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 11:44 AM

Typically no, there are no issues for SEO with CSS menus.

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 09:31 PM

I happen to love dropdown CSS menus. I use them on just about every website I build.

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 10:07 PM

Realized tonight that my site was built using a Spry menubar (while this is not the first time I've changed list items on my navbar, it is the first time I've looked into adding dropdowns...the Spry info was there in my code all along, now I guess I know what it is embarrassed.gif)

So I guess I'll have to alter my question: Does using a spry menubar (which includes javascript) have negative consequences as far as SEO?



EDIT: Regardless of SEO implications, have determined that using a spry menubar for dropdowns probably isn't a good idea due to many people having javascript turned off in their browsers, which would render my dropdowns invisible. The on the job learning continues...

Edited by shakin318, 07 March 2011 - 10:28 PM.


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Posted 08 March 2011 - 08:08 PM

Do the links in your menu show up in your source code? If so, you're probably okay.

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 02:38 PM

I've always been suspicious of Spry and Spiders. Looking at the coding that Spry produces, I would rather not rely on Spiders finding their way through it so I don't use it at all.




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