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Tables and SEO

September 20, 2006
Hi Jill,

I have been a regular reader of your newsletter for some time.  I hope you
have time to give me your thoughts on the following comment that I received
from a website designer:

"Tables add unnecessary code to the page, which makes it load slower than it
has to, and it makes it harder for search engine spiders to read."

Thanks,

Roger

++Jill's Response++

Hi Roger,

That's the most ridiculous thing I've read today!

Tables have never been, and will never be a problem for search engines.

We actually have a long forum thread on "The Impact of Tables on SEO."

Best,

Jill