Rad Tool tip & SEO

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  1. bagga
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    Oct 2006

    Posted 15 Jun 2010 Link to this post

    Hello,
    We are implementing a web page where we use repeaters to list items. Since the description is too big we decided to go with the radtooltip to populate the description on mouse hover of a label control. Still we would like this page to be search engine optimized. Since much of the content is in the description and since it is going to be on the radtooltip we have the following questions.

    Would the content inside Radtooltip is Search Engine Optimized (SEO)? 
    Will the google crawlers/spiders able to index the web page based on the content inside a radtooltip?

    Appreciate if anyone could provide with some answers.

    Thanks.
  2. Svetlina Anati
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    Posted 17 Jun 2010 Link to this post

    Hi bagga,

    As you probably know, search engines do not read dynamic on demand fetched content but the static source of the page. That is why the answer to your question depends on the scenario of tooltipifying you have used:

    - if you are loading the content on demand (by using AJAX or WebService) the initial source will not contain the tooltips' content and it will not be read by the search engine. More general information about SEO and AJAX is available on the net, e.g below:

    http://www.seroundtable.com/archives/012451.html

    - if you have separate RadToolTips with static content hard coded into it, they will be rendered initially on your page but with display:none. How the search engine will accept this depends on itself and on the content the tooltip contains but in most cases this does not cause problem. More about display:none and SEO is available on the net, e.g  below:

    http://searchengineland.com/is-hiding-content-with-display-none-legitimate-seo-13643
    http://www.vanseodesign.com/css/visibility-vs-display/
    http://www.webmasterworld.com/sem_seo_research/3201853.htm

    Another option is to use a link which opens a RadWindow with an external page loaded with the desired content - this will solve the space problem and will add links between different pages in your application.


    Kind regards,
    Svetlina
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