This is a migrated thread and some comments may be shown as answers.

Rad Tool tip & SEO

1 Answer 25 Views
ToolTip
This is a migrated thread and some comments may be shown as answers.
bagga
Top achievements
Rank 1
bagga asked on 15 Jun 2010, 08:53 AM
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.

1 Answer, 1 is accepted

Sort by
0
Svetlina Anati
Telerik team
answered on 17 Jun 2010, 02:23 PM
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
the Telerik team
Do you want to have your say when we set our development plans? Do you want to know when a feature you care about is added or when a bug fixed? Explore the Telerik Public Issue Tracking system and vote to affect the priority of the items
Tags
ToolTip
Asked by
bagga
Top achievements
Rank 1
Answers by
Svetlina Anati
Telerik team
Share this question
or