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    Above the fold & Sliders


    Hello All,

    I now know that large sliders don't add any benefit to seo and from what I have been reading they might cause a negative
    effect. I built my site a couple of years ago with aesthetics in mind with nice large sliders etc. However, looking at it now
    the sliders don't reall provide any useful information to a visitor other than looking 'pretty'

    I am thinking of getting rid of them for smaller hero images but I rank really well for most of my pages/target audience so
    don't want to change too much - through fear of losing rankings to be honest. In your experience do you think there
    would be any benefit to removing the sliders? They are already hidden on mobile.

    Thanks for any advice,

    Andrew
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    Removing a slider won't make your website drop in ranking if this is your question.

    You should always build a web page with the user in mind. Having traffic is great but if it results in a high bounce rate either because your primary content is not accessible or because your website is too slow to load, then that traffic is useless.

    Removing these sliders will have the following effects:
    - Increasing the loading speed (less images, css and js to load)
    - Push your content up (user like to access the content fast)

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