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    Position of content in html


    Hello. I'm wondering if the position of main content within the HTML of a page will make any difference to keyword ranking?

    Looking at my site's HTML, you have to scroll though the header and then a long list of in-site links in the left sidebar before you get to the content. Does Google pay more attention to keywords that are higher up in the page's html, or am I worrying too much?

    Many thanks in advance!
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    Originally Posted by jezza
    Hello. I'm wondering if the position of main content within the HTML of a page will make any difference to keyword ranking?

    Looking at my site's HTML, you have to scroll though the header and then a long list of in-site links in the left sidebar before you get to the content. Does Google pay more attention to keywords that are higher up in the page's html, or am I worrying too much?

    Many thanks in advance!
    It certainly used to be an issue and many believe that it still makes a difference.

    Why not move your menu further down in the code (using css/positioning to keep it displayed at the top of the page) then let us know if/how it affects your rankings?

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    Im still a fan of having your most important keyword/s as high up in the content as possible
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    I also think it makes difference. Google can read whole website each content and each page except no follow links. So it could be play an important role in SERP listing.
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    If it is your most important keyword you signify its importance by placing it in your H1 and then down the level of importance.

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