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[_] SEO gone crazy

Richard Dennys richard.dennys at
Tue Dec 8 15:08:55 GMT 2009

Hi there.
Here is my take on this although not much info to go on.
1. Build websites for people not search engines
2. Moving buttons from text to images is silly as google won't recognise the
anchor text they use (part of their page rank process)
3. To improve keyword density I would add more text across the pages and
site not take any away!
4. The best way to work the KWD is through constructing keyword themes
though grandparent, parent and child content groups.

If you send me an offlist message with the url to
richard.d at I can help with your argument a bit futher.



On 8 Dec 2009 13:30, "Jon Free" <jon at> wrote:


Just had a request from a client that I wanted to get a general opinion on.
I think it's a stupid idea but don't have enough facts to ruin the idea.
They are trying to fix the ratio of words on the homepage in an attempt to
make these words perform better. The site has a main menu made up of
standard text links, no images or background images at all. They have
requested that we rebuild the menu using images to replace the actual text
within each link. Their thinking being that these words are diluting the
ratio of other more important words on the page.

Does this seem a bit far fetched? Surely there are vast numbers of sites out
there with menus like this that have awesome SEO regardless.

I would really appreciate any input.

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