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[_] SEO gone crazy

Ben Edwards list4me2 at
Wed Dec 9 11:14:28 GMT 2009

If there is no text on links unibility is screwed, totaly for people
who use screen readers.  If you put alt tags in I would imagin they
get treated as words so there is no point.


On 08/12/2009, 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.
> Thanks
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