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[_] SEO gone crazy

Jon Free jon at tangymedia.co.uk
Wed Dec 9 11:35:21 GMT 2009

Thanks to everyone who replied to this one. I have bundled off an email to
the client in the hope that they will see sense and choose something else to
spend their time and money on.

Fingers crossed

On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 11:14 AM, Ben Edwards <list4me2 at googlemail.com>wrote:

> 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.
>
> ben
>
> On 08/12/2009, Jon Free <jon at tangymedia.co.uk> 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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