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Allowing webcrawlers despite a JS menu

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hi,

it is my understanding that web crawls are not intelligent enough to
prase the limitless number of JS menus out there.

I want/need to have a JS menu, but I also want my whole site to be
crawled by Google.

Any suggestions?

Jul 23 '05 #1
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wrote on 25 mrt 2005 in comp.lang.javascript:
it is my understanding that web crawls are not intelligent enough to
prase the limitless number of JS menus out there.
Google be praised.
I want/need to have a JS menu, but I also want my whole site to be
crawled by Google.


That is not really a javascript question, isn't it?

So also make normal links somewhere unobtrusive:

<div style='font-size:2px;'>
<a href='..normal link1..'>.</a>
<a href='..normal link2..'>.</a>
<a href='..normal link3..'>.</a>
<a href='..normal link4..'>.</a>
<a href='..normal link5..'>.</a>
</div>

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Jul 23 '05 #2

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Pa************@gmail.com napisaƂ(a):
hi,

it is my understanding that web crawls are not intelligent enough to
prase the limitless number of JS menus out there.

I want/need to have a JS menu, but I also want my whole site to be
crawled by Google.

Any suggestions?

Pure javascript menus where good 10 years ago, when everyobdy got tired
of totally static pages and there was some sort of javascript hype.

Times have changed. Accessibility shoud be the area of your concern.
Search engines indexing. Besides you can make really nice menus with CSS
not affecting accessibility nor good writing style (type "pure css
menus" in google).
If you *have to* use javascript menu, there is *absolutely* no reason to
have it *pure* javascript. After all you don;t want to build your page
using 10 years old techniques, do you? Yes - you can have a fancy,
multiple level menu with rollovers using *pure* CSS. You might wanna
consider adding some extra stuff (or simply help IE understrand the
basics) with javascript. You might make a menu with all those extra
effects. But if a user has no js support (not that uncommon btw) he will
still *see* the fully functional menu. Web crawels will see it too.

My point is - use good, modern techniques. Pure javascript menus are
definetely not one of them.
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Jul 23 '05 #3

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<Pa************@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:11**********************@f14g2000cwb.googlegr oups.com...
hi,

it is my understanding that web crawls are not intelligent enough to
prase the limitless number of JS menus out there.

I want/need to have a JS menu, but I also want my whole site to be
crawled by Google.

Any suggestions?

I wrote a JS menu to do just that and will post a copy of the script if you
like. Half of it is static (standard) html links, the other half is dynamic
JS for the menu. Can't post it right now, but will post it this evening if I
can get away from the T.V. (Stargate tonight, woot!)

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Matthew Hagston
Jul 23 '05 #4

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