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Optimizing HTML Code for Maximum SEO – Use CSS to remove excess code, incorporate anchor text

Posted by killerkulture on February 16, 2008

One element that Search Engines take into consideration when ranking your web pages is the code to text content ratio.

  • One of the factors that search engines use in ranking a webpage is the percentage of text in the web page.
  • Simply put code to text ratio is % of text in the page / % of html code in the page.
  • Search Engines use this ratio to determine the relevancy of your page and higher this value more your chances of ranking higher.

Here’s an article about using CSS to reduce your code: http://www.practicalecommerce.com/articles/166/Optimizing-HTML-Code-for-Maximum-SEO/

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