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November 26, 2003, 8:11 pm
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I'm redoing my pages and have a question.
Assuming the following structure:
- index-files directory
In subpage.html - is it better to link back to index.html by
<A HREF="../index.html"> <IMG SRC="s.gif" BORDER="0" Alt="Domain Name Main
<A HREF="http://domain-name.com "><IMG SRC="s.gif" BORDER="0" Alt="Domain
Name Main Page"></A>
<A HREF="http://domain-name.com/index.html /"><IMG SRC="s.gif" BORDER="0"
Alt="Domain Name Main Page"></A>
I guess what I'm asking for is the pros and cons for each?
I just thought of a related question
Would there be any advantage in the above examples if I referred to s.gif
What if domain-name and index-files where composed of keywords?
Thanks in advance for you valued comments.
Griz (aka Steve - Builder of Garaj Mahal)
To EMail reply delete a letter from each side of @
Steve-Stuff http://home.att.net/~steve-stuff /
Laser For Sale http://home.att.net/~mazak-laser /
Re: Best Link form?
Best link form (to a home page) is:
<a href="http://www.domain.com/ ">Laser Sale : Home Page</a>
Best link form (to any other page) is:
<a href="http://www.domain.com/directory/file.htm ">Laser prices and price
The mid November events suggest that Google is in the process of detecting
and trying to eliminate hyphenated words as a spamming technique. So the
technique is now best avoided, and perhaps removed, in case is counts
against you, perhaps accidentally by Google. I have not found (in the
last 3 months) the insertion of alt= text, either for images on their own or
for images which are links, to have a positive effect on the sending or
receiving pages. In fact it appears to have a negative effect on the
sending page due to the size increase of the total text on the page.
Best regards, Eric.
Re: Best Link form?
It likely won't make a difference. I suggest just linking to
"/whatever", so that you go from the root, or using "../whatever", the
relative path. Why hard-code the domain name if you can let it be
flexible. And I suggest to forget about the hyphen debate either unless
you use the domain-name.com as actual _link text_.