Do These Attributes Matter?

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Attribute TITLE
title="[character string]" within <a href>
Example: <a href="company.html" title="russian translation company">

Attribute SUMMARY
summary="[character string]" within <table>
Example: <table border="0" summary="russian translation services">

These are descriptive, comment-like attributes that may (or may not?) play
some positive role in the search engine ranking process, like ALT=.  I have
just implemented both at by feeding some important
keywords in.  Does it make any sense to you?  Or, just on the contrary, I am
harming this page by kind of keyword spamming?...  Thanks! -- Mark

Re: Do These Attributes Matter?

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The Title-attribute gives a tooltip if you mouseover the link.

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The Summary tells blind people about the purpose of the table.
It's actually required in some HTML-versions.

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From Google Guidelines,
' A good rule of thumb is whether you'd feel comfortable explaining what
you've done to a website that competes with you. Another useful test is to
ask, "Does this help my users? Would I do this if search engines didn't

/Martin Hagstrøm

Re: Do These Attributes Matter?

I ran several reports focused on keyword density and the title description
used in place of  alt tag and wasnt recognized in my reports.
Not sure if the same for se.
The title was used only  to describe text link and again it wasnt
recognized.  Curious to hear how it works for you


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