Re: text linksFrom David A on 2 March '00
replying to Re: text links posted by Woz
Correct images good, image maps bad.
>I think we are talking about two different things here, someone please correct me if I am wrong.
>1 Robots can follow image links, that is a link associated with a complete image.
>2 Robots cannot follow image maps, that is, a large image with different links ascribed to different co-ordinates withing the same image.
>At least that is how I understand it.
>>>>Search engine robots cannot read or follow the links within images.
>>>>Is this true? Or is it total nonsense? Or did I misunderstand
>>>It's total nonsense. Whoever told you this is probably wearing a dunce's hat.
>>Well, maybe only 99% nonsense; I've seen some pretty bizarre linking schemes, and many of the more bizarre ones are buried in images and imagmaps. If you want to see what the 'bots see, read the raw HTML. If it's clean to your eye (no ? calls or the like), it's probably clean to the 'bot.