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    Question Does Google read TABLE?

    Hi, I am thinking to make a design for my weblog(http://www.Liewcf.com). Since I am not familiar with tableless CSS design, I plan to use tables.

    As far as I know, Google like TEXT pages that easy to read. I worry that Google does not read TABLE tag well and caused less pages are indexed.

    What do you think?

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    Table is ok for search engine. The important thing is your link must be in text format or it must be readable by spider.
    Avoid link using javascript or gif format.
    If you had to put link in gif/jpeg format please put another text link below your site or at sitemap.

    hope it will help..

    Jawa

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    @lcf - the css design is not too difficult to create compared to the table design. You just need to study how it work. The best move is download some free design form Alex King website, study the code, and modified it accoding to your taste.

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    table is fine ... though some feels that CSS is better - not because that tables are bad but because CSS makes you use formatting codes a lot lesser.

    With lesser formating codes like etc ... you will have your file smaller. Smaller file size with the same text/content, will make your web page more condense with content. Plus, you can store CSS on an external file - making your web page file more and more condense ...

    But still ... the table is OK ... Most of my websites (especially older ones) are using tables and get good rankings as well ...
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    visit this site to see what css can do, I'm really impress with the work shown on this site http://www.csszengarden.com

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    Yes lcf, web spider read table very well.

    And if you're using SSI to include another file, #inlcude file, spider read them as well.
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    thank you for all the feedback

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    Another good idea is to try LYNX your website.

    As everyone know LYNX or text-based browsing which only read text & links but ignored tables & images. That's a way to see what spider sees.. they can't read /ignore images & tables.
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