Tables and SEO

Discussion in 'Site / Search Engine Optimization' started by buddy m, Oct 21, 2020.

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    buddy m

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    I'm not sure, but I recall many years ago I read that creating tables for your (my) websites is not very good for SEO, and can actually hurt the website with search engines. I dont remember the reason behind the statement. Does anyone know if this is true?
     
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    bettingappguide

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    I'd check the serps. Pretty sure 99% of top ranking pages have some form of table/top list on there and they are probably doing alright.......
     
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    I don't think he means exactly that, it was more of the old way tables were coded I think, years ago that used to be the talking point I think. Saying that, I've not heard the subject spoken about for about 10 years
     
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    buddy m

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    Aiden, thats what I was referring to. I havent heard that either for quite awhile, but I wanted to add a few tables and thought, AHH I dont know. Thanks to both of you.
     
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    DaftDog

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    In the past some websites were created using tables for the entire layout, this is not recommended. Using tables to display data is perfectly okay though.
     
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    buddy m

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    Thanks Draft
     
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    DaftDog

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    You're welcome muddy b. ;)
     
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    AussieDave

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    @buddy m - I think table SEO is the last of your concerns. Maybe a trip to the optometrist next week :D
     
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    buddy m

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    Oh man, I'm sorry DAFT LMAO, and thats pretty funny Aussie!
     
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