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    Junior Member The Lion's Avatar
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    Cool Does Table 'Summary' Content have SEO Value?

    I've looked around on the web and have only found a couple tidbits about summaries having any value with respect to SEO. Is there any value?

    One post I read said that summary content is what 'makes the Google world go round.' They didn't offer any references, so I kept looking. But I couldn't find any real articles on the subject (mostly because the search is difficult to query with the word 'summary' in there. Anyone have any ideas?

    thx in advance,
    The Lion.

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    Re: Does Table 'Summary' Content have SEO Value?

    Are you talking about blog summary snippets?

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    Re: Does Table 'Summary' Content have SEO Value?

    Well, anything that can make use of the 'summary' attribute.

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    Re: Does Table 'Summary' Content have SEO Value?

    Quote Originally Posted by incrediblehelp View Post
    Are you talking about blog summary snippets?
    From the Thread title it seems he meant the optional 'summary' attribute for the <TABLE> tag used generally for accessibility purposes. Check this:
    HTML TABLE TAG

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    Re: Does Table 'Summary' Content have SEO Value?

    I don't believe this has any effect on your ranking as I believe that it's meant to help accessibility. Screen readers can read what the table is about, which helps the user.

    Hope that helps.
    All the best,
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    Cool Re: Does Table 'Summary' Content have SEO Value?

    Yeah, I know the site. I'm a big fan. But it doesn't answer the question as to whether or not 'summary' content is read by metacrawlers and, thus, indexed.

    No one seems to know, but I hate to assume it doesn't just because no one seems to know.

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