[pmwiki-users]SEO: Avoiding Headings in the SideBar

H. Fox haganfox at gmail.com
Mon Aug 15 21:25:50 CDT 2005

On 8/15/05, Patrick R. Michaud <pmichaud at pobox.com> wrote:
> Beyond that, if any existing sites were terribly concerned about
> SEO before now it hasn't been strongly expressed.  :-)

I think wanting SEO goes without saying.  If the SEO consequences of
using H1's in the sidebar were known, I suspect there would have been
some strong expression long ago!

Concern for PmWiki encouraging good semantic structure has been expressed.

You ended up tweaking the button bar just right for promoting good
structure in wiki pages.  Thanks again for that.

> > I've concluded from your messages to the list that you want to change
> > the level of heading, not eliminate headings in the sidebar
> > altogether.
> Nope.  You must've missed the memo... :-)
> http://www.pmichaud.com/pipermail/pmwiki-users/2005-August/016908.html

My sincere apologies.  I did indeed gloss over the memo.  To compound
that, when I read

> Not likely -- I don't think the sidebar deserves its own markup.  If
> we come up with a markup that also has meaning in other pages, then
> maybe.

I was thinking a special sidebar-heading wikistyle counted as the
sidebar's own markup.

Anyway, thanks. I'll be glad to see headings gone from the sidebar.


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