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SEO and code generating text. (7 posts)

  1. jennifer55
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have the plugin Tablepress (which is brilliant) - you just simply add a small code to a post or page for a table, and the browser will produce the data assigned to the code.

    The table is created in the admin area. Every time you edit the table, the contents of the table is changed on the page where the code has been inserted.

    This is brilliant for adding fresh information on the fly, such as sales campaigns and the like.

    My question is, although the code is only about 13 characters, would a search engine only 'read' the code, or would it read the data that has been added in the admin side?

    I have read somewhere that search engines love generated feeds, which is basically what tablepress is.

    Hope I've explained this okay.

    Would appreciate your thoughts as obviously, I don't know a lot about how search engines capture the data.

  2. davemhui
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Open your site in a web browser Lynx. Whatever it shows is visible and indexed by search engines.

  3. TobiasBg
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Jennifer,

    thanks for your question.

    Search engines will see the resulting table, and not the Shortcode. So, they will index the content in the table just fine :-)

    Best wishes,
    Tobias

  4. jennifer55
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks very much for your replies.

    Love your plugin Tobias, thanks for your response. I now think Tablepress is even better!

    Regards,

    Jennifer

  5. TobiasBg
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Jennifer,

    No problem, you are very welcome! Thanks for the kind words! That's really nice! Great to hear that you like the plugin so much!

    Best wishes,
    Tobias

  6. mlanestudio
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi! SEO by Yoast is not recognizing the content of my tables. I keeps saying I have no pictures and not copy in the copy area, it is all on the table. Is there something I can enter to make the SEO see that my information is in the table?

  7. TobiasBg
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi,

    unfortunately, no. As described in the other thread at http://wordpress.org/support/topic/seo-recognizing-content-stored-on-tables this is just a consequence of how Shortcodes work.

    Best wishes,
    Tobias

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