Go to # on this page

When a css menu created in Freeway and then viewed in a browser, hovering over the link of the page that is currently being viewed shows ‘Go to # on this page’ in the status bar (at the bottom of the browser window).

When clicked it adds a # to the end of the url (in the address bar at the top).

This is obviously how Freeway deals with things, but my client doesn’t like the # and thinks it will definitely cause search engine bots to think there are duplicate pages on the site.

Does anyone have any thoughts about this, or how to get rid of the # without causing a master page nightmare?


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Hi Sly,

The CSS Menus needs links on each of the menu items. If it doesn’t find one then it replaces it with a #, which is essentially a relative link to the current page. It’s the same as http://yourdomian.com/currentpage.html#, which is all above board in the search engines’ eyes. If your client doesn’t like the # links then you’ll need to apply links to any item in your list that doesn’t have one. Note that if you use the “Highlight Current Page” option, any items that link to the page they’re on will be styled using the current page settings.

I personally think that the easiest option would be to assure your client that # links (jump links) will not cause search engine bots to think anything other than they’ve come across a recursive link (i.e. a link to itself).

Hope this helps,

Joe

On 17 Feb 2011, at 09:44, Sly wrote:

When a css menu created in Freeway and then viewed in a browser, hovering over the link of the page that is currently being viewed shows ‘Go to # on this page’ in the status bar (at the bottom of the browser window).

When clicked it adds a # to the end of the url (in the address bar at the top).

This is obviously how Freeway deals with things, but my client doesn’t like the # and thinks it will definitely cause search engine bots to think there are duplicate pages on the site.

Does anyone have any thoughts about this, or how to get rid of the # without causing a master page nightmare?


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