Select Menu/Link ID and Page Ranking

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I have a Javascript <select> menu that I am using to save some page real estate but am concerned the links within are not being spidered properly by Google. If this is a concern of mine, should I switch to HTML text links? The URLS are clearly spelled out inside the <option value="">, but I can't seem to find out if this is effective or not.

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Along the same lines I have a links page that I am using in combination with a PHP script that tells me how often my partners are being clicked. The script requires that I use http://mysite.com/partners.php?ID=8 instead of a direct link like http://mypartner.com - does this ruin any hopes of increasing my partner's ranking on Google in this scenario? If so, I will lose the script and switch to direct linking - I just can't seem to find anyone to answer this question for me!

Thanks all.

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  • gardenstew
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Hi wwwac,

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Personally I would switch to HTML text links as I would imagine that the Google spider would have trouble with this Javascript. Another alternative is to keep the select box but provide a site map elsewhere with text links replicating the pages in the select box. This will help the spider to find these pages if it has trouble with the script. Remember to link to this site map from the homepage 8)

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Unless it is absolutely necessary for you to know how often your partners links have been clicked I would switch to direct text links

Hope this helps :wink:

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