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    Default SEO Help!

    Hi, I was wondering if there is anyone who can help me with a problem I'm having trying to do my site optimization?

    I have started to try and optimise my site, but for some reason, when I use a Spider Simulator to try and look at where I am falling short, it is not seeing any of the text in the main body of my homepage. There is text there, and when I have looked at the source code it is within the <body> tags.

    I am scoring really low at the minute for the site content, but that is not helped by the main body of text not being picked up.

    Is this something I'm doing wrong, or is it the Spider Simulator that is at fault (I suspect it is me!)

    Any help would be appreciated, as would any other advice with regards optimizing my site.

    Thanks in advance of any replies

    Matt Cottam
    www.redrosemobility.co.uk

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    Matt, just had a quick look at your site and it does not appear to be rendering correctly in either Chrome or Firefox. You have text overlapping the left hand column?. It may be that you are perhaps changing the site at the moment, but it does look very odd?.

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    Hi Andy,

    Thanks for the reply, I appreciate it. I have just had a look at the left hand column, and it looks fine on my screen, but I have just run the site through a screen tester online, and the left hand column looks wierd? I have no ideas why that is?

    I am running Firefox 5.0, but have had the left hand column as it is for a while now and used the previous version of Firefox.

    Could it be that my centre column width is too wide - 921px?

    Any help would be brill thanks!

    Thanks

    Matt
    www.redrosemobility.co.uk

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    most probably... and that centre column banner.
    Regards

    Neil.

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    Personally I don't like fluid width sites because its virtually impossible to test for every screen size. Much better IMHO to go with a fixed width site (something like 980px) which can be tested/viewed across all the main browser platforms.
    Regards,

    Dave

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    Agree completely with Dave, fixed width does seem to be the best solution, we use 970px.

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    Thank you very much!

    I have changed the site back to a fixed width site, and have checked it with IE and Chrome and it looks alot better now I think.

    I've had to get rid of my banner and lost some of my header, but I can put that back on.

    Is there any possibility of you checking it at your end just to make sure it looks ok?

    Thank you very much again!

    Matt
    www.redrosemobility.co.uk

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    Matt, that looks fine now, tested in Chrome / Firefox / IE

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    Thanks for your time Andy!

    I really appreciate it.

    Kind Regards

    Matt
    www.redrosemobility.co.uk

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