Knowledge Base support case for AllWebMenus Pro, abstracted and stripped of all user’s private info.


Initial Email From:
Luke
Initial Email Subject:  Sliding menu
Support Case Month: July 2013

I have one question would the Google crawlers be able to crawl through all my links on menu? Here is my site with menu {URL REMOVED}

Thanks

Luke

Reply From: Likno Customer Support

Hello Luke,

The standard AllWebMenus menu has all its content within the JavaScript files, so search engines that are not able to access JS files will not see it.

There are two tricks you can do to increase your SEO:

First you can create a “sitemap” page (AllWebMenus will generate it automatically for you). If you link this page to your index page (even as a link not noticeable to the human eye) the search engine crawlers will follow it and discover all the menu links. To do this, have a look under “Tools->Create Sitemaps”.

You can also create a Sitemap for Google. Go to Tools-> Create Sitemaps -> Create Google Sitemap.

Second, you can turn your menu into a UL/LI menu. This means that you will have to insert the menu content into every single page (the same way you would do with a CSS menu). This of course adds more maintenance, but the menu links are visible in all pages. If you choose this option, we recommend that you use an include file so that you only have to edit the menu content in a single place if you want to change something in the menu in the future.

You can find more details about both methods in the project properties:

menu SEO properties

Let me know if you need more information.

Thank you!

Kind Regards, 
Aggelos Tsakonas
www.likno.com
Powerful javascript menus (CSS menus/drop-down menus/sliding menus), web trees, buttons, tabs, modals, tooltips, accordions, scrollers, designs for your websites!

Reply From: Likno Customer Support

Dear Aggelos,

Yes it works fine, I appreciate your help and my home page looks great with your slider. You have very fine software and attention to detail. I will recommend to others.

Many thanks

Luke

 

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Initial Email From:
James
Initial Email Subject: Pre sales question
Support Case Month: July 2013

Hi Folks,

I am building a silo structured website and would *love* to use your Allwebmenus Pro but I need to hide the menus from Google and make their bot follow my link structure.

As the experts, can you advise,
1. Can/does Google read the js files?
2. What about putting the javascript files in a directory and disallowing it in robots.txt?
3. Is it worth putting the menus in an I-Frame?

Note: I am specifically worried about Google and assume you are up-to-date with the latest thinking.

Your advice ahead of a purchase would be much appreciated.

Regards,
James

Reply From: Likno Customer Support

Hello James,

First, thank you for your interest in our Likno products.

As far as we know, Google cannot find the links contained inside our menu.js file, because this file does not have straight <a> tags, or even "onclick" methods. It merely has the URL as a string parameter which later the awmlib1.js (or awmlib2.js) reads and creates the link.

See for example one such "item" inside the menu.js file:

it=s1.addItemWithImages(7,8,8,"AllWebMenus Examples",n,n,"",n,n,n,3,3,3,n,n,n,"",n,n,n,"examples.html?source=side",n,0,0,2,10,11,11,12,13,13,1,1,1,0,0,n,n,n,0,0,0,4,n);

For this reason, we created the "UL/LI" population option in AllWebMenus so that users that do need SEO and Google crawling the pages can use it.

So, we believe that if you use AllWebMenus with the standard population method Google will not crawl the links within (which are actually parameters).

Don’t put the menus in an i-frame, it has no difference in terms of Google crawl.

Also read this:

http://moz.com/ugc/can-google-really-access-content-in-javascript-really

So I believe you are safe with the external menu.js file of ours (which does not even have the links in coding format but only as parameters).

Regards, 
Aris
Likno Customer Support
www.likno.com
Powerful javascript menus (CSS menus/drop-down menus/sliding menus), web trees, buttons, tabs, modals, tooltips, accordions, scrollers, designs for your websites!

 

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Initial Email From:
Neil
Email Subject: menus gone tiny
Support Case Month: May 2013

hi,

because I want users to be able to right-click on a menu entry to open in a new tab, I've just changed a menu structure from being a javascript menu to being CSS with UL/LI menu population.

However, the live menu items have gone from displaying as expected to being incredibly narrow (about 20px wide) - and yet they still display as expected within AWM's preview.

I'm guessing that I need to change something somewhere, but I can't find what needs changing. Could you please suggest what I need to change within AWM to get it to display properly, please?

cheers

Neil

Reply From: Likno Customer Support

Hello Neil,

Our developer told me that the problem is with the "Size (Width/Height)" property when the menu is "CSS Menu".

You need to have these values to "non-Auto", which you do, but it seems that you did not have them in proper (larger) values.

For example:

CSS menu width height

Please make sure that you specify proper width and height there, for all levels of your menu.

The PREVIEW showed OK because it only shows the JavaScript menu version, not the CSS menu version which you actually have selected to use (we will update this so it is not this confusing).

Best Regards,
Aris Filokostas
Likno Customer Support
www.likno.com
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Reply From: Neil

Thank you! I can't believe I didn't spot that myself.

Now I'm finding that I can't get the fine control with the menu item positions that I could with the JS menu. Is there a way to have each main item be a particular size?

Reply From: Likno Customer Support

Hello Neil,

I am afraid that this is not possible in CSS Menus (per-item customization).

Do you really need to use a CSS Menu? Because you can also use the "Javascript Menu" with the UL/LI population option, which is the same as far as SEO is concerned.

Best Regards,
Aris Filokostas
Likno Customer Support
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Reply From: Neil

hi Aris,

it was the 'open in new tab' by right-clicking I was wanting, which from your knowledge base I believe can only be done in a CSS menu? Is that right?

Reply From: Likno Customer Support

Yes, this is right.

Then, you need to use the CSS Menu, but with the same width for all items.

Best Regards,
Aris Filokostas
Likno Customer Support
www.likno.com
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Reply From: Neil

Thanks.

I've reverted to the JS menu type, because that positioning is more important to me than right-clicking.

Thanks for taking the trouble with my problem all the same. :-)

best

Neil

 

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Knowledge Base support case for Likno Web Modal Windows Builder,  abstracted and stripped of all user’s private info.


Initial Email From:
User
Initial Email Subject: SEO with Likno Web Modal Windows Builder
Support Case Month: April 2013

How do I make the content of Modal Windows available to crawlers? It looks like only compiled code is available, which means Google etc won't find it.

If not, any suggestions?

Reply From: Likno Customer Support

Hello,

This is true only if you use the “Embedded” Content source type. Instead, you can use the “Page Element” source type so that the modal takes its content from the page. This way all crawlers will also see this content.

page element modal window source type

If you want to use the modal to open external pages and especially if want various page links to open in the same modal design, then I strongly recommend using the “Make certain links/forms in page open in this window” option:

make ceratin links open in same modal window

You will find many examples and sample code for this, but if you need more help then let me know your exact needs so that I can suggest the best solution.

Best Regards,
Kostas
Likno Customer Support
www.likno.com
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Initial Email From:
Margie
Initial Email Subject: SEO Visibility
Support Case Month: February 2013

Hi .. am using All Web Menus Pro 5.3   Are the search engines able to read it?  
Thanks,
Margie

Reply From: Likno Customer Support

Hello,

The standard AllWebMenus menu has all its content within the JavaScript files, so search engines that are not able to access JS files will not see it.

There are two tricks you can do to increase your SEO:

First you can create a “sitemap” page (AllWebMenus will generate it automatically for you). If you link this page to your index page (even as a link not noticeable to the human eye) the search engine crawlers will follow it and discover all the menu links. To do this, have a look under “Tools->Create Sitemaps”.

Second, you can turn your menu into a UL/LI menu. This means that you will have to insert the menu content into every single page (the same way you would do with a CSS menu). This of course adds more maintenance, but the menu links are visible in all pages. If you choose this option, we recommend that you use an include file so that you only have to edit the menu content in a single place if you want to change something in the menu in the future.

You can find more details about both methods in the project properties:

SEO menu properties

Best Regards,
Kostas
Likno Customer Support
www.likno.com
Powerful javascript menus (CSS menus/drop-down menus/sliding menus), web trees, buttons, tabs, modals, tooltips, accordions, scrollers, designs for your websites!

Reply From: Margie

Hi .. 
Thank you so much!  As always!
Margie

 

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