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Code-to-Content Ratio: Impact on Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

In this post, I’d like to cover a problem I see all too often; code bloat. Code bloat can come in many flavors; excessive embedded JavaScript & CSS, inline JavaScript & CSS, tables for layout, and the worst offense: outdated HTML tags (i.e. <font>).

Code Bloat Page - a Calendar of EventsI recently ran across an unbelievable example of this type of bloat while I was preparing for a presentation on SEO. Here’s a link to the page, a calendar of events for a local library. The file has been altered only to hide the owner of the page.

With the page open, go to View Source.
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