The home page for http://www.silverjimsjewelry.com consists entirely of images.
This site *has* been visited by the Googlebot:
However, because everything on this home page consists of *pictures*
of words, rather than actual words, the Googlebot can not read them.
Since it does not think that there is anything on this page, instead
of indexing the rest of the site, it stops crawling and moves on to
I recently Answered another Question about a site with pretty much the
same problem, and you may find the information that I gave them
helpful as well:
1) Replace the images of words in the header, footer, and menus with
actual text for those words.
2) Include at least a paragraph of text on your home page describing
the business and products.
2) Use "alt" attributes to label any graphics on the site.
3) Submit the site again to Google at
4) Request that the site be listed in Directories, such as:
If these changes are made, I think that you will find that this site
is much more easily searchable via Google.
Clarification of Answer by
26 May 2004 16:08 PDT
Will it help? Probably.
Will it help as much as using text instead? Probably not.
If you do a "View Source" on this home page, you'll see that adding
such text would still put it on the bottom of the HTML source, after a
There's just no substitute for *real* content (pure text) at the
beginning of your html file, as far as the Googlebot is concerned. The
farther down the page the text appears, the less importance will be
ascribed to it by the Googlebot.
separate .js file (if your server supports SSI [server-side includes]
and the HTML tables into an include file
<!-- #include file="silverjims.js" -->
<!-- #include file="header.html" -->
<!-- #include file="menu.html" -->
<!-- #include file="footer.html" -->
Bear in mind that keeping your image-based page means that the
unlinked images of text
Silver Jims Jewelry
Sterling Silver Jewelry
Copyright 2004 Silver Jims Jewelry. All rights reserved.
will never be indexed by the Googlebot.