SEO consequences of using tabs

Ryan R asked on November 21, 2014 22:31

I can't believe I never thought of this, but this article that just came out now has me fearing that my new site (using tabs) is not going to do well in terms of SEO.

http://www.websitemagazine.com/content/blogs/posts/archive/2014/11/21/this-design-choice-could-destroy-your-seo.aspx

How can I make a certain URL land on a certain tab? I tried wrapping the content in a div with a particular ID and then adding that ID onto the end of the URL but it didn't work.

Any ideas?

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Yehuda Lando answered on November 22, 2014 16:58

I made some changes to the default tab layout. The pages that have tabs have the url alias /pageName/{tab}. In my custom tab layout webpart (copied from the default one), I'm getting the value of the tab query string, and then find the correct tab and set the ActiveTabIndex to that tab index.

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Ryan R answered on November 24, 2014 17:13

That looks very helpful, thank you Yehuda.

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