How does CSS affects SEO?

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  1. James12smith

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    Hi!

    Can anybody tell me if my css affects my website SEO?

    For example, if I use the tag <b> but I use Css to change the style of this tags will I be penalized?

    I read that if I use "display:none" initially then the information inside that element will not be indexed. Is this correct?

    Thank you in advance.
     
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    CSS will not affect the site and external style sheet is user friendly for seo process
     
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    CSS is very important for web design because it provides you control of the entire look of your site. So it is very preferred in web design and you can create a interesting web design on your website.
     
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    CSS is used to create best look and feel to the website and css will not affect the seo so you can use css for your website to make it good.
     
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    Yes, CSS can impact your website's performance in the search engines, but not with regard to any of the issues you list. Generally speaking, CSS will only affect your rankings if they interpret it as an attempt to manipulate the results by doing things like hiding content from users so that only search engines would see it. The resulting page layout can also have an effect, but that's a subject that really belongs in the Search Engines topic.
     
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    css will effect seo only if we not disallow it into robot.text file.
     
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    Yes, CSS can impact your website's performance in the search engines, but not with regard to any of the issues you list. Generally speaking, CSS will only affect your rankings if they interpret it as an attempt to manipulate the results by doing things like hiding content from users so that only search engines would see it. The resulting page layout can also have an effect, but that's a subject that really belongs in the Search Engines topic.

    Whether the CSS is contained in an external stylesheet file, the <head> section of the document, or embedded inline in your HTML tags doesn't matter at all. CSS has been with us for nearly 15 years now. If your websites aren't performing as well as they had in the past, it's not because of CSS. It's because the search engines' ranking methods have changed and the level of competition has exploded. Good luck!
     
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    This thread is now closed. If you have something new to add, PM me and I'll re-open it.
     
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