If you have constructed your web pages by using one large table for your pages, (then shame on you – learn CSS), you can still show the search engine spiders your content first, instead of the navigation panel instead everytime.

The table trick employs a 2-by-2 table with an empty first cell, and then using a second cell with a rowspan set to 2, then you place the navigation in the second row ‘under’ the empty first cell.

Below maybe your standard table setup.

Navigation Content

Now turn this into:


This means your content can be viewed first by the search engines, but your navigation will still stay in the same place.

HTML Table Trick