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Search Engine Optimization => Advanced Search Engine Optimization => Topic started by: novinwebsite on 07-04-2017, 03:09:14

Title: Can fonts affect SEO?
Post by: novinwebsite on 07-04-2017, 03:09:14
I notice a lot of people and themes using a lot of obscure fonts - a lot of which render horribly on my screen.. So personally , I think they could...


its a bad user experience... right?
Title: Re: Can fonts affect SEO?
Post by: sree31 on 07-08-2017, 00:33:58
Bad fonts do provide a bad user experience and increase bounce rate. However, they don't affect SEO at this point, although Google bots could use them as a ranking factor, if they want to.
Title: Re: Can fonts affect SEO?
Post by: RH-Calvin on 07-11-2017, 00:21:31
Fonts do not effect search engine optimization. They are useful only for user experience and viewing.
Title: Re: Can fonts affect SEO?
Post by: Jessica Harden on 07-11-2017, 07:12:58
Font's need to be simple, experimenting with different font styles can affect your website. As some of the font style may not be supported by all the browsers. In this scenario, visitor of your website may come across with some horrible font style and size which can annoy them.
Title: Re: Can fonts affect SEO?
Post by: ZoyaBhatt on 07-15-2017, 00:55:32
Wellll... Yes but not so much that it should be one of the primary considerations in your site optimization. Google does take the font attributes like size, bolding, italics, etc into consideration but has a very small weighting in their overall assessments.

If I had to guess a number I would put it on the order of .01% or perhaps lower.

Best advice is to use font attributes for your users and let Google sort them out as they like.
Title: Re: Can fonts affect SEO?
Post by: andrewskyler on 07-15-2017, 23:47:37
Fonts directly affect the speed of your web pages (sometimes they can not be displayed correctly). Font does not display properly = lower performance = poor user experience = less CTR and higher bounce rate. So, have an impact on your SEO with:
Performance Speed (Direct)
User signal (indirect).
Title: Re: Can fonts affect SEO?
Post by: Neel Patel on 07-16-2017, 22:47:33
Yes it does but indirectly. If you are using fonts which are quite different and it takes time to read them. so users will not try to read the content instead they will prefer another site. so your bounce rate will be increased and that will affect your rankings. so it affects seo.
Title: Re: Can fonts affect SEO?
Post by: ZoyaBhatt on 07-18-2017, 00:35:43
Wellll... Yes but not so much that it should be one of the primary considerations in your site optimization. Google does take the font attributes like size, bolding, italics, etc into consideration but has a very small weighting in their overall assessments.

If I had to guess a number I would put it on the order of .01% or perhaps lower.

Best advice is to use font attributes for your users and let Google sort them out as they like.
Title: Re: Can fonts affect SEO?
Post by: hunkriyaz on 07-29-2017, 13:39:14
No it wont effect. Because the search engine can't see the font, it only see the html code and cache it.

One think that you need to keep in mind:
Use user friendly sized and professional fonts to get the users read your content or if the users visited and closed your website within 10 seconds...
...then it will defiantly heart your website SEO.
Title: Re: Can fonts affect SEO?
Post by: heyzal on 08-01-2017, 09:51:29
Fonts does not matter in SEO, But You can use in decent way.
Title: Re: Can fonts affect SEO?
Post by: graceluke on 08-01-2017, 19:34:47
Fonts directly affect the speed of your web pages (sometimes they can not be displayed correctly). Font does not display properly = lower performance = poor user experience = less CTR and higher bounce rate. So, have an impact on your SEO with:
Performance Speed (Direct)
User signal (indirect).
This is a good answer one. simple and nice font should be choosen for any SEO strategy. We're SEOzers and we need quality traffic. That's why we need to optimize from the least things.
Title: Re: Can fonts affect SEO?
Post by: arvind00557 on 08-02-2017, 04:15:43
Fonts does not affect SEO but it will affect the bounce rateā€¦.if your are using low size fonts which is not easy to read them your readers might leave your blog without reading your articles..this can increase your blog bounce rate hence use fonts which are easy to read...!!
Title: Re: Can fonts affect SEO?
Post by: ContentHeat on 08-02-2017, 12:23:58
Fonts do not affect SEO, it's all up to your content. However, if the fonts are not pleasant to the eye, or if the page contains too much effects and pictures you could lose some readers and the traffic on your page could decrease. Same goes for text formatting in general.
Title: Re: Can fonts affect SEO?
Post by: reputationplanners on 08-03-2017, 01:44:35
No font will not affect your SEO. But it will affect your visitors. If your font is not good your visitors will not stay on your page for long time because people prefer good looking sites or text to read because there are millions of articles that provide same information in better font. So you have to keep your font attractive so that the visitors are tempted to read your post. This will decrease your bounce rate which is very good and will definitely increase your sites rank. !-!
Title: Re: Can fonts affect SEO?
Post by: seoanubhavgarg on 08-11-2017, 05:31:41
At this point of time, Google focus more on user experience with your website and playing with bold fonts is not a good practice. There were times when bold fonts had a critical role in the rankings, but Heading tags have completely replaced them.

So, it's better to avoid using bold tags for SEO purposes, instead, you can use them to indicate something really important in your content. That actually enhances the user experience.

I hope that help!