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How does Google see the sentences with strike tag?

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How does Google see the sentences with strike tag? Jonny Greenwood 1/22/14 1:51 AM
Hello everyone,

I wonder how google sees the sentences with strike tag.

Does google regard it the same with other normal texts?

Or Google knows the striketh tagged sentences means sort of "deletion"?

Or Google would even just ignore the strike tagged sentences?


PS: by "strike tagged sentences" I mean the the texts between <del></del> HTML code.
Re: How does Google see the sentences with strike tag? black belt 1/22/14 1:57 AM
It sees it as the user sees it. Are you worried about SEO for what should be a couple of words? If journalists find themselves striking out often they are probably best served not continue to play in the publishing game.
Re: How does Google see the sentences with strike tag? Jonny Greenwood 1/22/14 2:10 AM
I'm modifying the contents on my site as some of them shall be updated.

And my senior editor told me it is not a good practice to delete the sentences which are already indexed. But some sentences are indeed out-of-date nowadays, so I want to delete them.

So I am not sure if I can just delete them (and I hope this won't affect how the page performs in rankings), or I should tag them with strike tags.
Re: How does Google see the sentences with strike tag? JohnMu 1/22/14 2:16 AM
If these are only additional mentions of the same kind of content as you otherwise have on the page (and not the only mentions, or the primary content of the page), then removing them is fine. 
Re: How does Google see the sentences with strike tag? black belt 1/22/14 2:27 AM
Regarding SEO and which seems to be clarified, you have the best answer above.  (For the strikeouts I've seen used most often were with regard to journalism issues, e.g. retractions, which is what I was referring to. That's a completely different issue and I would expect it not to happen often! )