[Support request] SEO Impact of removing header and / or footer

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    Hi Tom,

    I have searched here and elsewhere on this but did not come up with a definitive answer.

    Your suggestion to me to use a hook to remove the <header> instead of using CSS to hide it (display: none) is what prompted me to ask.

    There has been a lot of talk about what is the acceptable method to do this when creating these areas (header and footer) using a page builder. The focus of concern seems to be the schema.org markup with itemprop for these areas.

    So I guess the question is then: which is better – hide with CSS or remove with hook, or does it make a real difference ?


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    Hiding the header with CSS could cause SEO issues if Google feels that you’re hiding text from users and targeting it towards search engines. Although I believe they’ve confirmed that display:none is generally pretty safe.

    Losing the schema markup does make a difference to how search engines view your website.

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