I’m curious to know if text that is within modal pop-up boxes is read by search engines?
Should I avoid putting important text in a modal pop-up box because search engines ignore this data? Or is the text in these boxes, although not visible unless clicked (then revealed), still read and treated like any other text on a page?
I forgot to mention that I was thinking of putting a pop-up modal box inside of another pop-up modal box. Is this considered weird? Difficult to navigate for the user? Can Search engines see the text or images in a modal box?
It’s going to depend on how that content is loaded by the particular ligthtbox or modal effect, something which you might need to ask the developer for advice…
If you are simply taking content from one container in a page and displaying it within a modal window, then lightboxes and modals should retain good SEO standards. Because as the page is loaded, that content is already in the page (the DOM) for search engines to see.