Just doing some changes to my server site and got stuck. I have been trying to do some background information for the site like some infomation about the games we host etc to try and gain some more search engine listings etc.
Now due to the ammount of games I dont want these all "linked" on the frontpage and was considering one of the java drop down boxes at the bottom of the page with all the links. Basically so users can still use it and search engines can also scan it but its not directly in your face. But will search engines scan a form drop down box? Anyone got any idea if it will or not?
Are you talking about outbound links? If you are, consider creating a script where you redirect them off of your site instead of direct linking.
Example: you would link to yoursite.com/redirect.php?othersite.com instead of just direct linking to othersite.com.
As far as a select menu, it would depend how you did it. Something like.. <option onclick="window.location=othersite.com">(or something like that, I'm not too savy on JS) could be seen as a link, since you have typed out the other site's url. If you wanted to do this, I would instead say:
<select name="redirect" onchange="submit.this.form()">
<option value="alias for othersite.com">
And have a script at the top of your page to redirect based on the value of $redirect.
I'm not so sure about Google being able to spider Java generated links.
If you right-click to look at the page source code - can you see the href Java links? If you can then Google should be able to follow them - if not - then no.