Is using CSS positioning for SEO, spam?

Mike from Colorado asks, “is using CSS positioning for SEO considered spam?”
The short answer is NO. While people say that having your content above all your images and navigation elements in the source code is the best thing to do. While I’ve tested numerous sites for this, it doesn’t matter to the search engines. Positions were not increased nor descreased as a result of changing the placement of the content within the code. There are plenty of people out there that speculate and even state that it does make a slight difference … I just have never seen it make a difference in the search engine results.