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    My friend has a website with a PR of 3. I'm going to pay him some money to put 2 links on his homepage. The links have nothing to do with his website, so I'm thinking of asking him to just put them in the footer and making them the same color as the footer background so users can't see them. Is this a smart idea?




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    Default Re: Hiding links by making them the same color as the background

    No, Google will eventually find that link and slap you hard. I've never heard of such invisible links working tbh..
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    Default Re: Hiding links by making them the same color as the background

    it is wayy too easy for google to detect that.

    there's a few other tricks that can be used to hide your link, but in your case, why even go there?

    And footer links aren't the best either.. get your link on a sidebar or something on a page with high PR on his site. Don't use "sitewide" links.

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    Default Re: Hiding links by making them the same color as the background

    Why not hide it as an image link?

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    Default Re: Hiding links by making them the same color as the background

    It's not a smart idea. Google has been tracking hidden links, it's risky.

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    Default Re: Hiding links by making them the same color as the background

    If you have a link on a page, google will not do anything, but instead Crawlers will catch it :P

    This strategy which you said is not effective really because it is on page, colors dont matter here.

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    Default Re: Hiding links by making them the same color as the background

    Hiding the links is a really bad idea and can get you a nice penalty and a holiday in the sandbox.

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    welcome to 2006

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    Default Re: Hiding links by making them the same color as the background

    Absolutely NO! It is not recommended, no more. You could get easily penalized so - better find an other safe way to promote your links.

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    Default Re: Hiding links by making them the same color as the background

    Unrelevant link
    Hidden link

    Dont seem like a good idea?

    anyway its for linkjuice sinces is unrelevant, so put your URL in footer and hide it behind like "Powered by" or "Design by"

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    LOL, Googlebot doesnt have human eyes, it reads code so it can see everything. Hiding links with background color is only good when you are trying to hide some shameful paid links in your article, because you don't want your readers to think about you as a sellout.

    Anyways, try to negotiate some non-site-wide place (sidebar that doesnt repeat, homepage text, PR article) and wrap the link with some contextual text that could connect the theme of his and your site together.

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    Default Re: Hiding links by making them the same color as the background

    Hi All,

    What If My website content location is different for USER and Crawler?
    By using <div> tag i am Added content at the start of the page then my tip navigation to the crawler and for user its in bottom of the page.

    Is it spamming??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pvlman View Post
    LOL, Googlebot doesnt have human eyes, it reads code so it can see everything. Hiding links with background color is only good when you are trying to hide some shameful paid links in your article, because you don't want your readers to think about you as a sellout.

    Anyways, try to negotiate some non-site-wide place (sidebar that doesnt repeat, homepage text, PR article) and wrap the link with some contextual text that could connect the theme of his and your site together.
    I'm not hiding it from Google I'm hiding it from his website viewers so they don't go to a video game website and say "Hey by the way, why do you have a random link for a plumber on your website?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by mqs1000 View Post
    I'm not hiding it from Google I'm hiding it from his website viewers so they don't go to a video game website and say "Hey by the way, why do you have a random link for a plumber on your website?"

    In that case you're halfway there. Just try to find a nice location for that link that isn't site-wide (repeating itself throughout the entire site) and eventually give it some contextual content around it, so it will be fine with a Google. For example if there's some online game/game review about game that involves plumbing, just put it there and adjust the text a bit. E.g. "Did you know that Super Mario Was formerly a plumber?"

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    Default Re: Hiding links by making them the same color as the background

    It was a great idea in 1999.

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    Default Re: Hiding links by making them the same color as the background

    Irrelevant PR3 not worth the trouble. You'll waste your money.

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    Default Re: Hiding links by making them the same color as the background

    lol, this thread has to be a joke right?


    The search engines will see your links as soon as the site is crawled.

    It's not like the spiders visually scan your pages, they go through the source code and check a lot of your coding.


    I would highly recommend not making your links the same color as the background.


    Have fun getting sandboxed if you hide your links. See what I did there? lol
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    Default Re: Hiding links by making them the same color as the background

    you guys might laugh but i still see sites doing this in top10 for medium kws. g is not so smart as people think

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    Default Re: Hiding links by making them the same color as the background

    Well if you just wanted a link you could always add a guest post. It won't be on the page with the actual page rank but better than nothing and potentially damaging your friends site.

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    These links work really well. You can buy these links here

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    Default Re: Hiding links by making them the same color as the background

    Well this used to work in the Past, But not anymore.
    If you want a general Idea, ask your friend to place that link in the Home Page Post and not anywhere in the footer.
    This way you could be benefited and no need to worry about the Google.

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    Default Re: Hiding links by making them the same color as the background

    for links use small DIV with height:1px, don't change colors

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    Default Re: Hiding links by making them the same color as the background

    All old seo ideas like this end with a website penalized.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ba_laz View Post
    welcome to 2006
    Surprised it took 8 posts to get here.
    Also wondering why others haven't stated that this is the oldest trick in the book. (THAT NO LONGER WORKS)

    https://support.google.com/webmaster...er/66353?hl=en
    http://www.webpronews.com/google-pen...-links-2012-05
    http://searchengineland.com/googles-...n-links-150659
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hidden_text

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealRazzy View Post
    lol, this thread has to be a joke right?


    The search engines will see your links as soon as the site is crawled.

    It's not like the spiders visually scan your pages, they go through the source code and check a lot of your coding.


    I would highly recommend not making your links the same color as the background.


    Have fun getting sandboxed if you hide your links. See what I did there? lol
    See Post #13

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    Wow looks like nobody read my first post. I WANT Google to see my links. I want the links hidden from viewers for my friend's sake because they are totally unrelated and we both don't want his viewers to wonder why there are random unrelated links on his page.

    I then corrected someone in post 13 explaining this exactly and yet there are still people responding with the same thing...Please read posts thoroughly.

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    OP I get what you're saying. Of course you want Google to see the link so they can count it as a link pointing to your website. You don't want your friend visitors to see it because it's totally unrelated to the website. My opinion is that if you need to hide a link from a certain website visitors, then maybe that link should not be created in the first place. On the other hand, I have seen some high ranking pages with transparent links pointing back to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mqs1000 View Post
    Wow looks like nobody read my first post. I WANT Google to see my links. I want the links hidden from viewers for my friend's sake because they are totally unrelated and we both don't want his viewers to wonder why there are random unrelated links on his page.

    I then corrected someone in post 13 explaining this exactly and yet there are still people responding with the same thing...Please read posts thoroughly.
    They have read your post correctly, its you who failed to understand the answer.

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    Doesn't matter, making links or stuffing keywords as the same color as the background will get you penalized, doesn't matter what your "intentions" are, you'll get penalized hard and he may as well. This worked maybe in 2002.

    I'm sure the visitors won't be butt-hurt over a link that's unrelated to his site is sitting in a sidebar or elsewhere on his website.

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    Default Re: Hiding links by making them the same color as the background

    not the safe way

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    Quote Originally Posted by lancis View Post
    They have read your post correctly, its you who failed to understand the answer.
    Ha Ha, awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mqs1000 View Post
    Wow looks like nobody read my first post. I WANT Google to see my links. I want the links hidden from viewers for my friend's sake because they are totally unrelated and we both don't want his viewers to wonder why there are random unrelated links on his page.

    I then corrected someone in post 13 explaining this exactly and yet there are still people responding with the same thing...Please read posts thoroughly.
    Dude, a hidden link is a hidden link.

    Do you really think you have found some great new method that nobody has ever thought of before?

    See #29 http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackha...ml#post5808996

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    Quote Originally Posted by mqs1000 View Post
    Wow looks like nobody read my first post. I WANT Google to see my links. I want the links hidden from viewers for my friend's sake because they are totally unrelated and we both don't want his viewers to wonder why there are random unrelated links on his page.

    I then corrected someone in post 13 explaining this exactly and yet there are still people responding with the same thing...Please read posts thoroughly.
    Sometimes you just can't help a person who is reaching out....

    Go for it, make your links the same color as the background because they're unrelated to your friends website that he's going to put them on.

    I wish you the best of luck.

    Please read around the forum and continue to not take advice from people who know what they're talking about.
    Please update us when your friends site, and possibly yours, gets penalized

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    See Post #13
    Please reread the information given to you in this thread.
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