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Adding link to smiley

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by fuzon, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. fuzon

    fuzon Registered Member

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    Just a quick question about a certain method I recently read about and the validity of it. Is there any benefit of adding a smiley icon to a post promoting your own website, product, blog etc and adding a link to it as shown below:

    :)

    Will this have any beneficial effect to serps or just end up getting you banned from any forum and sandboxed straight away?
     
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  2. kurkapan

    kurkapan Regular Member

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    the robots don't see the smile :18:
     
  3. erroronline14

    erroronline14 Regular Member

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    Yup but I think SE can see the link..
     
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  5. ProteinX

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    it an old trick - the search engines frown on one pixel links. You can add alt text but its still a hidden link
     
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    yousefgreat Regular Member

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    You will not get any SERP boosts from doing this, however, you might experience an effect with PR. Not sure about one pixel links issue though!
     
  7. fuzon

    fuzon Registered Member

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    Thanks for the prompt reply guys especially msslife for the link to the other thread with more indepth info. I'll test it on a site which is of no importance and ill let you know how I get on.
     
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    I actually don't approve comments with links 'hidden' in smileys! I hate other webmasters trying to sneak something by me, better you give me an upfront link that I can check out.

    But I suppose someone somewhere is getting love doing this1
     
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