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Backlink less powerful when it is not obvious within the text?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by aussiejack, Mar 16, 2015.

  1. aussiejack

    aussiejack Regular Member

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    I have a question which might sound a bit... stupid, but it is about my money site so I dont care to ask stupid questions: I want to build some contextual backlinks. For some reason I dont want them to be obvious for the reader. That means they will not have another colour or be underlined or italic or anything like that. The anchor text will just look as the rest of the text. Unless the reader moves his mouse over the link or looks in the source code he will not see it.

    My questions: Are those backlinks less powerful?

    For example I read that if you use white font on white ground (invisible) then google sees that and does not like it. This was a SEO technique for keyword stuffing 70 years ago. Would it be similar with those backlinks?
     
  2. diesel1

    diesel1 Senior Member

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    No, I do not think so
     
  3. veboo

    veboo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Crawlers will crawl it less regard of bod or italic text
     
  4. Garryr

    Garryr Junior Member

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    Yes, I think these links will be less powerful, because people won't see it and won't click on them. If users don't click on links it's not natural and it's bad.
     
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    lilmasta Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    why do you do bold something? because you want the reader to know to its important so it will effect CTR but it wont effect ranking(Link juice) a link is a link no matter it is bold,italic or underlined or could be an image as well
     
  6. ThopHayt

    ThopHayt Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Agreed. Google knows these facts from how they used to pick out ghosted text white on white from the keyword stuffer days. Make a backlinks look like a backlink.
     
  7. aussiejack

    aussiejack Regular Member

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    various opinions as always....