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Can Google crawlers find a hidden link?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Engange, Jul 21, 2015.

  1. Engange

    Engange Regular Member

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    If I implement a hidden link on my website, can Google crawlers find it?
     
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    ranksonic Junior Member Premium Member

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    roadhamster Regular Member

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    White text on a white background works best. Almost noone can find it.
     
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    kyescontent Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    They'll find it, and they'll penalize it.
     
  5. myopic1

    myopic1 Regular Member

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    What? Crawlers read HTML. Are you suggesting that the Google bots look at things visually alone and if something is a little difficult for the human eye to see they just go 'yup, nothing to see there'.

    If there's a link in the code, which by definition there has to be, Google will find it. They can also find them in PDFs and Javascript and most other text based mediums.
     
  6. HoneyHelper

    HoneyHelper Supreme Member

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    yes they can!
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    BloggerTonmoy Senior Member

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    Sure they can. I think Google biggest next update will be for PBN !
     
  8. roadhamster

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    What are you trying to achieve OP? Google must or must not find it? And if Goolel may not find it, what value has your hidden link?
    Maybe you could use some piece of PHP code:
    If useragent=google then don't show link, or the other way around, depending on your needs.
     
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    tony_d Elite Member

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    It depends whether they're hidden from Google or not... the rest of the answer follows quite simply.