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[Case Study] Does Googlebot follow javascript generated links?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Han_Solo, May 17, 2013.

  1. Han_Solo

    Han_Solo Newbie

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    I found a forum that allow put HTML tags in signature. It's possible to include javascript code. I made a simple script that replace one navigation link in forum header with my URL:

    Users (with enabled js in web browser) will see link to my site, but does Googlebot follow it? I made that link to subpage created 2 years ago, but not indexed yet (it has any backlinks and isn't linked from other pages on this domain). In next days I'll check that the page was indexed or not and post update. :)
     
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  2. betam4x

    betam4x Newbie

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    Should just put an AdSense banner there ;). Also, cloaking your link from users but making it visible to Google is a good idea as well.
     
  3. thejake

    thejake Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Googlebot more or less adds links to its "link inventory" for a page when parsing js, but generally doesn't apply DOM manipulations when indexing the page, but does thumbnail after all the dynamic stuff that they'll do has done its business. It's tried to snoop links from js since before it could parse js, so something like document.write('<a href="/blerg">blerg</a>') has been spiderable for a long time. From what I observe on lyrics sites they mostly disregard any dynamic content that involves an origin change.
     
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  4. WrightWilliams

    WrightWilliams Power Member

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    That is the absolute best answer that anyone could possibly post on here. Upping your rep.
     
  5. WayneInc

    WayneInc Senior Member

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    Perfect Answer men...

     
  6. Han_Solo

    Han_Solo Newbie

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    Update: After 4 days page is indexed.