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Chance of getting a penalty when you use CSS to block text on a website?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by mqs1000, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. mqs1000

    mqs1000 Power Member

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    I am able to start ranking for my business website for certain keywords, however there is a lot of text on the page that is way too much for potential customers to read. I have a lot of images that do the selling for me and I don't need them to read the text. In fact, the text makes the page look bad. I can't remove the text, because it is the reason that the page is ranking high (keyword filled). I know covering up text with images using CSS is advised against by Google, but I'd like to know how risky is it? Would I be able to get away with it, or is it a big no no?
     
  2. seoranksmart

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    No it not risky and not against by google.
     
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    evilclown Senior Member

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    #divclassname { visibility:hidden;}
    
    No problem on using that.
     
  4. mqs1000

    mqs1000 Power Member

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    It is definitely advised against. I saw a video where Matt Cutts and some guy talk about exactly that and telling people not to do it. Can't find the video though, will search some more.