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Code in html/xml that can't be seen via Page Source?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by guest2, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. guest2

    guest2 Newbie

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    I have some books on Amazon, and even through they are published under my pen name, there was a mixup that caused them to be under my real name for a while. Although they are now under my pen name, they are still coming up when I search using my real name.

    So, on Amazoncouk I found in the html code a canonical line that included my real name...so that made sense.

    However, on Amazoncom, I can't find my real name in the code anywhere when I check "Page Source" on my browsers. So although it appears my real name must be in there (or search engines would not index it as such) I can't find my real name.

    This leads me to wonder if there can be terms in html/xml code that aren't viewable by the "Page Source" option on a browser. If so...how can I see the entire code?
     
  2. innozemec

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    anything that is html/xml is viewable by view source, it can't be hidden
     
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  3. laowai

    laowai Power Member

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    You cannot see dynamically added content from page source instead you need some debugging tool to examine DOM.

    Using Inspect element in Chrome shows the source of the dynamic content.
     
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  4. rob1977

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    I'm surprised that you found your name on the .co.uk page as I was certain information like that would have been dragged forward from the back end.

    Curious I'll go and explore.
     
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  5. guest2

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    2 follow up questions...

    1. I have an Amazon.com page showing up in Google results for my real name even though it appears to not include my real name in the html code as is the problem at Amazon.co.uk. Given how Google looks for relevance, does anyone think it's possible that until the name is removed from my Amazon.co.uk pages that it might cause the Amazon.com page to show up as well? (Could they be related in terms of relevance even if the .com version doesn't include my real name). To clarify my situation I used a pen name because some of the material is controversial so I'd hate for a potential employer searching using my real name to find my pen name stuff...which is currently all too easy.

    2. What is the best way to resubmit a page I don't own for a fresh bot search? Is there any method better than google.com/addurl.html?
     
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2014