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Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by rakeem, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. rakeem

    rakeem Junior Member

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    Hi buddies,

    some of my links from russian link service have the display:none in source code. do you think is fatal have such links?
     
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    Narrator Power Member

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    A few years ago Google didn't take into account CSS, but now I am sure it renders it. I doubt the links will do anything to help you.

    Here's an old post from Matt Cutts on the topic hxxp://www.mattcutts.com/blog/seo-mistakes-unwise-comments/

    Cheers!
     
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  3. Amsterdammer

    Amsterdammer Power Member

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    I did a quick search and would say this is not a good idea.
    Fix as soon as you can. :)
     
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    youtalkmedia Senior Member

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    dont use display:none any more. Google will hate you for it.

    What you can do is use the marquee tag. (<marquee width='20'>text here</marquee>)
    it will be small enough that most people wont see it, and accoring to a bunch of stuff I read, google allows it. You can also do the hidden thing like
    <div style='position:absolute;left:0px;top:0px;z-index:1;'>Hidden text here</div>
    <div style='position:absolute;left:0px;top:0px;z-index:2;'>Text on top here</div>
     
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  5. aka sam

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    Avoid Display:none ...Period.
     
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    You could just make them look pretty and stick them in the footer?
     
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    the_demon Jr. Executive VIP

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    You absolutely do not want links which are cloaked with CSS like that... It's an SEO Death Wish.

    While I won't get into the very "black hat" ways to get away with this kind of thing, I will tell you that you should cancel those links you bought, ideally requesting a refund.
     
  8. rakeem

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    strange, i see a lot of linkprofiles with the div display:none at top of the rankings :confused:

    and they are there for a long time, some domains are 1+ old and still no penalties...
     
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    Bianko9 Newbie

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    bump.
     
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    < div display:none > is usually used to hide certain thing so they must be trying to hide links.

    Google still read it and as far as i know there is nothing wrong..
     
  11. 1+1=2

    1+1=2 Junior Member

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    hidden links still have power, but much much less than visible links, that's my conclusion after my practice with hidden links few months ago. G00gle bot is smart enough to identify what are being hidden using Javascript of CSS