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Does Google Dislike the Use of Javascript Rollout Tabs To Hide Content?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by bennyboyccl, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. bennyboyccl

    bennyboyccl Junior Member

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    I have an eCommerce store that i have been using JavaScript to hide content.

    I do this because it just looks stupid to have 300-1000 words on an eCommerce home page.

    So i have a thing that say "Click here for more info" Then the content appears.

    I know Google can still read it which is my plan but does Google frown upon practices like this?
    Its not hidden from the customers, they simply have to click on something to make it appear.

    Any help appreciated.
     
  2. beakon

    beakon Regular Member

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    I agree with sasha I don't think tabbed content has any kind of negative effect on rankings. Google is able to read javascript so I would like to think they know when a simple tabbed content script is in place.
     
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  3. dubious

    dubious Regular Member

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    It won't have a negative effect unless you are being manually reviewed and intentionally doing cloaking. If Google can crawl your content, then you should be fine. Be sure to test by doing "site:http://page.com/url line from hidden tab" to ensure Google is crawling it; don't want them to miss anything. Never compromise UX out of fear of Google, it's their job to cater to YOU :)

    If you're paranoid, try doing the tabbed content via CSS alternative:

    Code:
    http://css-tricks.com/functional-css-tabs-revisited/
     
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    tnhomestead Regular Member

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    I know several folks who will add extra content to a website this way to help improve seo. As long as your not cloaking it from customers, it should be fine.
     
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  5. bennyboyccl

    bennyboyccl Junior Member

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    Awesome. Sounds like I'm on the right track :)