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Experienced Members: Backlink Issue, Opinions Needed

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Micallef, Mar 5, 2010.

  1. Micallef

    Micallef Supreme Member

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    I have just found a new exploit on a website platform which allows an edit of the home page in html.

    In order to avoid detection, I have considered using this code:

    <div style="position: absolute; left: -2400px;"><a href="http://www.myurl.com">anchortext</a></div>

    This pushes the link beyond the borders of the homepage so the link is no longer visible in a normal browser.

    This seems like the sort of thing that Google will come down very hard on.

    Opinions please.
     
  2. agente808

    agente808 Regular Member

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    That's pretty commonly used by a lot of websites as a method to replace text with images, while keeping the text readable for screenreaders. Lots of css geeks highly recommend that method...
    Given the huge non-spam use of that hiding method, I don't think Google will crack down on it anytime soon...
    I could be wrong, but I think that would be pretty safe.

    Your 2400 isn't high enough though - it may push it off your screen, but it won't push it off larger screens - most people use 9999 for this

    another option:
    text-indent: -9000px;

    Code:
    <a href="http://www.myurl.com" style="text-indent: -9000px;">anchortext</a>
    or
    Code:
    <a href="http://www.myurl.com" style="position: absolute; left: -9999px;">anchortext</a>
     
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  3. Micallef

    Micallef Supreme Member

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    This is exactly the way BHW should work.

    Your clear answer is appreciated. Rep given.