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Google Ban Hidden Div with keywords

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by ruler0fall, May 21, 2009.

  1. ruler0fall

    ruler0fall Power Member

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    Guys i've got a question: would google ban me for having keywords inside a hidden div ? I tried just putting them on the page but it doesn't look good.

    Thanks, Ruler0fAll
     
  2. justone

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    they possibly ignore the keywords + you risk a ban
     
  3. Claudiu

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    I guess the hidden div is between <!-- --> tags .. if so, don't worry, google will NOT bann you for this
     
  4. ruler0fall

    ruler0fall Power Member

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    So what would be a good way to put the keywords on the page without making it mess up my page.

    hxxp://tv.blogfreestuff.info/2009/05/21/arrested-development-my-hand-to-god-se-2-ep-12/

    i've placed them at the bottom of the page there but it doesn't look that good.

    Edit: I've just read the second reply, no I was planning on using display:none;

    Fixed it another way, hope it works
     
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  5. AllOutAnime

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    use font-size:0px
     
  6. carmex

    carmex Newbie

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    As far as I have found google will NOT ban you for this. Good luck.
     
  7. mazgalici

    mazgalici Supreme Member

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    Will not ban you, but he will penalize you in SERPS
     
  8. ruler0fall

    ruler0fall Power Member

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    I've found another solution, I changed the title to have some of the keywords and added a few things to the title.
     
  9. Claudiu

    Claudiu Regular Member

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    interesting you want others to share with you, but you won't share for other ... let it out, tell us what solution you came up with so others in the same situation as yours can make use of your technique
     
  10. whackhat

    whackhat Junior Member

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    Don't use display none, just position it off the page with something like left:-500px. And don't keyword stuff without making it a keyword rich, readable human sentence or paragraph. (If you are particularly looking at ranking with Google SERPS.)
     
  11. snarf2000

    snarf2000 Newbie

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    I don't think you will be banned but technically this is cloaking. You are showing the search engines different content than an actual visitor. If you have a lot of hidden content and they do a human review they could ban you I guess.
     
  12. tattoo

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    Just have a link on your page that will display the hidden content when someone clicks on it. This way it looks like you're just doing the ajax/web2.0 thing. Of course the content of your hidden div must be human readable...
     
  13. ukescuba

    ukescuba Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    as a few people have mentioned positioned off to the left with css works just fine... you will see some joomla template creators doing this.... and the sites they link to have extremely high google pr

    hth
     
  14. all_for_war

    all_for_war Newbie

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    crazy
     
  15. aReJay

    aReJay Power Member

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    Google may ban you. Best way to avoid a ban is

    Code:
    <div class="my_area">
    KEYWORDS HERE
    </div>
    in style.css

    Code:
    .my_area{
    display:none;
    }