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Hidden Links in a css-Menu. Do they get the same linkjuice?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by SebastianJu, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. SebastianJu

    SebastianJu Power Member

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    Hello,

    the question is in title... Does google give hidden links the same linkjuice to hidden links like it gives to normal ones?
    The reason I ask is that I have a site that doesnt have a homepage at the moment. The homepage is forwarded to one of its pages. So my thought is to create a homepage that links to all the subpages in that site. But I dont think it would be good to link all the niche-keywords directly from the domainroot. So how about putting the links in a hidden div like css-menus are doing? css-menus contain all links but they are hidden. So does this mean these links pass linkjuice like the normal links?

    I want to have a rootpage instead forwarding the visitors to one subpage and I want to spread the linkjuice the rootpage has to the subpages... and maybe have a little protection against niche-thieves... at least dont make it too easy for them...

    Thanks!
    Sebastian
     
  2. Kid Shaleen

    Kid Shaleen Regular Member

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    My guess is that they don't.

    The reason for this is the "canonical" metatag that gives the url of the page as it should be indexed. If this pulled juice it would rather disrupt the whole PR thing.

    But as I wrote, that's just a guess.
     
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  3. SebastianJu

    SebastianJu Power Member

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    Thanks but I dont see what the canonical metatag has to do with it. The canonical only is telling the search engines whats the url to be indexed in serps. So when one page with the same content can be reached under:
    sitea/one.php?id=4&f=4
    and under
    sitea/one.php?id=4
    you could specify that the second version is the url this page should be indexed under.

    Maybe I wrote my question wrong?

    I mean i have a site that doesnt have a own page on rootlevel at the moment.
    site:
    domain/page1
    domain/page2
    domain/page3

    domain itself is forwarded via 301 to domain/page1. But thats only a suppage.

    Now I want to create a page on rootlevel of the domain.
    So that it looks at the end:
    site:
    domain
    domain/page1
    domain/page2
    domain/page3

    and domain should contain links to all subpages so the linkjuice that can be directed to a rootdomain is given to the subpages.

    Now the question is how to do this without presenting all niche keys on a silver plate to other IMs and on the same time give the linkjuice to the subpages...

    I thought maybe using a css-menu. A css-menu normally contains hundred of links that only are hidden normally. But would these normally hidden links be sufficient to spread the linkjuice?
     
  4. thedorf

    thedorf Senior Member

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    Just make an xml sitemap and give a proper link to it on the bottom of your page. Better yet submit the sitemap via your google webmaster account. Don't have one? You should...
     
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  5. SebastianJu

    SebastianJu Power Member

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    I already have a xml-sitemap and all pages are indexed. Or do you think this one link will spread the linkjuice from rootdomain like it should? Wouldnt it be better then to add the link to the sitemap at each page footer? At the moment the pages are only connected through relevance...
    I would like to spread the linkjuice that was built for the rootdomain to the rest of the sites instead forward the rootdomain to one subpage alone. Its a niche-site so I think it should present something too at the rootlevel. Maybe a "Bring me to a random page" or something. And maybe hidden somewhere the links to all subpages so the linkjuice is spread to them. But im not sure if links that are in a hidden div are transporting linkjuice...
     
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